Aedas’ triumphant scheme of Genzon Technology Innovation Center in Shenzhen’s Nanshan District of China encompasses offices that promote a new mode of working, luxury hotel facilities, and a bracing shopping experience. The project will be an important node on “Silicon Valley Avenue” connecting key areas of Shenzhen’s high-tech industries. Aedas Global Design Principal Dr. Andy Wen is assured to “create an architecture that anticipates the future through inheriting the urban spirit of Shenzhen as a Pilot Demonstration Area, on which a canvas amenable to high-tech industries development is laid out.”
Aedas won the Shenzhen Genzon Technology Innovation Center project competition
Premised on the Chinese idiom “flowers blooming with wealth”, which is unmistakably reflected in the architectural outline: the coiling volume echoes the Shenzhen flower bougainvillea. Given the bifurcated plot, the apartments and community-supporting functions are situated on the west side, while retail, office, and five-star hotels are perched on the east side.
The diverse functions in the east are distributed among four towers. While meeting the requirements for building height, the cross-shaped layout maximizes the view and provides sufficient public space. Apart from the circular podium, the four towers are as well seamlessly connected by a circular aerial bridge, which houses interactive spaces including an open-air restaurant and an infinity swimming pool. The bold building form establishes itself as an iconic city landmark as well as a vitality center in the innovation hub of Shenzhen.
“More than a building that serves a functional purpose, we hope it contains as well the spirit of the city. By the confection of form and function, Shenzhen Genzon Technology Innovation Center augurs prosperity for Shenzhen.” — Aedas Executive Director Dong Wei Wang
Visualization by Aedas