The design by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International for the new Shenzhen Art Museum and Library complex was awarded 1st prize, thus successfully winning the final round, which included designs by Steven Holl Architects and Mecanoo. Other contenders included teams of Chinese architects, as well as OMA (Rem Koolhaas) and Baumschlager Eberle. The design by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International consists of three elements, which together form an ensemble: an art museum, a library and archive, and in the middle a public space, the 'Culture Plaza'. The Museum of Modern Art has different-size spaces, in which art can be displayed across an exhibition area that covers approx. 15,000 m². The library, whose footprint, like that of the museum, measures 80 x 80 meters, features a four-storey reading room with approx. 1,000 desks. The international architects' competition for the cultural complex was held by Shenzhen Art Museum and Shenzhen Library.