• Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Zone

      Part of a megacity region of some 70 million inhabitants, Shenzhen, China’s new 117-hectare plan rises as a gateway for a thriving waterfront community grounded in pedestrian life.

      • Location:
        • Shenzhen, China
      • Year:
        • 2019 - 2030 (expected)
      • Client:
        • Shenzhen Bay Super Base Construction Headquarters Office
      • Area:
        • 1,170,000 m²
      • Status:
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    • Once a modest market town, Shenzhen, China is now one of the world’s burgeoning metropolises, boasting a population of 13 million and setting a global example in technological innovation. As international attention turns to the emerging megacity, Henning Larsen’s 117-hectare Shenzhen masterplan promises an architectural identity to match the city’s global prominence. Sparkling steel rises along the Shenzhen waterfront, with building massing forming a canyon that serves as a major pedestrian corridor and a visual gateway to the city. The proposal takes cues from Henning Larsen’s home city of Copenhagen, consistently emphasizing the human-scale within the 117-hectare urban context of the development. By reclaiming space traditionally dominated by vehicle traffic, outdoor pedestrian life becomes the masterplan’s defining element. A major waterfront park forms the community’s social nucleus, as Shenzhen weaves social green space throughout the urban network to maintain a commitment to personal well-being and natural connections. As Shenzhen emerges as China’s answer to Silicon Valley, the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Zone forms the face of a modern technology hub, a symbol of global innovation and a livable urban future. With China prioritizing urban development with a long-term focus, our Shenzhen masterplan provides a future-proofed concept that is a natural match for a region geared toward developing new technology. Balancing the massive urban scale with personal comfort guarantees a thriving new community that caters to residents on personal terms. The Shenzhen Super Bay Headquarters establishes a highly visible landmark for the city, a symbol of sustainable urban growth and as a lightning rod for future development in the region.

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