Shenzhen’s Mawan Mile uses a winding skydeck to tie together new cultural buildings and lush parklands in one essential urban destination.
HASSELL has been appointed as design partner for the development of a critical, mixed-use precinct within the new Qianhai business district of Shenzhen, one of China’s vital ‘gateway’ cities.
A multi-layered project: This project is designed to engage people – particularly the young, mobile residents of this fast-changing area – and promote better health and social connections. The masterplan consists of four integrated layers: above and below ground neighbourhood zones, a continuous park, a series of pavilion buildings and a skydeck weaving through it all.
A ‘boulevard in the sky’: This 1.6km-long skydeck connects the precinct’s buildings and park with surrounding buildings and the wider network of city streets. It’s also an uninterrupted cycling and jogging path that supports exercise and well-being.
Places to relax and unwind: In the neighbourhood zones, landscape infrastructure encourages people to slow down and relax – and catch up with friends and family. There are gardens for quiet reflection, wet and dry play spaces for kids, group exercise areas, piazzas with cafes, and open venues for outdoor events and art installations.
A vibrant mix of art and entertainment: A major entertainment precinct located below ground connects to multiple metro concourses, and sunken plazas feature semi-outdoor dining areas and market places. At the southern end of the development there’s a new cultural district punctuated by three pavilion buildings. Each responds to its unique site and purpose while still expressing a common architectural language that’s in sync with this distinctive, fully integrated urban destination.
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