These two sunken plots designed by architecture practice FCHA form part of the new Vanke Design Community in Shenzhen, China.
The masterplan for the new design community, developed by Urbanus and owned by developer Vanke, features a campus-like park of concrete offices topped with green roofs. FCHA's two plots, which sit on a gently sloping site along the eastern side of the park, provide green, park-like spaces at ground level, and well-lit workspaces beneath. The A4+B2 plots contain exhibition and conference spaces, offices, a workshop, and a lecture hall. The studio wanted to maintain a balance between providing public green space on the roof and a good environment for underground office space. Public activities can take place above or beneath the large green slope that connects the ground level to the basement level.