Chair: Mikkel Kragh

Professor, Head of Department, Aarhus University
Ye Zheng

Ye Zheng

General Manager of Design and Development Center, Shenzhen Parkland Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
“Interaction of a Mixed-use Complex Urban Habitat with City Context”
John Winkler

John Winkler

Senior Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“Eliminating the Back Door in Mixed Use Planning”

Too often, tall buildings are presented as mutually exclusive with metropolitan vitality and walkable urbanism. This has been reinforced by over-scaled, multi-building developments that are poorly integrated with the existing street grid, let alone nature. But the skillful arrangement of towers and the disintegration of the typical podium block model, combined with the use of plantings, not as mere decoration but as integral architectural elements, can humanize the tall-building development. Level changes, water features, and access to natural areas add texture and intensity to the neighborhood. Combining this with multi-dimensional programming and good access to multiple modes of transport can transform large developments from walled fortresses to cities within – and integrated with – cities. Join this session, taking place at One Shenzhen Bay, an eight-tower development in the Nanshan district, to learn more.

This program will visit numerous indoor and outdoor areas of One Shenzhen Bay and its surroundings, many of which are usually not opened to the public. These include: the Sky Concert Hall, Helicopter Lounge and Helipad, Hotel Sky Lobby and Private Club, the Residential Courtyard, Rooftop Garden, Tower Square, Skybridge, and Talent Park.

Venue: One Shenzhen Bay

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Monday 8 April Schedule:

1:15 pm Provided coaches will depart Grand Hyatt
2:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
2:25 pm Welcome from Host
2:30 pm Presentation 1
2:50 pm Presentation 2
3:10 pm Presentation 3
3:30 pm Q&A
3:45 pm Coffee Break
4:15 pm Tour of One Shenzhen Bay
5:15 pm Delegates depart from off-site program on provided coach
5:45 pm Arrive at Grand Hyatt Shenzhen for an Off-Site Social
6:00-7:30pm All off-site program delegates come together for a reception to socialize and unwind for the evening

About This Program Location

One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7

About One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7

The One Shenzhen Bay master plan is located on reclaimed land that did not exist prior to 2005, in the newly created district of Houhai across Shenzhen Bay from the city’s central business district. The development is unique in that, unlike many recent master plans in China, all towers are pushed to the perimeter of the site in order to surround an open public park space. The intentions behind this are multiple – the towers border the street, creating an urban street wall. The massing simultaneously encourages a more pedestrian experience – both on the street side, and within the site as building users are encouraged to leave the building to experience the outdoor space.

One Shenzhen Bay Tower 7, located on the southern-most edge of the development, rises above the other… Read More

For more data, news, research papers, videos and the companies involved in this project, visit The Skyscraper Center.

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