With its mixed-use Shenzhen Terraces development, influential Dutch firm MVRDV aims to offer a pleasant escape from the bustle of urban life in skyscraper-filled megacity Shenzhen, China.

The project will also integrate sustainable design, including solar power and rainwater collection.Though we’ve no word yet on when it’s expected to be built, Shenzhen Terraces (also referred to as the Shimao ShenKong International Centre) was recently chosen as the winner of an architecture competition hosted by the Shimao Group.

Assuming all goes to plan, Shenzhen Terraces will serve as the core of a new university district, with over 20 buildings. These will host a library, art gallery, conference center, commercial spaces, a transport hub, and more.Its main building will be centered around a large open-air atrium and there will also be significant landscaping by landscape designer Openfabric, including shaded areas, plazas, reflective pools, and food production areas, plus large green lawns on the rooftops.

 

 

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