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Henning Larsen set to build bayside 'leisure city' in China
POSTED 15 May 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
Danish architecture office Henning Larsen have won an international competition to design a 5.5 million sq m waterfront district in Shenzhen, China.

Described by the firm as a "polycentric megacity", the new quarter will feature a vast swath of public land with a microclimate shaped by tree-lined boulevards, plazas, and gardens.

According to the architects, the "leisure city" aspect of the development will comprise multiple cultural attractions, among which will be outdoor sculptures, rooftop art exhibits, a seaside promenade, and a Ferris wheel.

"Our design aims to make Shenzhen the waterfront city it should always have been," explained Claude Godefroy, partner and design director of Henning Larsen’s Hong Kong office.

"To create an attractive waterfront, we brought commercial and cultural facilities metres away from the seashore, so citizens will finally be able to enjoy the atmosphere of Shenzhen Bay in an activated urban environment, like in Sydney, Singapore or Copenhagen."


A bustling technology hub, Shenzhen has often been called "China's Silicon Valley". Credit: Courtesy of Henning Larsen
The scheme will be specifically geared to appeal to aging millennials who are seeking "to take ownership of their homes and neighbourhoods". Credit: Courtesy of Henning Larsen
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Henning Larsen set to build bayside 'leisure city' in China
POSTED 15 May 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
Danish architecture office Henning Larsen have won an international competition to design a 5.5 million sq m waterfront district in Shenzhen, China.

Described by the firm as a "polycentric megacity", the new quarter will feature a vast swath of public land with a microclimate shaped by tree-lined boulevards, plazas, and gardens.

According to the architects, the "leisure city" aspect of the development will comprise multiple cultural attractions, among which will be outdoor sculptures, rooftop art exhibits, a seaside promenade, and a Ferris wheel.

"Our design aims to make Shenzhen the waterfront city it should always have been," explained Claude Godefroy, partner and design director of Henning Larsen’s Hong Kong office.

"To create an attractive waterfront, we brought commercial and cultural facilities metres away from the seashore, so citizens will finally be able to enjoy the atmosphere of Shenzhen Bay in an activated urban environment, like in Sydney, Singapore or Copenhagen."


A bustling technology hub, Shenzhen has often been called "China's Silicon Valley". Credit: Courtesy of Henning Larsen
The scheme will be specifically geared to appeal to aging millennials who are seeking "to take ownership of their homes and neighbourhoods". Credit: Courtesy of Henning Larsen
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