Shenzhen Sea World Cultural Arts Center

Located in the Sea World area of eastern Shenzhen, this project serves as the cultural core of a large-scale urban development that involves retail, commercial, and residential buildings.
The site occupies the southeastern portion of the Shekou Peninsula and overlooks the ocean with open views of the mountains of Hong Kong. The building hosts a variety of cultural functions including a museum, theater, multi-purpose hall, and private art gallery, along with various culturally affiliated retail spaces.
The form of the building stresses the natural features of the geography, facing the ocean to the south, the adjacent park, and the mountains to the north. The circulation loops around the internal atria, all of which are closely tied to the exterior plazas. Together, they provide a wide array of cultural experiences to the visitor.
The park extends onto the roof garden via two grand stairways, building a sense of drama in the idyllic landscape.

Location: Shenzhen, China
Completion Date: 2015
Building Type: Museum, Theater, Retail
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete, Steel
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 4 Stories
Site Area: 26,160m²
Building Area: 10,800m²
Total Floor Area: 46,200m²
■ Publication
a+u:2012.7 Special Issue