Hong Kong-based architect 10 Design has published images of its design for the Huafa Snow World, a 131ha leisure and shopping destination set to open in Shenzhen, China in 2025.
Its centrepiece is an 80,000-sq-m ski resort, the largest of its kind in the world.
Chin Yong Ng, the firm’s design principal, commented: “The planning and design for this cultural centre reimagines retail development as a multi-faceted community experience, inviting discovery and encouraging guests to explore.”
Snow World’s 83m-high, 441m-long ski slope will be enclosed in an undulating structure.
Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, the firm’s other design principal, says the building beneath this roof has been broken down into a series of “floating boxes”.
Inside, ceramic boards and aluminium panels mimic the texture of glaciers and ice crystals.
10 Design is part of France’s Egis Group and recently merged with SB Architects. The company will trade as “SB 10” in the US.