Shenzhen Longhua Talent Housing, Shenzhen, China
The Shenzhen Longhua Talent Housing project in China aims to develop high-quality and affordable housing to help the country’s “Silicon Valley” attract and retain talents. In collaboration with Shenzhen Mingrun, CPG won an international design competition by proposing a compact, green and liveable residential estate based on insights from the Singapore housing experience.
The Shenzhen apartments sit on a 14.3-hectare brownfield site, which comprises a former bicycle factory atop a small hill and a series of terraced ground plains. Surrounding the development is also a community park and several schools, which have generated traffic growth beyond what the existing narrow and heavily used roads can accommodate. CPG’s transport planners and urban planners proposed a transit-oriented development comprising a bus interchange and car parks for residents and the rest of the neighbourhood.
The apartment towers will be connected to the surrounding community through various environmental decks, a popular concept in Singapore. These will seamlessly integrate the development’s semi-private communal green spaces with the public park and the neighbouring school field. Finally, a neighbourhood centre will be part of the multi-modal transportation hub to provide retail, food and services for the residents and the larger community.
Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Transportation Engineering, Urban Planning