C Future Lab

The Cell

The project is an experiential lab dedicated to exploring city patterns that focuses on studying the relationship between city life and urban space for the future. The project combines the functions of an art gallery, co-working space, garden, discussion forum and social gathering area.

The interior space incorporates technological elements, such as digital art and furniture that are crafted using 3D printing, providing a new platform to better illustrate how urban designs will reshape the future. The project also integrates vegetation, which symbolises the important role greenery/nature plays in cities.

Different zonings are created with distinctive concepts and they work as sequential spaces of anticipation, inspiration, exploration, information and discussion. The entrance area, known as Time Passage, projects a digital art exhibition onto the walls of a tubular tunnel where automatic pivot doors open and close to control crowd circulation. The flow continues into The Cell, a living organism-type sculpture designed and installed to break the mould of a conventional reception area.

This is an excerpt. The original article is published in Construction+ Q1 2022 Issue: Upskilling The Workforce.
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Project Name
C Future Lab
West Tower C Future City, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Completion Date
Gross Floor Area
1,500 square metres
Centralcon Group
Interior Design Firm
QUAD Studio
Design Team
Kelvin Chu, Wai Tang, Peter Scott, Dovile Zuokaite, Andrea Sze, Tim Ho, Yuu Yau & Sufat Su
QUAD Studio