Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979, Mixed-Use Tower Project, Chinese Commercial Architecture Images

Shuiwan 1979 in Shenzhen

29 Dec 2020

Design: CLOU Architects

Location: Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

Photos by Shining Laboratory, Shuhe

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979

220m Tall of Interlocked Boxes

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 Life Plaza is nestled within the leafy streets neighboring Shekou’s South Mountain.

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

At the heart of this new development is a “secret garden” floating over three floors of retail space that sits at the summit of a grand atrium and offers visitors a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

Towers Above The Horizon of Hong Kong

220m tall of the Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 complex is nestled between a network of tree-lined streets and directly connects to the Shuiwan subway station. The project attained its name from its site wherein in 1979 Deng Xiaoping announced the reform and opening up of China.

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

Today factories converted into lifestyle areas stand side by side with the real factories, old residential neighborhoods, banking headquarters, and touristic theme parks. Due to its close proximity to rivers and mountains, Shuiwan 1979 becomes a building that interacts with the city.

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

The clear and concise façade texture of the office floor portrays the overall image of the project, giving the building a landmark identity in the area. The podium contains ample commercial retail space, and the commercial space of the plaza has a large atrium that runs through three levels of retail space. The floating “secret garden” on the top offers visitors a fantastic view of the city and an enjoyable respite from the urban hustle.

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

Green Terraces Between Towers
The tower is designed as an interlocked stack of smaller boxes relating to the scale and diversity of today’s Shekou. Gaps rising up between the boxes are filled with green terraces and public space from the raised retail podium’s roof landscape. Halfway up the tower between offices below and residences above cantilevering terraces invite the neighborhood to its restaurants and bars, swimming pool, and art gallery. Meanwhile, public spaces also split up the building allowing a dialogue with its surrounding buildings of different scales.

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979, China – Building Information

Design firm: CLOU Architects

Type: Office, Clubhouse, Apartment, Shopping Mall
Client: Shenzhen Arco Real Estate
Location: Shenzhen, China
Construction Area: Apartment: 64380 sqm; Office: 40000 sqm; Retail: 29550 sqm; Others: 2950
Design Director: Jan F. Clostermann
Design Team: Mingyin Tan, Wu Jian Yun, Lu Wei, Alejandro Cirugeda, Kek Leong Seow, Gao Qing, Andrew Ng, Carmen Sanchez, Andrew Lo, Filipa Castelao, Alexandra Georgescu, Haiyan Wang, Jacky Chang, Renjie Li, Javen Ho, Ying Wu, Weiqing Wang.

Construction Drawings/MEP/Structure: Kehao, CCDI

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

CLOU Architects

CLOU Architects is an international design studio with award-winning expertise in architecture, interiors, and landscapes. Our extensive portfolio of built works encompasses mixed-use, retail, hospitality, education, and exhibition projects.

Founded by German architect Jan Clostermann, CLOU works closely with leading property developers and has delivered projects recognized for outside-the-box-thinking. CLOU is committed to tailoring each project to its unique challenges and local opportunities. We strive to realize projects that will positively influence the people involved in its process, the environment, and the communities who live and work there.

The CLOU team is a community of talents from all over the world who enjoy working collaboratively and imaginatively on bespoke, and integrated design solutions. The word CLOU means the main attraction. Harnessing our technical expertise and attention to detail, we are devoted to seeking unexpected solutions and realizing each project’s potential to become a CLOU.

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 China

Photography: Shining Laboratory, Shuhe

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979, China images / information received 291220

Location: Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China

Architecture in China

Contemporary Architecture in China

China Architecture Designs – chronological list

Chinese Architecture Offices

Chinese Architecture

A recent Chinese building design by gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners · Architects on e-architect:

Hangzhou South Railway Station, eastern China

Chinese Architects

Southern China Buildings

Southern Chinese Architecture – Selection

Housing Post-covid Competition, Xiong’an New City, Hebei province
Design: Guallart Architects, Barcelona
Housing post-covid competition China
image courtesy of architects
Housing Post-covid Competition

Industrial Service Centre in Jinwan Aviation City, Zhuhai
Architects: 10 DESIGN
Jinwan Aviation City Industrial Service Centre Zhuhai building design
image courtesy of architects office
Industrial Service Centre in Jinwan Aviation City

Jilin Financial Centre Commercial Complex, Jilin Province
Architects: Aedas
Jilin Financial Centre Commercial Complex Building

Chinese Buildings

Comments / photos for Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979, China design by CLOU Architects page welcome