Shenzhen Lishan High-end Residential Development 深圳远洋荔山住宅项目


Shenzhen, China

Scope of Work

Landscape ArchitectureMasterplanning



Completed Date

Unbuilt (Competition)


Sino-Ocean Group Holding Limited 远洋集团控股有限公司

Team Credits

Landscape Architect: Tierra Design (S) Pte Ltd

Lishan High-end Residential development is located in a prime area of Shenzhen. The development is nestled in the valley Nanshan Mountains and consists of ten high-rise residential towers that sit on a double-volume high podium. The existing scheme will level down the landform for development which results in creating a three-meter high retaining wall along the site boundary. Given the rich natural environment surrounding the site, Tierra counter proposed a seamless connection by raising the basement carpark to the ground level of the development. Thus, with minimal regrading work, a retaining wall is no longer required. This decision accords with the overall concept to blend the designed environment with the natural landscape. Tierra proposed a masterplan that takes its cue from six landscape elements. They are, a hill, a cliff, a waterfall, a lake, a forest, and a valley to introduce a recreational and nature-driven experience to this development.

This user-oriented and active-aging masterplan will facilitate the needs of residents through a variety of functional spaces of which an exclusive clubhouse, central swimming facilities, a sensory yoga garden, urban farms, a playground for all ages are examples. All the residential towers are well-connected to the community spaces via strong linear design language and circulation. The design intent regards the adjacent Nanshan park as an asset that provides residents with direct pedestrian access from the development to the Nanshan hiking trail. A sustainable Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) strategy has been incorporated into the design to capture runoff from the hill. The WSUD strategy entails bioswales, retention ponds and detention lawns integrated into the community spaces to effectively drain and collect excessive water for reuse for the site’s irrigation system.