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

DESIGN TEAM Oliver Aude, Eva Castro, Rossella Corica, Ulla Hell, Holger Kehne, Qiyuan Liu, Sung-Ching Lo, Giulia Mariotti, Pilar Menendez Martin, Sprite Mau, Dongyang Mi,  Filippo Ogliani, Pingshan Qu, Chuan Wang, Ting Xu, Bo Zhao
Landscape: Harshdeep Arora, Kai Gao, Tao Li, Haitao Ma, Shail Paragkumur Patel, Xiaoyi Teng, Lingwei Wan
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.