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What we do / Architecture / Mixed use / Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District
31 May 2023
Hangzhou Qianjiang Century City Riverfront Digital Industrial Park recognised at Architizer A+ Awards 2023

We are pleased to announce that Aedas-designed Hangzhou Qianjiang Century City Riverfront Digital Industrial Park has received Special Mention of Unbuilt Commercial category at Architizer A+ Awards 2023. This feat highlights our dedication to creating world-class design solutions that are tailored to the needs of cities and communities around the world.

Jointly-designed by Aedas and Zhejiang Province Institute of Architectural Design and Research (ZIAD), the park is designed to become the new icon of the area. Located in the core area of Hangzhou Qianjiang Century City, the project is endowed with convenient transportation network. Concentrated with commercial activities, the site will be a key component in establishing the district as the future center of civic activity and commercial consumption.

With a total area of approximately 90,000 sq m, the long and narrow site is divided into several scattered plots of different shapes along the river. ‘The design integrates them through a consistent design language, creating a diverse and accessible development that blends in with the natural landscape. Taking into consideration the cultural and environmental factors, the design realises the metaphor of river ripples, and creates a new landmark in Hangzhou. The overall layout extends south along the river, in which the rippling outline ties together the three plots.’ – Aedas Executive Director Wei Li.

Through double-skin façade, hydrophilic platforms, steps and setbacks, the design blurs boundaries between the architecture and its surroundings, while elevating the space’s commercial value. The added public green area echoes the waterscape and riverside green belt, creating a porous and pleasant waterfront space.

The Architizer A+ Awards is one of the world’s largest and most democratic architectural awards. The awards celebrate the extraordinary work of designers in over 80 countries worldwide and honour the year’s best buildings and spaces. The Architizer A+ Awards also highlight the transformative power of architecture and recognise the work of pioneering firms which strive to improve the built environment for future generations.