The vitality of the cities derives from the participation of people, while the enthusiasm of people is highly related to the openness and the ecological environment of the public spaces. A first-class art centre should not only be a space for people to appreciate art, but also be a place where people can get close to nature, experiencing the urban life.

Ban Xue Gang Art Center

TYPE City Master Plan, Cultural, Mixed-use
STATUS Competition, Second Stage selected
LOCATION Shenzhen, China
YEAR 2017-2018
CLIENT Bantian Sub-district Office, Longgang District, Shenzhen,Longgang District Urban Management Bureau, Shenzhen

PROJECT ARCHITECT Giulia Mariotti
DESIGN TEAM Oliver Aude , Rossella Corica, Qiyuan Liu 
(刘启元), Sung-Ching Lo(羅嵩清), Pilar Menendez Martin, Sprite Mau (缪菓), Dongyang Mi (米东阳),  Filippo Ogliani, Pingshan Qu (瞿平山),Ting Xu (许挺), Bo Zhao ( 赵勃)
Landscape: Xiaoyi Teng (滕晓漪),Harshdeep Arora , Kai Gao (高恺), Tao Li (李弢), Haitao Ma (马海涛), Shail Paragkumur Patel , Lingwei Wan (万凌纬).
 
The concept started with the combination of human and nature. Taking the Golden Mountain Park, which is the most important local natural element into consideration. The new configuration has been shaped starting from a parametric analysis of the site, including water runoff, view, traffic and land use of the surrounding area. The aim of the design strategy is to foster the integration of this area into the surrounding with a vibrant, ecological, commercial program on the ground level and a highly social and cultural program on the top, so as to create a new model of the art centre.