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Shenzhen Yanzi Lake District Urban Design

Shenzhen, China

Ai +Architecture LLC, in collaboration with South China University of Technology, was awarded third prize in an international urban design competition for the Yanzi Lake district along the Pingshan River in Shenzhen, China. The design establishes a framework for the integration of environmentally sensitive mixed use development with an improved river corridor and increased environmental resilience.

A series of scenic ponds and streams are created to enhance the river corridor’s capacity to slow, detain and organically filter runoff from seasonal monsoons. The open space network provides recreational linkages, wildlife habitat and scenic amenities integrated with a new transit system and islands of development activities including preserved villages, cultural and educational facilities, new innovation districts, mixed-use areas and a conference center hotel & waterside recreation village.

Client: Planning and Natural  Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality
People's Government of Pingshan District, Shenzhen
Pingshan Administration of Planning and Natural Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality

Collaboration: South China University of Technology