High Technology District Commercial Hub

Zhuhai, China
client: Huafa Group
type: SOHO office and corporate headquarters
area: G.F.A. 53,000 sqm; site area 19,538 sqm
service: architecture, masterplanning, CGI
award: Design Competition – 1st prize

IO’s recent competition win is the 53,000 sqm Zhuhai High Technology District Commercial Hub in the district of East Zhuhai, China. The client, Huafa Group, proposed a brief for a development that provides rich and dynamic social, professional, and personal experience for entrepreneurs and employees who can live and work within a SOHO (small office/home office) environment. This typology of commercial development is to greatly enhance the social and economic benefits for the high tech start-ups intended to invest in this new district.