6月26日，有“建筑界奥斯卡”之称的世界建筑节（World Architecture Festival，简称WAF）正式公布了2018年度WAF大奖的入围名单。这是国际建筑界规模最大、声望最高的颁奖盛典之一，旨在展示过去一年中最杰出的设计项目，是行业对过去一年全球新建筑的一次完整梳理。
World Architecture Festival (WAF) known as "The Oscar of Architecture" released the shortlist of WAF award on June 26th. WAF is one of the international ceremonies that has the highest reputation. It aims to show the most outstanding designs, and it is a complete review of new architecture around the globe over the past year.
This year, over 1000 works attended the election. "Shenzhen Talent Park" designed by AUBE, as the only project in the shortlist that built in Shenzhen, is one of the finalists in Landscape - Urban Projects section. This is our second project shortlisted follow by Suzhou Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (2017). The winner of WAF award will be announced on November 30th at the WAF annual festival in Amsterdam Netherland.
Shenzhen Talent Park
Shenzhen Talent Park is the first park in China with the theme of rewarding and inspiring talents in the context of the continuous influx of talents from all over the world to Shenzhen. The park reconnects the downtown area of Houhai and the coastal zone of Shenzhen Bay, which becomes the most popular public open space in Shenzhen, and continues to affect the city. It has become a theater of time and city life with different scales of space extending along the lake. In the park, a perfect balance is achieved between city and people and nature, giving consideration to rain and flood management and habitat creation, which expresses the city's respect for human and nature.
Shenzhen Talent Park is located at Houhai area. As the largest urban green land in super high-rise building area, it is not only the transition zone between high density city and natural environment, but also a green park that highly integrated into urban life.
As a carrier, the simple and open square and lawn space becomes the theatre of all kinds of public activities and carries a variety of elasticity of demand.
The park has a positive effect on the city, and has become the platform to express urban values for Shenzhen, the talent elements of modern art become a key feature of the park, and a powerful attraction to talent in Shenzhen.
The 2.7km blue runway rounds along the lake and passes through the whole park. The high quality foot feeling brought by EPDM rubber runway makes the park the most popular gathering and training places for running lovers in Shenzhen, while the high standard shower room also enable the runners to enjoy a refreshing time.
The beach, the free terrain and the fun equipment area make up the relatively enclosed children's park, which is suitable for children of all ages. Meanwhile, direct drinking water and rest system are built right next to it.
The large-scale Tidal Square provides various possibilities for space use, citizens constantly exploring its usage, which is where the excitement and vitality of city life generates, and it makes the park become the first choice for many family activities. Different hydrophilic spaces around the waterfront provide people with various water accessibility experiences, which satisfy people’s natural affinity towards water, and make it the most popular viewing and staying place for citizens.
The fallen reeds looks like a rainwater garden and is also regarded as a carrier of artwork. 12 pieces of sculptures are scattered in the park, which injects artistic vitality into the park.
Different hydrophilic spaces around the waterfront provide people with various water accessibility experiences; hydrophilic platform has become the most popular public viewing and residence venues; freshwater wetlands, rainwater garden and sea wetland optimize the water environment habitat.