In a recent interview, John Low, AIA, co-founder and principal of Laguarda.Low Architects discussed design intent, challenges and opportunities for the Hongshan 6979 project in Shenzhen.
Currently under construction, the mixed-use, 3+ million square-foot program brings to Shenzhen a stunning and complex development which features a central axis and sunken greenscape between library and museum. A quadrant-based design integrates Interactive and Technology Districts with retail, office towers, business apartments, and an Entertainment District.
One of the most important things for a commercial project to be successful, is first, it has to feasible. We are not just artists or creating objects in the environment - our project is a living and breathing thing. – John Low, AIA
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