全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
A TOWN TO THE LIGHT

A town to the light

What does it mean to build a new town? We think it means to build up “the light of a city”, which is the essence of the spirit of Shenzhen. In this biennial exhibition, LVGEM Group will present you a journey to the light, which will extend for 60 years to explore the present and move towards the future.

It is an overturned color box with all the glory. It is an "Oasis with White Stones", an unbounded town built up by LVGEM and Baishizhou. You will find your grandparents’ footprint when they went ashore in the black and white historical picture. You will see the changing of people's identity and the changing of urban landscape, outline and skyline in the process of reform and opening up in Shenzhen. You will see more and more colors in the vacant land. You will see not only rising buildings, but also extending efficient lives, unbounded urban landscape to the mountains and down to the sea, active and endless town, people, technology and art...

Over the past 30 years, LVGEM Group has been committed to optimizing the lifestyle of urban residents to the greatest extent. The light of the Oasis with White Stones comes from everyone’s desire and hope for the future, the science and technology, the beauty, and the happiness. Every day, Baishizhou becomes better and better due to your efforts. Let us go to the light together.

In the middle of the Enterprise Hall is the “Shiny Stone” whose narrative function is skipped and the inherent nature is solely highlighted.  The surrounding space is embedded into the Shiny Stone through specular reflection making the site, literature and visitors the key parts of the connotation and vision of the Shiny Stone.  The variations of the surrounding light and shadow are displayed on the surface of the Shiny Stone. From different angles, the light and shadow exhibit varied forms.

Lvgem humanities team went to Baishizhou ten years ago. They visited every village and talked to people of different backgrounds in an attempt to record the day-to-day life here and find the charm of the city. As “village in the city” is an enchanting element of the urbanization drive of Shenzhen, “Baishizhou” is an epitome of the “story of Shenzhen.”  From an historic perspective, we tell the story of “Baishizhou”, the representative of “village in the city”, with an visual language. Our role is that of an witness, and our story is deeply rooted in the local world and refrains from the tone of the elite. The story of a city can not only  be found from academic books or the legends passed  down from generation  to generation, it  is also based on the story of each individual living here. What we present here are four documentaries and the narrator of each documentary is the representative of those who have grown up with Baishizhou. The four documentaries are: Story of Baishizhou, I’m a Native of Baishizhou, I Embrace Changes, My Impression of the Eighth Largest Zhou.

Here, you can find both the Baishizhou of the past and Baishizhou of the future. We say goodbye to the past and set sail on a new journey. “A Town to the Light”, another name of Baishizhou, is a city of dreams. Lvgem, along with Huawei and other top companies, implemented innovation pilot program in Baishizhou. Through the integration of space, humanistic style, technology, landscape and art, we strive to build Baishizhou into a place which epitomizes the spirit and life of Shenzhen. Here in this city of dreams, art, wisdom and humanistic spirit will all find their expression.

lvgem Group

Established in 1984, LVGEM Group is a global and diversified company operating in three business segments, i.e., real estate, finance and S&T. With complementary strengths, the three business segments have grown together during the past 30-plus years. As a result, LVGEM has created a comprehensive industrial chain ecosystem for green habitation which serves cities for their development.

LVGEM real estate: LVGEM has operated successfully in three business segments for over two decades. The three business segments are comprehensive real estate development, business investment and operation, and comprehensive property services. Following closely the national strategic plan, LVGEM has focused on “Shenzhen-Hong Kong” and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Currently, LVGEM has a land reserve of over 16 million square meters. To support the urban redevelopment initiative in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area., LVGEM has reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei in an effort to develop smart cities and build new urban areas featuring both intelligent S&T and livability. Enjoying stable business performance, LVGEM has access to diversified channels for land acquisition and high-quality project resources. As a leading player of urban redevelopment campaign in China, LVGEM offers excellent customer services and thereby creating a reputable brand. LVGEM product portfolio includes urban boutique residence, high-end apartment, CBC urban complex, shopping center, landmark-type super class-A international business building complex and business hotel. We have stayed on the top 10 list for Shenzhen real estate overall strengths for many years. In 2015, Lvgem (China) Real Estate was listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 00095.HK).

LVGEM finance: LVGEM has a stake in Bank of Shanghai, and has been involved in the establishment of a number of companies including Guangdong and Hong Kong Securities, Guangdong Life Insurance, Guangdong Fund and Dailu Insurance. After the real estate segment was listed on stock exchange, LVGEM has made more efforts to enhance its listing and financing capabilities in an effort to integrate industry capital and finance capital. By leveraging interaction between the domestic capital platform and its foreign counterpart, LVGEM has managed to operate in security, insurance, fund, banking and other financial sectors. Through these efforts, “LVGEM Finance” has developed itself into a diversified financial holding company with independent operation capability.

LVGEM S&T: With a focus on intelligent fire protection and intelligent security, LVGEM has made tremendous efforts to create a habitat S&T industrial chain covering smart home, smart community, smart city and biomedicine. Forsafe, a company under LVGEM, has rights to dozens of core patent technologies and are entitled to software copyrights and other intellectual property rights. Having been granted many awards from the industry, Forsafe is a leading player in habitat S&T sector in China.

e of belonging for everyone. As a partner of every edition of the biennial exhibition, LVGEM has been pursuing excellence. We respect the city’s past and at the same time, we embrace the future. Our goal is to help create a more dynamic and original urban lifestyle, a goal we share with UABB.