Aedas and Huayi Design win Shenzhen Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone

Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong

Located along the Shenzhen River (Sham Chun River), a natural border between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the 3,870,000 sq m Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone at the Lok Ma Chau Loop (LMC Loop).

The project comprises a 3,000,000 sq m Shenzhen Campus on the northern bank and a 870,000 sq m Hong Kong Campus on the sourthern bank. Highlighted in the recently released Policy Address by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive and echoing China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, the development of the LMC Loop is a joint study between Shenzhen and Hong Kong to meet future developments needs of the two cities.

The goal is to create a unique innovation platform in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. In joint venture with Huayi Design, Aedas recently won the design competition for a pioneering project at the East Wing of the Shenzhen Campus of the Cooperation Zone.

The project occupies a prominent site at the heart of the Cooperation Zone. It enjoys great proximity to both the Futian Port and the New Huanggang Port (where Aedas also served as the lead architect) and unobstructed views towards the Hong Kong Campus and the wetland beyond.

Comprised of an iconic Grade-A office Tower, two high-rise residential buildings and a shopping center podium, the 260,000 sq m complex aims to create an international business environment that is conducive to technological entrepreneurship, and a leading lifestyle centre that promotes live-work balance.

The layout of the three towers are measured to maximise landscape view, where the office tower is located on the plot’s east side, across the Huanggang port, while the north side houses the rest of components. As a gateway landmark, the project includes features of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and seeks to promote talent integration from both places. Source by Aedas.

  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Architect: Aedas with Huayi Design
  • Aedas Lead Designers: Leo Liu, Keith Griffiths
  • Huayi Lead Designers: Xi Xia, Lei Zhang
  • Client: Shenzhen – Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone Development Co., Ltd. (SH-STIC)
  • Gross Floor Area: 264, 750 sq m
  • Completion Year: 2025
  • Images: Courtesy of Aedas