Shenzhen Terraces by MVRDV breaks grounds


Posted on: May 14th, 2021

Shenzhen Terraces by MVRDV breaks grounds

MVRDV on May 13, 2021 announces through its Social Media, that its most recent design of Shenzhen Terraces is breaking ground. The Description in the announcement made it evident that this International architecture practice is rather thrilled with this step formaward in the building process.


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MVRDV had been selected as the winner in a competition to design the 101,300-square-metre, mixed-use Shimao ShenKong International Centre. Located in Universiade New Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen, MVRDV’s Shenzhen Terraces was selected from 27 entries by international design firms. Designed with sustainability as a focus, the completed project will form the core of the thriving university neighbourhood, acting as a new three-dimensional urban living room with more than 20 programs, including a small gallery, library, and outdoor theatre.

Shenzhen Terraces is a mixed-use project that forms the core of the thriving university neighbourhood in Shenzhen’s Longgang District. ⁠⁠

MVRDV’s Shenzhen Terraces aims to bring vitality and innovation to the area through a seamless integration of landscape, leisure, commerce, and culture. Located in the heart of the Longgang district at the meeting point of high-rise housing, commercial complexes, and sports and educational facilities, the site is ideally located to serve as a defining public space within the region.

The central concept of Shenzhen Terraces is to merge the existing landscape with the new development by using stacked plateaus for its various buildings. The predominantly horizontal lines of the terraces contrast with the vertical lines of the surrounding high-rises to bring about a sense of tranquillity through their slow curving shapes.


See more about the project here.

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