URBAN PARK AND TRANSPORTATION HUB IN SHENZEN, CHINA
UV Architecture / Huayi Design
It is truly rare to find such a large “artificial green” equipped with so many facilities, infrastructures and services in such a densely built and populated metropolitan area as the Nanshan district in Shenzhen. The nature of the ground, the deep and compact granite substrate, did not permit excavations. The alternative was therefore the construction of parking, infrastructures and services above this level. This function occupies two storeys and a maximum height of 10 metres in two twin and largely rectangular areas, surrounded by broad vehicular streets and tall residential and tertiary buildings. What distinguishes this site is the continuous succession of courtyards and patios surrounded by all manner of functions. A considerable part of the entire area is given over to a sports complex with two football pitches, a full and half basketball court and a tennis court.