With the recent design competition win of Huafa International Seafront Garden, 10 DESIGN celebrates the addition of their third major project in the Shizimen CBD, a new leading financial hub of Zhuhai, China. 10 DESIGN has contributed significantly with their projects totaling over 1 million sqm of GFA within the CBD alone and 8.8 million sqm of GFA throughout the city of Zhuhai.
Huafa International Seafront Garden provides 376,000 sqm of mixed use accommodation, spanning across 3 sites and stretching 600m along Nanwan Road – one of the major boulevards leading to the upcoming Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. When complete in 2022, International Seafront Garden will provide one of the longest and most vibrant retail main streets in Zhuhai.
Huafa Group’s vision for International Seafront Garden is to forge a vibrant urban community by forming a connective tissue between the development and the client’s adjacent properties, also designed by 10 DESIGN. Miriam Auyeung, Partner at 10 DESIGN said: “The heart of the development is a large square that expands the existing central plaza directly across the main road where Zhuhai International CEC is situated.
The large square is further defined by two 190 m tall gateway office towers, marking the core of the masterplan. Alongside the large square is a series of more open and inviting hardscape spaces. This vibrant street frontage extends all the way to the west, where Huafa International Coast is located.” The design concept for the development is also influenced by the adjacent Zhuhai International CEC.
The large scale urban design concept moves from the rippling ocean, to its undulating interpretation for the convention centre, and ultimately to the light floating forms of the development. Ted Givens, Design Partner at 10 DESIGN explained: “A serpentine bridge floats across the three sites, unifying the geometry. The bridge is composed of a series of organic canopies that create a dynamic skyline, and help draw people to the upper floors of the F&B retail.
The bridge bends down to the ground on the far ends of the site further enhancing connectivity and creating an arc across the main façade.” The retail zones are interwoven with dynamic outdoor courtyard spaces that are inspired by and support Zhuhai’s culture of outdoor living. Above the retail, residential towers command unobstructed sea views and are interwoven with the podium through a series of vibrant gardens.
The heights of the 8 high-rise towers of the development are varied to create a dramatic skyline. The towers become an elegant compliment to the vibrant community spaces below. Huafa International Seafront Garden will strengthen the character of the existing neighbourhood and will provide a vibrant retail destination for the wider Wanzai District. Source by 10 Design.
- Location: Zhuhai, China
- Architect: 10 Design
- Design Partner: Ted Givens
- Partner: Miriam Auyeung
- Director – Retail: Chin Yong Ng
- Design Director: Peby Pratama
- Project Team: Yushan Wu, Ewa Koter, Hafsa Siddique, Dian Feng, Inigo Arrotegui, Kenton Sin, Mujung Kang, Sannie Yip, Violette Chen, Yan Liu, Alfred Mak, Erin Park and Ruizhao Zhang
- Client: Huafa Group
- Site Area: 70,276 sqm
- GFA Total: 376,258 sqm
- Height: highest tower at 190m
- Completion: 2022
- Images: Courtesy of 10 Design
Article by Marco Rinaldi