INTERIOR DESIGN; CONCEPT DESIGN; CHINA, 2017; WON IN COMPETITION
Interior design for the station main arrival hall, train platforms and annexed shopping and art zones was a thematized design, based on the concept of “Shenzhen, City of Piano” and “Happy Shenzhen, beautiful Blossom”. The proposed design looks at Shenzhen as a progressive city within China which is the cradle of Technology and Art in South of the country.
Optimizing the circulation routes within the main hall and proposing an organization of the space which is based on the optimum circulation routes is the first step in creating a station environment that can take and guide a high traffic of its users in peak times. All the elements within the ceiling and on the floors follow this organization system. The interior design also tries to build its story upon the existing architectural elements of the building itself.
The platforms design is a simple and elegant one with the purpose of allowing a smooth movement of the passengers on and off the trains, while also providing comfortable seating and waiting areas. All the elements of the design on the train platforms come together as one organization system that utilises MEP services, lighting, signage, seating and art together.
The shopping and art zones of the building however are a different story. Here the spaces were reshaped to create a maximum engagement of the visitors with the stores and exhibited arts. A unified screen for all the retail elements, as well as dedicated permanent and temporary facilities for art exhibitions are the keys criteria of these spaces. The design emphasizes on celebration of both physical and tech-oriented digital art within the city.