In November 2015, IO won an international open competition for one of the most prominent sites in southern China, The Core of Zhuhai City Heart.
The Core of Zhuhai City Heart is a large urban mixed use development of GFA 1.4 million sqm located in Jida District. This is one of the prime areas where the Zhuhai Municipality has major development plans for in preparation for the completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge by Q4 2017.
IO’s winning design approach introduced a central plaza and a series of interconnected garden spaces throughout the sites to succinctly unify the development and provide unique and lively spaces activated by retail and F&B, allowing much needed open space for the area. This way, the design embraces a holistic mixed use centre, where residential, commercial, and leisure seamlessly weave into the urban setting rather than in segregations.