Project Description

The campus consists of a series of interconnected, low-rise structures, each designed to support the fashion company's expansion and growth, while evoking an image of a bird about to take flight. The architects and engineers embarked on a journey of innovation, delving into the study of nature's harmonious forms, and translating this into their designs. They applied double curvature geometry to seamlessly unify architecture and structure into one organic system, seeking to create a building that pushes the boundaries of design and seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings.

Judge’s comments

The campus is a series of unique and complex geometric systems, and spatial relationships between structural components, which meant that conventional building systems and conventional structural methods could not be applied.

​Every aspect had to be considered: from first principles including the simple force transmission path to ensure the safety of the structure under gravitational load, extreme high wind load, and earthquakes. The team needed to think differently in establishing their physical and digital structural models, in conducting tests and carrying out calculation analysis. New software scripts were developed to confirm calculations and analysis of the structure and convey information to the contractors building the structure.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • Shenzhen Classical Building Structure Design Firm Co. Ltd

Client Name

  • Marisfrolg Fashion Apparel


  • Shenzhen, China


  • Architecture Van Brandenburg

Principal Contractor

  • Jiangsu Huajian Construction Co., Ltd

Key Contractors

  • Jiangsu Huning Steel Mechanism Co., Ltd (Steel Contractor)

    Shenzhen Grandland Fangte Tech-construction Group Co., Ltd (Curtain Wall Façade Engineers) 

    Shenzhen Dazhong Construction Group Co., Ltd (Exterior Cladding Contractor)

    Shenzhen Magic Design & Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd (Exterior Cladding Contractor)

Year Submitted

  • 2023

Key attributes

  • Profession, Process