NanFang & Shenzhen University Technology Park
NanShan District Government
15.2 ha site area, 628,000 sm building area
R&D office, IT incubator space, outsourcing office & site masterplan
Located within the rapidly developing Nanshan Dashahe Innovation Corridor in Shenzhen, the project design comprises R&D office and light manufacturing, IT incubator space, outsourcing facilities, and business support services within a total building area of 628,000 sm on a 15.2 hectare site. The design concept was awarded 1st prize in an international design competition.
The concept master plan provides an enhanced environment for technological innovation and discovery, creating an incubator and educational platform for entrepreneurs, researchers and students. The planning strategy respects the site’s existing natural topography and is organized along the framework of a city - comprised of various programmatic ‘districts’ framing a central green space. The four major ‘districts’ are comprised of the following, and directly reflect their specific programmatic functions:
‘District of Inspiration’ - Entrepreneurship Incubator Center
‘District of Investigation’ - Medical Instruments & Meters
‘District of Knowledge’ - Entrepreneurship and Industrial District Service Center
‘District of Realization’ - Outsourcing Services
Underlying this architectural and planning approach is the acknowledgement that more often, new scientific and technological endeavors seek inspiration and answers directly from nature. Combinations of active and passive environmental design strategies are incorporated providing reduced operating costs, energy savings and materials conservation. The design features unique yet highly flexible architectural solutions addressing specific programmatic requirements they are intended to serve, which together constitute districts creating a vibrant city - a ‘City of Discovery, Opportunity and Reward’.
International Design Competition - First Prize