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.