Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

Contemporary Building in China – design by Mecanoo

13 Feb 2019


Longgang Cultural Centre

Architects: Mecanoo


Location: Shenzhen, China

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Longgang Cultural Centre


Shenzhen has been growing rapidly since being named a ‘special economic zone’ in 1980. High-rise structures have transformed the city’s skyline as its population has grown to over 12 million.




 

 

중국 선전 룽강 문화센터


    선전(Shenzhen)은 1980년 '경제특구'로 선정된 이후 급성장하고 있다. 

고층 건물들은 도시의 인구가 1,200만 명 이상으로 증가함에 따라 도시의 스카이라인을 변화시켰다.


높이 제한이 엄격한 길고 좁은 3.8 ha 부지에 자리 잡은 이 건물은 프로그램을 별도의 부피로 세분화하여 주변 지역을 연결한다. 이 건물들 사이의 통로는, 인접한 도로와 일직선으로 되어 있어, 건물 서쪽의 새로운 사업 구역에서 동쪽에 있는 공원으로의 접근을 가능하게 한다.




모두 곡면 가장자리와 경사면을 가지고 있는데, 이것은 역동적인 전망, 피난처 광장, 그리고 자연스럽게 보행자 흐름을 안내한다. 이 액체는 또한 기류를 통과시키고 선전의 아열대 기후에서 태양과 비에 대한 보호를 제공한다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


edited by kcontents


Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

Located in the city’s eastern Longgang district, the Cultural Centre contributes a rich and varied cultural programme housed in an iconic urban connector.


Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen




Urban Connector

Sitting on a long and narrow 3.8 ha site with strict height restrictions, the building connects the surrounding areas by subdividing the programme into separate volumes. The passages between these buildings, which align with the adjacent roads, provide access from the new business district on the west side of the building to the park on the east.


Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

The volumes all have curved edges and tilting facades, which frame dynamic views, shelter public squares and naturally guide pedestrian flows. The fluid forms also channel air currents and provide protection against the sun and rain in Shenzhen’s subtropical climate.




Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

By sharing the same formal language, height and material, the volumes form a visually cohesive whole without an apparent front or back facade.


Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen


Varied cultural programme

The Longgang Cultural Centre has four main programmatic elements: an art museum, a youth centre, a science centre and a book mall. The science centre focuses on popular science for children and young adults. Next to it, the youth centre offers a place for meeting and extracurricular activities such as music and sports.


Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen


The art museum combines public arts on the upper floors with an urban planning centre on the ground floor and in the basement. By locating the entrances to the cultural centres at the covered squares, the various cultural programmes can extend outdoors. The largest of the four volumes contains a “book mall” – a mall exclusively for books and book-related events such as book-signing sessions, book launches and exhibitions.

Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen


Sculptural interior

The in-situ concrete structure was carefully designed to become part of the visitors’ experience; wandering through the building is like viewing a cast concrete sculpture from the inside.


Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen


The structural facade of each volume integrates beams, columns and massive concrete cores, resulting in a building where everything is revealed. The full-height tilted interior spaces at the edges of the volumes become architectural highlights where the visitor can experience the impressive scale of the construction elements.


Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen


Longgang Cultural Centre, Shenzhen – Building Information

Architects: Mecanoo




Programme Cultural complex of 95,000 sqm with art museum (13,500 sqm), science centre (10,000 sqm), youth centre (8,000 sqm), retail (7,000 sqm) and a book mall including cafes and restaurants (35,000 sqm) and 21,500 sqm of underground parking and a new public square totalling 3.8 hectares. Building: 400m long, 50m wide, 25m high Design 2012-2016 Realisation 2015-2019 Client Longgang Government, Vanke and SPDG, Shenzhen, China Local architect CCDI, Shenzhen, China


Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen

Photography: Zhang Chao

Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen images / information received 130219

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Location: Shenzhen, China ‘

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