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Xizi Wisdom Industrial Park

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationHangzhou, China
Project locationHangzhou, China
CompanyGOA (Group of Architects)
Lead ArchitectLING Jian
Design TeamCHEN Ji, QIAN Yanhui, ZHU Yao, LI Hong, LIU Dake, CHEN Yun
ClientXIZI UHC

The renovation of Hangzhou Boiler Factory sparked the development of Xizi Wisdom Park. The challenge is to avoid homogenization and suburbanization of large-scale industrial parks and restore urbanity to the area while preserving the old industrial reminiscence. Thus, infusing urban vitality into a suburban industrial park becomes a critical issue. Taking a clustering approach for the master plan, GOA proposes that the renovation should provide a container for industries and integrate multiple functionalities to form a comprehensive community with appropriate scale and moderate density.