The Floating Circle - ShiMao BaoAn Quarry Project - Shenzhen, China

Firm LocationShanghai, China
Project locationBaoAn District, Shenzhen City, China
Lead ArchitectGALA ARCHITECTS with L22
Design TeamGiuseppe Varsavia, Igor Rebosio, Liang Liang, Coco Zheng
ClientShimao Group

Designed by GALA Architects with L22, the project aims to reactivate an abandoned quarry in Shenzhen, China. With an ecologically sensitive site situation, the site shows a characteristic landform of mine, surrounded by mountains and a pool generated within. We aim to achieve ecological restoration and low impact development. The floating circle is inspired by the morphological characteristics of the site. An ultra-luxury hotel, a cultural center and sports center together create an ecological slope that integrates with the environment, and completes the composition of the mountain.