Operated by Design Society, the SWCAC is the first building in China designed by world-famous architect Fumihiko Maki. Covering an area of 26,000 square meters, the center offers views of the surrounding mountains, sea, and city.
“More than one-third of the total building area is public space and is open to all people throughout the year. The ample public space is complex and winding, allowing people to encounter some interesting corners. Some of these spaces give people the chance to meet; others, such as the courtyard on the third floor, create a quiet atmosphere. From the perspective of space design and utilization, the Design Society building can be called a ‘Social Condenser,’ or a mini city,” said Ole Bouman, director of Design Society.
Since its opening in December 2017, the SWCAC has been awarded the title of Top Gallery in Shenzhen by the best-selling travel magazine Lonely Planet and was listed on Time’s 2018 Global Top 100 Destinations. It has received more than a million visitors and held 12 quality exhibitions, including “Minding the Digital,” “Values of Design,” and “Craft: The Reset.” It also has held more than 130 workshops, concerts, screening, lectures, and forums.
Design Society is an innovative cultural initiative founded by China Merchants Shekou (CMSK), as well as the only cultural institution in China created by the V&A, the world’s leading art and design museum in Britain. As a large design innovation and polymerization platform, Design Society is committed to presenting diverse cultural events to the public.
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