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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. High-speed trains provide regional service linking the Futian Central Business District with Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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 Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning


The Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (abbv. MOCAUP) was launched in 2017. It is an important carrier of education, cultural inheritance, and the development of contemporary art and urban culture. MOCAUP was located in the Futian Central District, adjacent to Shenzhen Civic Center, Shenzhen Book City Center, Shenzhen Library, Shenzhen Concert Hall, and Shenzhen Children’s Palace. The Museum of Contemporary Art will demonstrate contemporary artworks both from China and the rest of the world, and will emulate the international academic level to organize worldwide masterpiece exhibitions, meanwhile continuously provide art education to the public. The Museums of Urban Planning is also a future and historical center to introduce the urban planning of Shenzhen, as well as an academic platform to initiate the communication of urban planning and architecture.


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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.