10 Design has won its second competition in China in a month
The RMJM offshoot has won a competition to design a new 53,000m2 commercial hub for Zhuhai’s technology district.
The scheme includes spaces for high-tech start-ups and a series of gardens alongside offices and homes.
This win follows the practice’s success in an international competition for a huge mixed-use scheme in the centre of Zhuhai city.
10 Design saw off competition from fourteen practices including Gensler, NBBJ, and HAS Architects to win the job which features homes, shops, offices and leisure spaces arranged around a central plaza and interconnected gardens.
Miriam Au Yeung, partner at 10 Design, said: ‘We are thrilled to receive a second competition win so soon after winning The Core of Zhuhai City Heart in November 2015, a large scale mixed use urban rejuvenation development. Over the years, we have been very fortunate to contribute to the progressive change of Zhuhai. These include the 320m tall super high-rise Shizimen Tower in which St. Regis hotel is scheduled for opening on 30th June 2017; one of the world’s largest shopping malls, the 510,000m2 Summer International Retail Centre, and the award winning Shizimen Infinity Loop Bridge.’
Design partner Ted Givens, added: ‘The design is a fusion of iconic architecture and functional efficiency. The buildings are designed to house and incubate small start-up companies and future-proof planning allows for rapid expansion as needed. Civic rooms and gardens are placed around the site to build community and foster a culture of innovation and interaction.’