Zhuhai Huafa Plaza

Zhuhai, China
client: Huafa Group
type: retail, office, F&B
area: G.F.A. 399,000 sqm ; site area 62,800 sqm
service: architecture

The Huafa Plaza development amalgamates 3 key development sites within the new Hengqin District in Zhuhai.  It will accommodate over 300,000sqm of boutique retail, food and beverage facilities, and office space when built with expected construction completion in 2019.

The winning design consists of 3 high rise towers together with 3 boutique retail and F&B environments.

The tower volumes are set within a simple series of frames whose rhythm of fenestration reflects that of traditional Chinese window screens. Traditionally the screens were designed to frame views to internal courtyard gardens; however, in this case, they are designed at a super scale with the frames looking outward to Macau across the waterway.