Shenzhen Nanshan Cultural & Sports Complex°

location: Shenzhen, China

client: Shenzhen Nanshan Economic District

° Project co-designed as Senior Partner of Lauzon Pelland (NOMADE)

The Challenge

Combine into one integrated complex multiple cultural and sports venues including an interior Olympic-sized pool, a 1200-seat theater with full fly-tower, a sports auditorium as well as sufficient spectator, support and technical facilities.

The Response

Finalist proposal in an invited international competition featuring starchitects such as Toyo Ito (Japan), the scheme evokes the breathtaking landscapes of Southern China and inspires citizens to congregate within its embracing organic form and invites patrons to climb on its slopes to take in panoramic views of the City.





Finalist Entry: International Invited Architecture Competition

Brandscaping Shenzhen
Brandscaping Shenzhen
Concept Sketch
Aerial nightview of new plaza and complex
Aerial view of complex, featuring theater in foreground
Open courtyard in sports wing
Exterior foyer to Theater
Olympic-size interior Pool
Rooftop Plan