Mattel Mixed-use development is located at the upcoming Yantian District of Shenzhen, soon to be rejuvenated with hiking trails, park connectors, canal pathways, and linked with various cultural venues and sports centres. It is the intent of Shenzhen's urban guidelines to transform this district to provide residents with a holistic lifestyle, surrounded by cultural amenities.
This project's iconic architectural form is inspired by the unique slants of the Site Boundaries, together with respect to the sloping topography, to create a unique product that is different from the surrounding developments in the area.
For the residential tower, units are invariably designed with consideration of prominent features of the site, such as unblocked views of the adjacent mountain and views of Mirs Bay.
Wellness related amenities are conveniently located on a connecting bridge that links the hotel and the residential tower. At the podium level, the southwest corner of the site is activated by a large urban plaza with cafes and seating, flanked on the left by a large water feature that directs people upwards towards an open canal.
At the very top of the podium, a large plaza links to a hiking trail in the mountains beyond.
Architecturally, the juxtaposition of vertical stone fins and clean glass curtain wall creates a clean yet not commonly experienced texture to the more typical glass and metal urban surroundings.