UA studio 7 merges high rise functions for shenzhen bay super city competition
all images courtesy of UA studio

 

 

 

according to the latest master plan, the central bay region of shenzhen will become the most important pole in the city and hong kong’s metropolitan area. the goal for competition is to create a world-class complex, with ‘super headquarters base’, ‘major economic center’, ‘super regional environment’ and ‘super city image’ being the key words of the design bid. taking these factors into consideration, UA studio 7 has developed a scheme titled ‘1>3’.

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition
bay view

 

 

 

the name comes from the idea that ‘1’ represents the whole, while the ‘3’ represents separate entities. by combining the several distinctive processes and functions, a stronger and more efficient complex can be achieved. thus, the proposal contrasts the concept of a simple stacked configuration of economic, ecological, and cultural domains.

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition
street views

 

 

 

in order to open up as much space as possible at the street level for the public, a majority of the required area is organized into three high rise towers. the forms merge together both at the upper levels through a sky bridge and in the underground. the environmental performance of the development was increased by integrating the city park in a eco-merging system, connecting the platforms by sunken galleries, rain gardens, and planted floating bridges.

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition
floating platforms

 

 

 

‘over the analysis of its demographic and social situation, we found that shenzhen is a typical ‘immigrant’ city, with a high proportion of young people living and working there. with this in mind, we tried to design a new type of development, a vibrant city where various functions like working, living, culture and entertainment merge together.’ – UA studio

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition
park detail 

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition
bird’s-eye view

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition
master plan 

UA studio 7 shenzhen bay super city competition
schematic diagrams

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: shenzhen bay super city international competition
client: shenzhen urban planning and land resources committee
design team: UA studio7
project director: shi zhesong
project manager: zhou jun gang
team members: li changlong, cai yanhong, yu cheng, mazhen long, tang xiaolei, mahin
type: urban design international competition
land area: 35.2 ha
building area: 1,500, 000 -1,700, 000 square meters
design: march – june 2014

 

 

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