"Ecological Square" is a combination of landscape, planning and building made by AUBE. It is also AUBE's first work in China which is highly recommended. In the past, the zone of Overseas Chinese Town didn't have the cultural atmosphere as it has today. At that time, Happy Valley, Yanhan Mountain and Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University were separated from each other. Weeds were everywhere. Some residential buildings a hundred meters away were named "Hubin’, "Lihai" and "Huiwen”. These names didn't seem to match the reality, but you can still overlook this glade in the woods while standing on the top of these buildings.
Combined Landscapes: The south and the north are interwoven with blue and green. The high and low contour and the soft and tough view, what a superb craftsmanship it is!
Partition-based Planning: People walk on the upper roads and cars run on the lower roads. It is the first ecological garage in Shenzhen, which is community-based, public, land-compound and interconnected.
Folding Building: The west side is closed while the east side is open. Interesting places are at the turning of each two floors.
AUBE office was moved to this place when it was completed in 2000. The flame trees have witnessed the pass of fifteen years and the square is becoming more and more vigorous. This zone is close to Happy Valley, but it can keep its own quietness which attracts a large group of people. When the zone opposes the regular definitions of "ecology" and ' square", it also brings the two into a daily level with a simple and real atmosphere year after year.
Fishing, Tai Chi, group dance, coffee, and cuisine are all in the zone. Lush woods are everywhere, which is suitable for the old and young to stay. It takes a long time to grow trees but even a longer time to educate people. When people live and work here, they will have a different understanding of Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle.