World’s Largest Indoor Ski Centre, Shenzhen

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World’s Largest Indoor Ski Centre in Shenzhen

Updated 24 Jan + 14 Jan 2024

Architects: 10 Design

Location: Huafa Snow World, Qianhai Bay, northwest Shenzhen, China

Worlds Largest Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

Images by 10 Design

Huafa Snow World, China

In 2021, international architecture firm, 10 Design, part of Egis Group, leveraged its placemaking expertise to create the winning competition proposal for Huafa Snow World, a 131-hectare entertainment destination in Shenzhen, China. Construction for the retail and entertainment plot, Huafa Snow Centre, one of the largest plots consisting of an indoor ski slope, a JW Marriott hotel, a themed shopping mall and office space, is currently underway and slated to open in 2025.

Huafa Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China Snow World

Huafa Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

The visionary design for Huafa Snow World solidifies its strategic position at the heart of the burgeoning tech hub, Qianhai Bay, in northwest Shenzhen. Situated in a key location, conveniently linked to the airport and an intercity transportation hub, the new development provides locals with a place to gather, while easily attracting and connecting discerning business and leisure travellers from across the globe.

Worlds Largest Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

Worlds Largest Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

Anchored by an 80,000 square-meter indoor ski resort, the largest of its kind in the world, Huafa Snow World boasts a rich mix of retail, entertainment, commercial, hospitality, civic and cultural components, creating a vibrant destination.

Huafa Snow World China ski center

An urban green axis runs through the site, from north to south, taking advantage of the prime waterfront setting. Three clusters shape the master plan – an entertainment cluster along the west boundary, forming the main urban interface; a culture and civic cluster integrates with the central green space; and a lifestyle/retail cluster runs east to west, connecting the adjacent communities.

Huafa Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

Design Principal, Chin Yong Ng commented:
“Our vision for the project is to deliver a fully immersive experience, servicing not only tourists, but also the local residents. The planning and design for this cultural epicenter reimagines retail development as a multi-faceted community experience, inviting discovery and encouraging guests to explore.”

Huafa Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

At the heart of the destination, a plethora of cultural and entertainment amenities are integrated with the large green space to create an activity hub and vibrant public realm, attracting guests and surrounding communities to connect and immerse themselves in nature.

Huafa Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

Intentionally placed to take advantage of riverfront views, the Huafa Snow Centre is the magnum opus of the development, integrating state-of-the-art ski facilities with themed retail and hotel offerings to provide a seamless experience for the visitors. 10 Design created an airy, undulating structure to house the grandiose 83-metre-high and 441-metre-long ski slope, with the supporting structure strategically exposed and translated into a unique visual element within the FUNMIX Zone below.

Huafa Snow World Shenzhen Indoor Ski Centre

Renders: 10 Design

World’s Largest Indoor Ski Centre, China

International architecture firm behind Huafa Snow World offers first look at how upcoming 131-hectare entertainment destination will support region’s growth while celebrating nature.

Worlds Largest Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

Worlds Largest Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

In 2021, international architecture firm, 10 Design, part of Egis Group, leveraged its placemaking expertise to create the winning competition proposal for Huafa Snow World, a 131-hectare entertainment destination in Shenzhen, China. Construction for the retail and entertainment plot, Huafa Snow Centre, is currently underway and slated to open in 2025.

Design Principal, Chin Yong Ng commented:

“Our vision for the project is to deliver a fully immersive experience, servicing not only tourists, but also the local residents. The planning and design for this cultural epicentre reimagines retail development as a multi-faceted community experience, inviting discovery and encouraging guests to explore.”

Huafa Snow World Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

The Huafa Snow Centre is the magnum opus of the cultural and entertainment hub, integrating state-of-the-art ski facilities with themed retail and a JW Marriott Hotel to provide a seamless experience for the visitors. 10 Design created an airy, undulating structure to house the grandiose 83-metre-high and 441-metre-long ski slope, with the supporting structure strategically exposed and translated into a unique visual element within the FUNMIX Zone below.

Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China - Huafa Snow World

“As opposed to creating an imposing structure, we’ve broken down the scale of the building into series of floating boxes, interlinked with each other to invite a sense of exploration within the dynamic mix of experiential retail, entertainment, and office space in the FUNMIX zone,” shares Design Principal Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, “It will also serve as an intriguing gateway to the ski centre.”

A transformational retail street links the Snow Centre with the rest of the development via multi-level connections. Allowing for a variety of activities, events, and celebrations, it serves as a functional addition to the luxury hotel offering, which includes a spacious ballroom with panoramic views of the ski slope.

The theme of snow is utilized throughout the design. Ceramic boards and aluminium panels are employed to translate the texture of glaciers and ice crystals into a sleek and modern façade, and unified design language.

Designed to attract the new generation of consumers, Huafa Snow World taps into the ever-present basic need for connection and socializing, creating a community-fuelled, immersive destination that boasts themed retail spaces and interactive installations.

Design: 10 Design – https://www.10design.co/

Huafa Indoor Ski Centre Shenzhen China

Images: 10 Design

World’s Largest Indoor Ski Centre, Shenzhen images / information received 140124 from 10 Design Architects

Location: Qianhai Bay, north west Shenzhen, southern China

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