A Hong Kong architecture firm, Aedas, won an award at the A’Design Award & Competition, a platform for design companies to sell their designs to sponsor companies, for its design of the Zhuhai Hengqin CRCC Plaza Project.
The project design won the award in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2018–2019.
According to a description provided by Aedas, the design was based on the culture of China Railway Construction Investment Group Co., Ltd (CRCC) and Hengqin.
Hengqin CRCC Plaza features a signature sky bridge, symbolizing “integration, connection and communication,” which links all four towers within the development, and offers office, retail and leisure facilities as well as outdoor terraces.
Aedas noted that two taller Grade-A office towers occupy the southeast and northeast corners of the site, standing at road intersections.
The retail podium sits along the main road, and there is a central atrium plaza and an outdoor amphitheatre.
The sky bridge integrates a retail podium loop with two glass elevators at the corners of the two super high-rise towers travelling from the retail ground floor to the office sky lobby.
The sky bridge will become a focal point for Zhuhai’s skyline, with the project set to be completed by December 2022.
The project – which commenced in September 2018 – sits in a prime area within the Hengqin New District, in close proximity to Cotai, Macau.
The project also won an Honorable Mention in the Architecture Category – New Commercial Building at the IDA International Design Awards 2018.
CRCC is a large state-owned holding company that is included in Hengqin’s Zone A1, which has been designated the ‘financial island’. LV