The project won the best award for Agricultural Building in the 2018 American Architectural Master Prize.With the advantage of geography, Shenzhen Shajing has largely developed the low-end manufacturing industry in the past two or three decades.
Address: Quanzhi Technology Innovation Park, Bao an District, Shenzhen
Client: Shenzhen Jialingyu Industrial Limited Company
Principal Architect: Guansheng Zeng
Architecture Design: Wenguo Luo, Jiayuan Shen, Fan Zhang | Yanlun Zhu, Fenglian Hong, Xun Chen
Landscape Design: Wenguo Luo, Jiayuan Shen | Fenglian Hong, Xun Chen
Interior Design: Wenguo Luo, Ziyun Mai | Yanlun Zhu
Landscape construction consultant: Hongrui Landscape Architecture Design
Photography: Chao Zhang
In recent years, many residential buildings and schools were built around the industrial park. This project hopes to provide a dynamic public space for workers, residents, teachers, students and the plant lovers by reshaping of the green humanities space.
In the original site layout, there is an outdoor parking lot in the west next to the courtyard. In order to meet the demand for parking, and to improve the spatial quality of the courtyard, a large landscaped terrace was created which covers the parking lot. Connecting by the steps, this large terrace becomes the extension of the courtyard, with which the courtyard establishes the public space system of different levels, and the steps could provide seats for audience when outdoor activities are held in the courtyard.
Concrete planting troughs are randomly placed on the terrace, where people can plant various crops and shrubs, depending on their individual preferences, so that these crops and shrubs create interesting and vivid landscape. The big hole on the terrace provides better sunlight for the parking lot below, and the cinnamomum camphora in the middle of the hole also provides greenery for parking.
With various experiential activities held in the space, the traditional planting culture of Shajing is passed down in a new form, which is also a media for community building.
At the same time, in the northeast of the terrace, there is a planting pavilion made of exposed concrete, which brings plant lovers together to learn from one another. The first floor is a public space for exhibition, communication and lectures, while program of the second floor is a planting and training space. The two-storey height green vegetation wall exhibits various plants, while the two-storey height space becomes learning place for people to communicate and interact with each other.
The cantilevered staircase and the hanging floor in the building make it light and delicate. At the same time, the two entrances with different levels in the building create a closer connection among the terrace, the interior space and the courtyard.
Zeng Guansheng, born in 1981 in Shajing of Baoan district, is a native in Shenzhen. The
development of Shenzhen and personal growth experience which are the source and the motivation of his architecture practice, lead him to create a better living environment and urban life through unceasing exploration and practice.
- Arch, Shenzhen University
March II, Harvard University
Founder and principal of Mozhao Atelier
Principal of CCDI Mozhao Studio