Aedas create loop in the sky for new towers
Aerial bridge to connect Zhuhai development
Aedas has designed a sky bridge as part of a mixed-use development for the Hengqin CRCC Plaza in Zhuhai, China. Serving to link all four towers on the site, the signature bridge will provide outdoor terraces alongside office, retail and leisure facilities. Aside from the practical benefits offered by this extra space, the designers adopted the looped structure to symbolise integration, connection and communication.
The 200,000 sq m development includes a headquarters office tower and three leasable office towers, with the orientation of each building designed to take advantage of the site and surroundings. The two taller Grade-A office towers occupy the southeast and northeast corners, standing at road intersections with higher land values and better views. The retail podium sits alongside the main road, accompanied by a central atrium plaza and an outdoor amphitheatre. Extensive greening in the northwest corner is echoed by the landscaped plaza and roof garden, creating a three-dimensional vertical landscape for the future central business district.
The project is part of a plan to create a new economic zone around an entirely different bridge due to open later this year, which will connect Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau. This 39 km bridge-tunnel system is expected to encourage trade, creating a new city centre in Zhuhai. In addition to the CRCC Plaza, local projects include the Shizimen, Jiangjun Mt, and Da Heng Qin Mt tunnels, Hengqin Science Town, a wetland park development, an urban garden, landscape and business complex Hengqin Tianmu Qintai and the South China headquarters of China Everbright.
The Hengqin CRCC Plaza is planned for completion by 2022.
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Recent Zhuhai tenders can be viewed at the TenderStream archive, including the Hengqinwan Plaza, a commercial complex development, and Hengqin Science City