Project: Shenzhen Metro Line 16
Location: Shenzhen, China
Award: Publicly Accessible Interiors: Transport, Gold, 2023
Design Practice: UCD/ Vantree Design/ Matter Design
Client: Shenzhen Metro Group
Shenzhen’s new Metro Line 16 covers nearly 30 kilometres and was completed in November, 2022. Its contemporary station designs feature a wealth of striking design features. In one, a multi-faceted crystal design is used to create a geometric ceiling which echoes the shape of a rift valley. In another, dynamic spatial curves change with regular centripetal trajectories. Evenly distributed LED strip lighting on the curved arch simulates interstellar motion trajectory, reflecting the rapid development of technology in Shenzhen.
In the Pingshanwei station, designers extracted elements of Hakka culture to design and create a series of childlike sculptures.
Shuanglong station’s twisting space is designed to mimic the ‘posture of a wandering dragon’. Shell windows, shaped like dragon scales, are arranged within the station. The design is Intended to symbolise the inherited giant dragon that drives the revitalization of the urban area and the development of culture and tourism, as well as the fusion of technology and tradition.
Photo credit: UCD/ Vantree Design
DESIGN DIRECTOR: Muchuan Xu
CREATIVE TEAM: Minxi Cai, Junjie Li, Shangzhao Yang, Xingchen Song, Dongming Shen, Jiajun Yin, Zhuohui Hu, Qinshuang Yang, Liutao
PROJECT MANAGER: Guanbao Ye, Songjun Chen
TECHNICAL TEAM: Xiaofeng Li, Dejun Li, , Jinge Li, Weijun Su