In 2019, MLA+ Architects participated in an international competition for Xinqiao Smart and Innovation City which is the first large scale urban renewal project in Shenzhen. As a key industrial city of Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, the project enjoys unique geographical advantages and extremely high development value, with intelligent manufacturing and innovative R&D as the core industrial elements. Xinqiao’s key development is about three innovative “bridges”. The proposal offers space for experiment and collaboration between R&D institutes and productive enterprises. Flexible modular development will offer potential suitable space to all kinds of companies in all stages. The bridges offer an industrial ecosystem where new ideas will be created.