Shenzhen Guangming Scientist Valley by Mecanoo, Meng Architects, and Lola Landscape is an award-winning project of a highly competitive international design competition. The goal of this ambitious project is to establish the first comprehensive national science center in the Greater Bay Area.
With its awesome design and architecture plan, Shenzhen Guangming Scientist Valley surely will attract researchers and innovative talents worldwide to create a world-leading research and innovation hub. This ongoing project is located in Liantang, China with 20,400 m2 in size.
The design of this project is visionary, embracing the site’s unique natural characteristics and presenting an awesome concept called ‘Scientific Forest’. The site is in the middle of the Lian Tang Reservoir, the Lou Village Reservoir, and the valley space. It is surrounded by water and mountains, offering ecological advantages.
The ‘Valley of Coexistence’ concept is introduced in the winning proposal by the design team. It is a concept that revolves “temporal restoration and selective construction” strategy with a vital element (time).
The design team also incorporates a diverse public activity program known as ‘1001 Forest Gardens’ into this project plan, as well as three interdependent components (a natural perimeter layer, a research center, and a public loop). The aim is to foster collaboration between the scientists and public, promoting coexistence within the valley, and nurturing the forest’s growth.
Shenzhen Guangming Scientist Valley encompasses 1.2 square kilometers of an area. It will serve as the core of an international science and technology innovation center spanning Macao, Hong Kong, and Guangdong. Sitting in a strategic location within natural elements and a major scientific cluster, this project hopefully can be a global symbol of scientific advancement and innovation.