All images courtesy of Aedas
International firm Aedas has recently won a competition to design the Zhuhai Hengqin International Hi-tech Innovation Park located at Hengqin – one of the newly announced free trade zones in China. The project aims to become a nurturing ground for the hi-tech industry – creating an urban setting for startup and business entrepreneurs. Set on a vast plot of land, the scheme will consist of office spaces for business incubators, enterprise accelerators, research and development.
Additionally, headquarters supported by a one-stop service centrespublic technology platforms, conference and training centers, exhibition space along with retail and serviced apartments will also be incorporated to facilitate a simultaneous working, living community. Aedas’ proposal drew influence from the surrounding scenic beauty of Hengqin’s mountains and sea. the series of office towers reflect the outline of the mountains and seashore with curving and fluid edges. The layout is carefully planned to include a central park with a sunken plaza and water features.