Nantou City, also known as the ancient city of Xin’an, and located at the centre of Nanshan District in Shenzhen, has appointed Superunion, to support a complete brand overhaul that includes strategic brand, experience and communications planning alongside a total revamp of visual identity.
After Vanke, a leading town developer and city service provider, took over the renovation of the city, Nantou City has evolved into a landmark location embedded with four major parts – cultural and creative retails, trendy art experiences, high-quality and innovative F&B, and cultural residencies.
Huang Nan, General manager of Shenzhen Nantou City renovation project, said: “Our aim is to activate Nantou City, bringing out the best in both Chinese traditions and modern creativity, organic and sustainable development vitality to the town. As we see the Greater Bay Area continue to thrive and develop, our goal is for Nantou City to retain it’s original architecture, which is reminiscent of Lingnan/Cantonese styles from the Ming and Qing dynasties, but inject modern elements to build the city toward a young and collaborative melting pot.”
Maggie Chien, Business Director Superunion China, said: “It is both exciting and challenging to curate a brand strategy and positioning that addresses the delicate balance between maintaining history and making it relevant for contemporary times. The Vanke team has demonstrated astonishing execution and sensitivities in revamping the old city and we’re honored to be part of this meaningful project in bringing their vision further to life.”
“We want to reveal that hidden charm of Shenzhen Nantou City and build an innovative and consistent visual system that communicates the city’s values. In our view, Nantou city is not just a historical landmark that you visit once, but a place that you want to come back to time and time again, to relax, to stay, and to grow with. Instead of commercializing, we want to build the city into a sustainable cultural center and and integrate it with the local lifestyle.”
The brand revamp is set to be revealed at the end of this year.