Hengqin International Financial Center

PrizeArchitectural Design of the Year, Winner in Architectural Design / Tall Buildings
Firm LocationHong Kong, Hong Kong
Design TeamKeith Griffiths, Andy Wen, Wang Dongwei, Yu Qianqian, Xia Yang
ClientZhuhai Huafa Urban Operation & Investment Holdings Co., Ltd

Adjacent to mountains, seas, and conveniently surrounded by four metropolises: Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, the Hengqin New District possesses powerful momentum for future development. The design is an attempt at embodying a convergence of energy in architectural form. The traditional totem of the dragon emerging from the sea, symbolic of new life breaking through the barriers of limit, flourishing endlessly, is a very fitting image for the project. Inspired by the shapes of the "Kowloon map", we seek to express the quality of speed, power, and vitality through architecture in an atmosphere of rising clouds. The location, sheer volume of the project, its programs, provide an excellent platform for design. This is an example of the contemporary Chinese architecture that reflects the current growth of country as well as the hopes and dreams for the future.