Guangming Science Park is located in Guangming District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, with a total area of 2,082,500 m2. The park is positioned as a large-scale urban park integrating functions such as ecology, culture, art, sports, and tourism. Providing internationalized high-quality public services for the Guangming Science City, which will be a world-class science park.
The design concept of the park is derived from the butterfly that broke free from its cocoon. The butterfly-shaped building will lead the city to spread its wings and fly away with “science and landscape”.
Making full use of the native trees, and sticking to the principle of ‘light design,’ the project creates an urban landscape room for the public in Guangming District, Shenzhen through multiple elements such as space, plants, paving, revetments, and facilities.
The park combined with the landscape layout of “three centers and one island” forms a landscape structure that takes the Sun Lake as the core, surrounded by various activity spaces. The theme ‘science’ comes from the Science Center, which spreads to the two sides of the Sun Lake, and starts a journey of exploration of science and nature. The Science Island is an island located in the Sun Lake. It is a futuristic underwater technology hall that integrates art and technology. The main entrance road, as the main landscape axis of the park, strengthens the relationship between the park and its surroundings and forms a visual corridor.
The north of the park and the ecological corridor provides a convenient migration passage for animals. Scientific connotation and natural elements are extracted to create five natural theaters, four intelligent stops, and multiple hand-made trails to fully show the charm and wonder of nature, and an immersive exploration experience.
I. Water Energy Theater: An interesting place to experience the process of water cycle.
II. Foggy Theater: A cloud interactive device is set up to spray mist. Visitors seem to be in a fantasy world.
III. Sound Wave Theater: The interactive landscape wall is created to perceive the transmission of sound once the sound over a certain decibel when the high-speed rail passes by.
IV. Log Theater: The site’s plant waste is transformed into a unique recreational space and highlight its ecological feature.
V. Hilly Theater: Simulate the undulating hills, use the micro-topography to enrich the diversity of the site, and set up activity facilities for the children and the elderly to create an activity place for all ages.
VI. The four intelligent stops provide people with convenient and leisure space by using natural science principles and intelligent design techniques.
Guangming Science Park is guided by science, forging ahead, breaking the cocoon into a butterfly, and highlighting the site.
Guangming Science Park | Shenzhen, China | Guangzhou S.P.I Design
Landscape Design: Guangzhou S.P.I Design Co., LTD, Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte.Ltd.
Design Team: Hu Sun, Shenglin Cai, Dian Liu, Qingyi Luo, Hao Xiong, Jiaqi Huang, Hao Liu, Long Yan
Architectural Design: Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte.Ltd.
Engineering Design: Shenzhen Vanke Urban Construction Management Co., Ltd.
Client: Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality, Guangming District
Image Credits: S.P.I Design, Surbana Jurong Consultants