Shenzhen articles

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Openings: Hospitality hotspots in Santa Monica, Shenzhen, South Africa and beyond

Our latest Openings list includes a variety of hospitality spaces designed with cross-cultural references in mind.

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How a multi-use cultural venue in Shenzhen contemporizes traditional Chinese design

Shenzhen – For Morph, Various Associates created a surprisingly modern social space by referencing age-old materials and production techniques.

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A new bubble tea space in Shenzhen attracts contemporary café-goers

Shenzhen – Ambrosia, developed by Melbourne-based studio Biasol, is geared toward younger consumers of the Chinese tea industry.

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This Chinese bakery psychoanalises why we share food photos on social media

Shenzhen – In Shenzhen, Doko Bar is an auteur bakery that feels like a theatre show – and that’s just the way Waterfrom Design intended.

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Can exhibition design help promote cross-cultural creative dialogue?

Shenzhen – A Shenzhen exhibition designed by Döppel Studio and Désormeaux/Carrette speaks of the future of transnational design collaborations. 

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Once a social staple, the clubhouse experiences a revival – but this time, in China

Shenzhen – A new clubhouse in Shenzhen includes a networking café, a yoga room and a spinning room – but also a throwback pool and a piano room. Why?

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In Shenzhen, this co-working space by X+Living is a professional playground

Shenzhen, China – The playful 800-sq-m Unova Co-Working space reflects the changing priorities of Chinese workers.

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Four learning spaces in China nourish the future of young students – and of an American company

Shenzhen and Suzhou, China – Four new imaginative learning spaces in Shenzhen and Suzhou show Gymboree Play & Music is invested in developing its educational image.

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A beach-like eatery is making waves in China

Shenzhen – The latest member of the Gaga restaurant family, designed by Coordination Asia, is a tranquil spot inside a bustling Chinese metropolis.

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A Montessori kindergarten in China applies the child scale everywhere

Shenzhen – At the IBOBI, a kindergarten in a Shenzhen international community, VMDPE displayed the results of a detailed process of scale exploration. 

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The sensitive revitalization of an industrial building uncovers a new surface treatment

Shangwei – Studio 10 transformed the crumbling bones of an electronics factory into a temporary event hub that will later serve as an educational facility. 

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Roaringwild’s fierce and fearless physical retail statement

Shenzhen, China – A retail space by Domani Architectural Concepts becomes a distillation of the bold young brand in an expanding cultural centre.