Penda China 新作"生命之岛"_连接山海的豪宅梦
Penda China’s New Work "Life Island": A Dream Mansion between Mountain and Sea
The isolation to curb the COVID-19 epidemic has confined us quietly at home for quite some time, allowing us to rethink the relationship between life, living space and nature. Here we present a design proposal for the bidding of a residential development which may hopefully trigger off some new ideas about our future home.
2018年，Penda China 槃达中国建筑事务所接受邀请参与深圳某超高层公寓项目的设计投标。业主同时在国际范围内邀请了四家设计单位，包括荷兰OMA和新加坡WOHA。
In 2018, Penda China was invited to the design competition for a super high-rise apartment in the Shenzhen. Three other internationally-renowned design firms were also invited to the competition, including OMA and WOHA.
The location overlooking Hong Kong across the sea. As a major gateway adjacent to Shenzhen Bay Bridge and the cruise homeport and a key node on the urban development axis of Shenzhen, it represents unlimited potential for future development.
The site backs onto few Mountains, enjoying an unblocked view of the sea. This ideal location between mountain and sea brings about exceptional landscape resources for the project. A super high-rise urban apartment rising up to 250m high will rise here for future urban elites.
Our design strategy, centering on the unique landscape resources, aims to create an urban green island joining nearby Mountains, draw buildings closer to nature, and provide a green and healthy living environment for future owners. So our design concept is "Life Island".
Just as the English poet John Donn writes: "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…"
The island, at the same time, also connects the surrounding buildings with ground floor commerce, creating an urban slow traffic space convenient for pedestrians and enriching urban street facade and the commercial atmosphere.
Roof garden is designed with jogging tracks for people to exercise and relax during spare time. There is also a 200m long super infinity swimming pool, establishing a visual connection with the sea and offering a spectacular view for future owners.