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Futian Railway Station and Surrounding Area

Main venue of this UABB is located in Futian Railway Station and surrounding area. Futian Railway Station is the first underground railway station located in a central city area of China and the second largest of its kind in Asia, and also an underground railway station with the fastest train speed in the world. 

The gross floor area of the station is 147,000 square meters, equivalent to the size of 21 football pitches. It consists of three underground layers. The first layer isfor passenger transfers between vehicles or subways, the second layeris where the ticket hall and waiting hall are located, and the third layer is where the trains stopfor passengers to board and disembark.

Futian Railway Station serves as an interchange station between the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link and Line 2, Line 3 and Line 11 of the Shenzhen Metro. High-speed trains provide regional service linking the Futian Central Business District with Kowloon, Hong Kong. It reduced travel time to only 15 minutes, quicker than the 45-minute journey via the Hong Kong MTR. 


As an extension of this Biennale, sub-venues will present local practices and are organized by district governments with reference to the framework and operation mode of the main exhibition. They will reflect the main theme of this Biennale, facilitate exchanges and showcase the typical local features of the district. 2017 UABB (Shenzhen) cultivated 5 sub-venues, and with growing significance, so far this UABB has nailed down 9 sub-venues in districts of Yantian, Bao’an, Longgang, Longhua, Guangming, Dapeng New District and Qianhai Free Trade Zone respectively.

Yantian Sub-venue is located in Sha Tau Kok Bonded Zone, the earliest bonded zone in China. With a history of nearly 28 years, the Bonded Zone is now in urgent need of transformation and upgrading. As a sub-venue of this UABB, it will be activated for reuse and attract more innovative industries. Given its history and the impact of modern S&T, it will focus on "Bonded +" industry to promote the revitalization of new S&T industries in the region. 

Bao’an will set 2 Sub-venues in Longwangmiao Industrial Zone and Bao’an International Art Design Center. Longwangmiao Industrial Zone, with generous exhibition space, will be the main sub-venue for permanent use upon completion. It will interact with “Airport + Exhibition Center” as a new cultural engine of the district. The International Art Design Center, with a wide variety of functions, can be interconnected to the International Art Design Center and Bay Area Design Academy as they share the same location.

Longgang Sub-venue is located in Software Town of Shenzhen Universiade. Themed on “Leading innovative development of the Bay Area”, the sub-venue will utilize the open outdoor square of the Software Town and link up 8 fun interior exhibition halls of 200 to 300 square meters into an innovative development axis in Longgang District, showcasing the strength of Longgang District in S&T innovation.

Longhua Sub-venue also has 2 sub-venues, in the historical Guanlan Market and Shangwei Art Village respectively. The curator of Guanlan Market will, with reference to the macro context of this Biennale and the Guanlan Market Renewal Plan, will invite renowned local and international academic institutions, scholars and artists to conduct focused studies on such historical remains as the Hakka stilt house with wooden-eave corridor, wood and brick constructed arcade, Hakka watchtower, ancient temple, warehouse and market, etc., presenting both local context and international vision through a combined approach of historical literature and S&T and artistic innovation. Shangwei Village, one of the few existing ancient villages in Shenzhen, will be the sub-venue of the Biennale for a second time. The Biennale will help make the art events part of the villagers’ daily life and shape up an international art community that further integrates local and global cultures. 

Guangming Sub-venue is located in Guangming Cloud Valley. Based on the existing green and ecological urban development concept of the District, the Sub-venue is to analyze the future development of global cities and relevant models, summarizes experience of the on-going national science center, i.e., Guangming Science City, Shenzhen, and connect the district’s urban construction with future cities. The goal is to offer intellectual support for the district to become an example of new urban center in the bay area in the future. 

Dapeng Sub-venue is located in Dapeng Fortress. Established in the 27th year of the Hongwu Reign during the Ming Dynasty (1394 A.D.), Dapeng Fortress has a history of more than 600 years. Well preserved to this day, it is the historical site of largest area and highest class in Shenzhen. Representatives of well-known architects, planners, artists and designers will be invited to explore into the public and cultural spaces in Dapeng Fortress by using or upgrading the public building and landscape spaces in view of the local culture, thus realize connectivity and interaction. 

Qianhai Sub-venue starts from Qianhai Stone Park and extends to the public spaces of Kerry Center and Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Dreamworks etc. The sub-venue will center on synergy in the bay area, cooperation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, dynamism and diversity. Architects, artists, creative professionals, and business representatives from Qianhai will be invited to participate in the exhibition. The Sub-venue is expected to further contribute to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong cultural exchanges and cooperation platform and accelerate the urban space research and S&T innovation in Qianhai.