Situated in Longhua District, the geographical center of Shenzhen, Dalang Fashion Town is the core of the industrial corridor in the west of the district. The Town is a demonstration zone for popular clothing brands of the country and one of the first exemplary sites for building towns with local features in Guangdong. With a galaxy of fashion businesses pooling here, its reputation as “Town of the Original & Silicon Valley of Fashion” has started to gain recognition. However, the town's construction and development is still in the infancy, facing problems such as the juxtaposition of urban villages and industrial parks, a lack of fashion characteristics, a shortage of vitality in the downtown and weak support of infrastructures like transportation. To build the Fashion Town into a future world-class industrial center with a wide influence over fashion ideas, product releases and consumption, it is necessary to comb through all possible approaches to further development and consider in a systematic manner factors like space, ecosystem, history, local culture and municipal infrastructures. Authorized by the Leading Group Office for the Construction Work of Dalang Fashion Town, Design Center held the “Dalang Fashion Town Workshop” in June, 2018. The workshop is intended to be a dialogue platform that gathers creative minds and expertise. The main objective of the workshop is to come up with ideas of events that can increase the influence of the town and to solve problems in the process.
Commissioned by the government of Guangming New District of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Center for Design conducts a research on the 10-year development of the district. Themed “10 Years of Guangming”, the research reviews the district's past experience of urban planning and design and summarizes its development course in the past ten years. At the same time, the research provides basis for decisions of future planning by referring to the 13th Five-Year Plan. This article displays the preliminary results of the research.
With the authorization of the Municipality Oceanic Administration of Shenzhen, Design Center initiates the project titling “Happiness & Sea” Action Plan for Building a Beautiful Bay Area in Eastern Shenzhen. The region under study covers the bay area east of Shenzhen, i.e. the 365 km2 land area of Yantian District and Dapeng New District and the 425 km2 sea area. The study will systematically assess the current utilization of resources with reference to successful cases and public needs to seek routes and strategies for the overall development, and make action plans for future work. This article shows the findings of preliminary research and the background of public activity planning.
To increase urban space through expansion has become a thing of the past. Against the background of transformation of urban development, it is difficult for the government to buy back land from private sectors and to build urban public space. As a result, a more viable option is to promote Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) through urban renewal. Due to the large scale and fast speed of renewal work, however, POPS has confronted a series of problems during its planning, construction and supervision, which include low quality, low utilization rate and low accessibility, etc. Thus, effective management methods and institutions are urgently needed to keep POPS on the right track. This article takes as an example the research on POPS management methods in Shenzhen urban renewal units to explore management methods and patterns of POPS suitable for China's national realities and local administrative conditions, in the hope of providing lessons for other cities that would face similar problems.
Shenzhen Center for Public Art was awarded the third prize in the 2017 Guangdong Excellent Urban-Rural Planning and Design Award for the project Research on the Public Space Signage System of Shenzhen Urban Renewal Unit. Before that, the project also won the top prize in the 17th Shenzhen Excellent Urban-Rural Planning and Design Award. Right after this project, the Design Center started the project of Research on Design Guidelines for Building Public Space in Bao’an District, an in-depth exploration into public space. It is also an important reference for planning and constructing public space in Shenzhen guided by the concept of delicacy management.
Entrusted by Shum Yip Terra Group, Shenzhen Center for Public Art (hereinafter referred to as “Art Center”) has undertaken three research projects on the history and culture of Chegongmiao area, the new transportation system there and the three-dimensional development concept design of Chegong Road. As a part of the Chegongmiao Area Renewal and Coordination Project Team, Art Center Project Team has made suggestions regarding renewal planning based on a systematic analysis of Chegongmiao area (including the history and culture, social economy and the evolvement of urban space). This article analyzes the urban renewal in Chegongmiao area from the perspective of systematic thinking.
Shenzhen is both a garden city and an emerging cultural capital. In the construction of city parks, how to innovate boldly and achieve full integration and active interaction between natural landscapes and cultural life? We sincerely invite you to participate in the planning of Antuo Hill Art Park and the Antuo Hill Museum Group to help build a new park and public space for Shenzhen.
Nestling at the foot of Fenghuang Mountain in Fuyong Street, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Fenghuang Ancient Village boasts a history of over 700 years and is the place where descendants of Wen Tianxiang, a national hero in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), live and thrive. There are more than 60 well-preserved residential buildings remaining from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which are valuable and rich in historical and cultural significance. However, during the process of integrating into the overall development of Shenzhen, great challenges emerge, threatening the Village’s traditional architecture style and its historical and cultural environment. Inspired by the concept of “Culture+ Tourism+ New Urbanization” in Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) and adhering to the principles of shared benefits and win-win cooperation, OCT and Bao’an District Government signed a cooperation framework agreement to develop and operate Fenghuang Cultural Tourist Village, a 6 km2 area centering Fenghuang Ancient Village. Therefore, Shenzhen Center for Public Art was invited by OCT to jointly explore the development and operation model of Fenghuang Cultural Tourist Village, to solve the problems of high-density in built-up areas, to activate its historical and cultural characteristics, and to integrate high-quality resources, so as to improve the environment and unleash the development potential.
On May 19th, Yu Xin’guo, the Party Secretary of Longhua District Committee, proposed to further build a version 3.0 of “Double Improvement” of city management and construction in 2017 based on that of 2016. To implement the above-mentioned spirit, the business training course on quality improvement of urban construction of Longhua District is opened. By inviting urban design masters to give lectures, the course focuses on cultivating a grassroots urban construction team in line with the position of the city and tries to equipe them with professional knowledge and thinking as well as enhance their spirit and broaden their horizon.
The research cluster workshop of Shenzhen construction project has put in enormous efforts, including field investigation, project start-up session, idea exchange session, conceptual scheme review session, seminar on overall planning and design. Meanwhile, the needs of all concerned parties have been collected through widespread participation. Based on the planning and construction design formulated by Sun Yat-sen University, Shenzhen Center for Design has proposed a conceptual design scheme and summarizes the following principles as guidance for tendering and bidding.
[Bai Shizhou] Impact Analysis of Shenzhen's Urban Village Migration on the City—Research on the Relocation of Bai Shizhou Area
[Sun Yat-sen University] Record of Conceptual Scheme Review Session of the Construction Design Cluster Workshop on Sun Yat-sen University-Shenzhen Campus Project
[New Heritage, New Value II] Reorganization - Protection and Utilization "Marathon" of Luohu Brewery Industrial Heritage
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