04 SHANGHAI PARK LIFE
MVRDV’s competition-winning design for Zhangjiang Future Park combines 10,000 square metres of public plazas and 37,000 square metres divided over four venues: a library, an art centre, a performance centre and a sports centre. The park is part of a high-technology and innovation district for national and international companies and will host over 100,000 workers. The four distinct buildings all have activated roofs forming an elevated area connected with pedestrianised bridges that act as a second city layer and provide views of the river and neighbourhood and picnic areas. The sustainable benefits of the green roof programme include storm water drainage, noise reduction and energy savings due to thermal insulation.