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Atkins scoops comp for Chinese mixed-use development

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Atkins has won an international competition for a mixed-use development in Shenzhen, China

The London-based global practice will design the Skyworth Gongming scheme, consisting of three interlinked blocks for residential, commercial and office use.

It is aimed at becoming a landmark in the western part of Shenzhen, and the first eco-friendly development in the formerly industrial Guangming district.

The towers will be 100m, 150m and 250m tall, dominating the skyline from the light rail nearby.

A 61,000m² commercial area will comprise a five-storey shopping mall and three-storey shopping street.

Atkins will provide concept design, masterplanning and schematic design for the scheme on the site of television manufacturer Skyworth’s old factory.

Sustainable design features include passive solar strategy devices such as sun shading and screening.

KY Cheung, Atkins’ senior design director in China, said: Brownfield site regeneration is a very important approach in the development of existing cities with hardly any empty sites available.

‘It is complex as it involves smart urban planning within the existing system, transport planning, architecture and landscape design as well as environmental issues.’

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