k11 ecoast . retail culture complex
K11 ECOAST, a huge commercial complex worth about 1.5 billion US dollars, will soon form along the coast Shenzhen. Retail and aspirational cultural space in China It will be designed by a team including OMAAnd the David Chipperfield ArchitectsAnd the So Fujimoto. Covering an area of 228,500 square meters (more than 2.4 million square feet), the project will present an “Art Mall”, a multi-purpose art space, the K11 ATELIER office building, and a landscaped waterfront promenade.
The team claims that the design will “combine the concept of green development along with conserving waterfront resources”. In this environmentally conscious spirit, the group hopes to promote a sustainable and circular lifestyle, while integrating the ‘environmental protection concept’. The port-facing destination is expected to open in 2024.
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Enriching the art scene in Shenzhen
K11 ECOAST is planned to integrate the art, business, and people of Shenzhen. The space is organized with a two-level entrance leading to programming including restaurants with 270-degree sea views and immersive, multi-sensory art spaces.
HACC Art Space will display a range of contemporary works from around the world, and will provide young Chinese artists with a lighted platform. Meanwhile, Art Mall will invite visitors to explore the artworks contributed by foreign artists to Shenzhen Including pieces for two sculptors – Phylida Barlow from the United Kingdom and Monica Sosnowska from Poland.
design by OMAAnd the David Chipperfield ArchitectsAnd the So Fujimoto It is in itself an important cultural addition to the city. The team at K11 Group comments:The three masters of architecture delve into the delicate balance between architecture and nature, subtly harmonizing architectural design with coastal landscapes, making a new hotspot and destination for creative culture and eco-friendly living in the Greater Bay Area.“
Develop “Zero Waste”
Once completed, K11 ECOAST will represent the largest group of LEED Platinum pre-certified buildings in Shenzhen’s Greater Bay Area. The complex is designed and will be built in accordance with the national guidelines of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of the Circular Economy.
The group claims that the project echoes the ‘Zero-Waste City’ construction pilot program implemented in Shenzhen, integrating circular economy principles into its design and operations, significantly reducing waste, and ensuring environmental protection in architectural design, food, fashion, and education. Through these strategies, the team notes a significant reduction in waste “to ensure better environmental protection and a greener, safer and more enjoyable retail experience for visitors.”
sustainable sponge city
To improve the sustainable management of stormwater, the team adopts a “sponge city” concept to relieve stress on Shenzhen’s existing drainage system. The group explains: “ Featuring 60,000 square meters of outdoor landscaping, the K11 ECOAST is the largest of all K11 projects, perfectly integrating green and healthy building concepts into its design using renewable energy, recyclable materials and hospital-wide air purification systems.
K11 ECOAST consists of three pre-approved WELL and LEED Platinum certified buildings of the highest level of certification, making it the largest group of LEED Platinum pre-approved buildings in the Greater Bay Area.
Project Title: K11 Ecost
your location: Prince Bay, Nanshan, ShenzhenChina
client: K11 group
Developers: New World Development Co., Ltd., China Merchants Shekou Holdings