Aedas’ Shenzhen team has won a competition to design the Hengqin Science City Phase II Plot 2. Situated in the High-tech Industrial Zone in Hengqin Science City, the site is dedicated to the bio-medical industry, data centres and auxiliary facilities which is designed to be an innovative live-work-recreate community surrounded by green belts and parks.

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The project consists of eleven towers with offices, research and incubation centres, laboratories, data centres, residential apartments, exhibition spaces, retail and leisure facilities. The design grows from a ‘seed’ exhibition gallery sited on the west of the plot which is a gateway to the project. Data centres are strategically placed towards the north and close to the artificial intelligence and tech innovation district; while the bio-medical related facilities on the west are adjacent to the Chinese medicine research area. Residential towers are sited near the school.

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The ‘seed’ grows and expands throughout the site along a green corridor with retail, leisure, lifestyle and exhibition facilities. Parks and rooftop gardens on the corridor facilitate green living.

All building heights are carefully planned and arranged to create a beautiful skyline and maximise view. All the buildings enjoy excellent daylight and spatial layouts. The façade design is inspired by the veins of leaves, which also look like a digital matrix. This theme continues throughout the development to create a coherent style. Multi-level connections are designed to enhance connectivity and enhance circulation.

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Project: Hengqin Science City Phase II Plot 2
Location: Zhuhai, China
Involvement: Master Planner and Architectural Concept Designer
Client: Zhuhai Da Hengqin Science City Development and Management Co., Ltd.
Gross Floor Area: 988,488 sq m
Completion Year: 2021
Directors: Keith Griffiths and Kelvin Hu

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