WilkinsonEyre and Morphis win international design competition at Shenzhen Bay, China

It has been announced that WilkinsonEyre and Morphis have won a major international competition for a 6.3ha urban design and masterplan project in Shenzhen, China.

The Shenzhen Bay Avenue East Extension will create a 1km multi-layered pedestrian connection, between the commercial district of the city and the bay. The result will be a new city destination of lively public realm promoting healthy and sustainable living.

The designs celebrate the concept of ‘City-Culture-Bay’ to create a coherent ensemble of interconnected elevated walkways, linked by escalators and stairs to a lively streetscape and basement level civic realm.

Matthew Potter, director of WilkinsonEyre Hong Kong says: “WilkinsonEyre and Morphis have collaborated to create a proposal that holistically blends architecture, urban design and landscape design. Our concept will deliver a strong linear public space with the flexibility to allow the city to breathe, develop, grow and adapt.”

Mark Blackwell, director of Morphis says: “The creation of new and contemporary public realm integrated with city life is crucial to simultaneously transform and unite Shenzhen with its waterfront. It will be spectacular and dynamic, beyond imagination, rooted in the culture of Shenzhen’s diverse community delivering a thriving, well-served and sustainable cityscape.”