urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china
urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china
nov 03, 2012

urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china

‘cui zhu garden’ by urbanus, shenzhen, china all images courtesy of urbanus




situated above an urban roadway, ‘cui zhu garden’ is a plot of land that introduces urban farming to the city of shenzhen. the site is positioned on one of the few hills in the municipality which were originally flatten in order to expand the community. developed by chinese firm urbanus, the junction structure mimics the rolling landscape and establishes a human element to the mundane migrant travel of the local residents. by coming into contact with soil and engaging an element of growth to the neighborhood, residents are able to connect and establish points of interaction with one another. the scheme turned a common landscape design into a program with a deeper social consciousness.

urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china

urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china stepped structure links the upper level with the lower streetscape

urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china gardens

urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china canopy structure

urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china model

urbanus: cui zhu garden in shenzhen, china

  • I think ambition got the better of urbanus in this one, none of the conceptual clarity found in the wedding chapel, shines thru in this piece; particularly sad given the lofty intentions contained in the narrative. In my opinion, every move should be at the service of the idea…including other lesser ideas.

    Chaszr says:
  • Let’s all bow down to the mighty opinion of @Chaszer. What are your credentials to dish out such pompous critiques?

    Matt says:

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