Shenzhen’s new huge commercial complex designed by David Chipperfield, Sou Fujimoto and OMA

K11 ECOAST aims to integrate business, art, and citizens, with attention to sustainability and the circular economy.

The K11 ECOAST in Shenzhen, China, will cover a footprint of more than 2.4 million square feet and it will house an “Art Mall”, a multi-purpose art space K11 HACC, the K11 ATELIER office building, and a landscaped waterfront Promenade.

The team at K11 Group affirmed that the design will “combine the concept of green development alongside the conservation of waterfront resources” and hopes to promote a sustainable lifestyle and circular economy. The design by David Chipperfield Architects, Sou Fujimoto, and OMA is also a culturally significant addition to the city.

The space is organized with a split-level entryway leading to programming including 270° sea view restaurants and immersive, multi-sensory art spaces. The HACC Art Space will show a collection of contemporary works from around the world and offer young Chinese artists a spotlight platform.

The complex will be built in accordance with China’s 14th Five-Year Plan national guidelines on environmental protection and sustainable development for the circular economy. The K11 ECOAST will represent the largest total LEED Platinum Pre-Certified cluster of buildings in Shenzhen’s Greater Bay Area.

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