Forest Sports Park

Shenzhen, CN

Type competition / park / forest
Design 2018
Construction 2019-2020
Location Shenzhen, China
Size 600 ha
Organizer Guangming New District Management Committee
Co-organizer Shen Zhen Guang Ming Center for Urban Development
Coordinator OCT Guang Ming Investment Co., Ltd.
I.c.w. TALLER architects, Land + Civilization Compositions
Team Peter Veenstra, Leire Calvillo Mendoza, Jie Wang, Artur Borejszo, Giulia Repici, Michael Schoner, Florencia Lima, Mikel Orbegozo, Fanny Genti, Ramón Cuesta, Jingting, Martina, Qingru, Leela Leelathipkul, Yishan Du, Roberto Coccia, Victor Zheng, Cristina Genovese, Marko Villa, Gaia Dal Cero
Awards 2020 WAF China Best Landscape Award, 2020 WAF China Excellent Design Award, 2021 WLA Build-Urban Merit Award

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC won the international competition for a 600 hectare forest and sports park in Guang Ming, Shenzhen, China. The forest and sports park is to become a destination for the Big Bay area. As this metropolitan region finds its success in innovative industries, the park focuses on innovation in sports and ecology.

Two R&D centers, one for sports, one for botany are centrally located in the park. From here, a constant evolution and diversification of the park will take place. On the central park loop, a linear plant and tree nursery is integrated. In a natural forest setting, people will be able to get to know new and forgotten sports, as well as the latest techniques used in sports. A range from open valleys to lower hills and mountain forest offers the natural background for these sports and active leisure.

An elevated path connects the park to the city and the forest; forming a scenic route that passes by all different types of forest. A series of pavilions, that host functions like restaurant, restroom, viewing platform and forest cabin, is modular an prefabricated, to minimize environmental impact.


Subareas are connected to the red path

Sports fields in use in 2020

Drone photo completed entrance

Spiral connection of the completed Red Path

The visitor center in use