Shenzhen Village 2.0 – cheap housing at high quality
Liu Xian Dong Micro Apartments
Location: Shenzhen, China
Client: Shenzhen Vanke
Program: 150.000 m2 block containing micro residential units, hotel, retail, supporting uses
Liu Xian Dong is a new quarter in the making. Previously a low level industrial site, in the years to come, it will develop into a new quarter of Shenzhen. In Liu Xian Dong a new mix and new market niches are being developed.
The project houses a quite unusual program. Micro residential units of 18 m² are geared towards starters and temporary residents of Shenzhen. This type of accommodation until now is largely only available in Shenzhen villages at low quality. These units are complemented by shared facilities such as restaurants, fitness club, public living rooms and covered outdoor spaces that allow for a lifestyle between inside and outside. A hotel completes the urban block with its articulated massing, maximizing views across Shenzhen and letting daylight into the community courtyard.
2015 – 16 Design Development, Construction Supervision
Developer Competition 1st Prize
MLA+: Reza Al-Kaabi, Markus Appenzeller, Chang Chunyang , Emiel Koole, Gerard Maccreanor, Brechtje Spreeuwers