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Pengcheng Laboratory in Shenzhen by 10 Design

10 Design appointed to lead on the design of Shenzhen Pengcheng Laboratory

Pengcheng Labortary in Shenzhen by 10 Design
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10 Design has been appointed to realise the design vision of the Shenzhen Government for phase one of the city’s forthcoming flagship scientific research facility, the Shenzhen Pengcheng laboratory. The practice won the project following a national public tender process held by the Shenzhen Government and Pengcheng Laboratory. Discover more after the jump.

Pengcheng Labortary in Shenzhen by 10 Design
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Phase one of the schemes’ wider masterplan will manifest in circa 436,500sqm of laboratory space incorporating a series of research spaces, with accompanying recreation, dining, sports and social facilities. 10 Design’s brief is to design a space which promotes social interaction between the researchers who will occupy the site.

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Pengcheng Labortary in Shenzhen by 10 Design
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Nick Cordingley, Design Partner at 10 Design commented:


“Our plans have been assembled to position social amenity spaces at the heart of the scheme, complemented by a series of elevated connected walkaways which navigate the terrain and the internal movement to allow connectivity and fluidity when passing through. This part of the development will be split into three main sections: the northern campus, the southern campus, and the central social hub with VIP conference facility and a focal sculptural element.”

Pengcheng Labortary in Shenzhen by 10 Design
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Jason Easter, Associate Partner of 10 Design highlighted that social interaction and cohesion with the surrounding area are our key design drivers to this project. Whilst the research elements of the project are vital to positioning the centre as world leading, the design team has envisioned attractive supporting spaces in terms of living, recreation, dining and social to make the asset a real destination.

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Edmond Lau, Associate Partner of 10 Design explained that once complete, the scheme will be one of four major provincial laboratories in Guangdong and aims to attract the best talent from across the globe to accelerate scientific discovery. The project represents a significant investment into the future of scientific research within the Greater Bay area.

Project Data

Name: Pengcheng Laboratory Park Phase 1
Location: Shenzhen, China
Client: Bureau Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality (Developer);
Pengcheng Laboratory (End-user)
Scope by 10 Design Architecture, Masterplanning
Type Research facility, Office, Education
Site Area: 167,500sqm
GFA: 436,500sqm

10 Design Team

Design Partner -Nick Cordingley
Project Partners -Jason Easter, Edmond Lau

Architectural Team
Grant Wood, Bryan Diehl, Ryan Leong, Marco Bonucci, Ken Xu, Jan Henao, Shuyu Chen, Shuo Zhang, Sylvia Li, Cat Zhang, Robert Sochanski, Yulia Karnaukhova, Zack Cai, Jason Song, Christy Li, William Li, Henry Guan, Hafsa Siddique, Sian Wong, Christie Yeung, Kevin Mok

CGI Team
Peter Alsterholm, Yasser Salomon, Henry Han, Adisak Yavilas, Lulu Guo


10 Design – Lead Design Architect
ARUP – MEP and structure engineer
A+E – Local Architect
J&A – Interior Designer
SPD – Landscape Designer

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