Atkins wins contract for development in Shenzhen

Atkins has won an international competition to design the Skyworth Gongming mixed-use development in Shenzhen, China.

Atkins’ scope of work consists of concept design, masterplanning and schematic design of the development that will consist of three interlinked blocks for residential, commercial and office uses.

The Gongming district was previously an industrial area in Shenzhen and Atkins’ design is expected to regenerate the brownfield site to create a landmark in the new business district linking to the city’s light rail system.

Design features include various passive solar strategy devices such as sun shading and screenings and a spacious roof-top urban park on top of the shopping mall.

With a total gross floor area of 302,000m2 above ground, three curvilinear towers at 100m, 150m and 250m respectively will the skyline from the nearby light rail. The 61,000m2 commercial area comprising a five-storey shopping mall and three-storey shopping street complex will accommodate retail outlets, restaurants and entertainment venues.