Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Mecanoo architecten has been selected by the district government of Shenzhen to design a new cultural complex in this Southern Chinese city. The design comprises a public art museum, science museum, youth center and a mega bookstore, totaling 90,000 m². The museum complex is located between the commercial business district of Longgang and Longcheng park. Mecanoo cooperated with structural and sustainability consultant Grontmij...

The new complex will provide the district with its own landmark and destination and transform the existing Longcheng park into a lively destination point. It will form a dynamic link between the commercial business district, a formal park and gardens and one of the district’s main thoroughfares. The new museum complex will unify the evolving urban fabric and generate a vibrant downtown.

Urban Connector: Connecting the cultural complex with the surrounding areas and new residential development was the key consideration for the design..." to find out more...

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