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What we do / Architecture / Mixed use / Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District
05 December 2022
Chengdu Hyperlane wins World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce that Aedas-designed Chengdu Hyperlane is awarded Category Winner of WAF Future Project: Leisure Led Development category at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2022. Among hundreds of submitted projects and 11 shortlisted winners under the same category, Chengdu Hyperlane has topped competition and received the recognisation of its design excellence at an international renowned platform.

In collaboration with ASPECT and BPI, Aedas designs the 2.4km long Hyperlane Park brimming with social, retail and creative space– the future of mixed-use development. Located on the Northern axis of Chengdu's urban centre, Hyperlane Park consists of 12 plots, spanned across the sky garden corridor, overlooking the city and project entrances. Designed as a 2.4 km continuous urban landscaped corridor, the sky walkway is a leisure space that cultivates a live-work dynamic.

The main portion of the development is allocated to a variety of businesses and functions such as retail, residential and creative space. The creative space can be transformed to skate parks, interactive art installations or performance space that appeals to people of all ages to enrich the public green corridor. The Hyperlane Park features an amphitheatre which is accessible to everyone in the city. The theatre is located directly across the main entrance of a music conservatory campus. The amphitheatre faces the bustling neighbourhood with the main stage directly behind.

A successful piece of architecture not only creates a dialogue between the city and its people but also organically integrates into the city to cultivate natural synergy. The project is proximal to a music conservatory to its North. Residential and educational developments envelop the surrounding neighbourhood. Inspired by syllabic rhythms and sounds, the design team fosters this musical motif through six different groups of architectural forms and facade lines. The fluid layout of the design grants the building unity with its surrounding textures to highlight the project's harmonious blend with its community.

“We believe that this accelerated shift from real-life to online social interactions has an immense impact on spatial design in commercial developments. Social spaces must be designed with the health and safety of the community first in mind, while also promoting an inviting environment.” – Aedas Global Design Principal, Dr. Andy Wen.

Launched in 2008, the World Architecture Festival has been bringing the global architecture community together in different cities around the world for over a decade. By winning this globally-renowned prize you will prove to the industry that your practice is the best in its field enabling you to win more work and be seen as a world leader in design. It is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live presentations and judging, global networking, a 495-project strong gallery and an international product exhibition.