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The next generation of architecture in Asia + New building technologies

MCI (P) 070/12/2017


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Heartfelt thanks to all BCI Asia Researchers who took the time to discuss upcoming projects with architects and collect relevant materials, and to the sales team who made Technologies@18 a rich reference on the latest building technologies. We are also grateful to the following key architecture firms that have shared their valuable design ideas through the projects published in this yearbook. 10 DESIGN Aboday Aedas Akitek Akiprima Sdn Bhd Alinco Ltd. Andyrahman Architect APA Design and Consultants Co, Ltd Archetype Group Archetype Thailand Arcplus Group (Int’l) Co., Ltd. BW Lim International Sdn Bhd CPG Consultants Pte Ltd DLN GDAD Gooseberry Design Co, Ltd HANDStudio – Habulan and Ngo Design Studio Co Hepta Desain Ho Thieu Tri Architect and Associates | HTT Group Jose Siao Ling & Associates

keendesignstudio LABO. Levendig LPPA Design Group Ong&Ong Co., Ltd Palmer & Turner (Thailand) Ltd PDW Architects Plan ADD Viet Nam Co.Ltd PT Je Feriasthama PT Urbane Indonesia RAD+ar RCAB RSP Architects Planners and Engineers (Vietnam) Co.,Ltd SAA Architects Pte Ltd SWA Vietnam Co., Ltd Tandem Architects (2001) Co, Ltd The Beaumont Partners Co, Ltd TWS & Partners

My gratitude to the team that contributed to the production of this book: Anton Adianto; Candice Lim; Carissa Kwok; Joanna Sze; Lim Yi Zuo; as well as Hans Lim and Rachel Chew of Nie O One Design. Last but not least, to BCI Asia Chief Executive Officer Robert Krups and BCI Chairman Matthias Krups for their leadership and support.

INTRODUCTION Asia’s construction sector is projected to expand at an annual average of 4.6 per cent between 2018 and 2026, the third quickest globally1. Increase in urbanisation, investment, government and consumer spending is set to double in the next decade across ASEAN economies, which will boost infrastructure development in the building and construction industry. Almost all ASEAN countries are expected to raise their budgets for infrastructure in the next five years, including Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. More broadly, an estimated USD26 trillion (SGD34 trillion) may be spent on infrastructure projects in Asia within the next 15 years2. Going forward, the alignment of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and governments’ infrastructure spending plans will support strong growth across Asia’s construction markets. Although the BRI projects may face implementation challenges as they enter construction stages due to issues such as regulatory, financing and logistical difficulties, it will remain one of the biggest growth drivers across regional markets. The establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will also enhance financing support for infrastructure projects. Architecture@18 showcases projects from mixed-use developments in China, schools in Indonesia and offices in the Philippines to hotels in Thailand and residences in Vietnam. The yearbook serves as a valuable source of information for building professionals who would like to be updated on recent building projects and latest industry trends in the Asia-Pacific region. Clara Chiang Senior Editor 1 2

BMI Research (http://www.infrastructure-insight.com/industry-trend-analysis-key-themes-asia-infrastructure-2018-jan-2018) The Straits Times (http://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/a-key-role-in-developing-financing-projects-in-asia)


ARCHITECTURE@ YEARBOOK SERIES GET CLOSE TO THE PULSE OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN ASIA The Architecture@ yearbook offers insight into how city skylines and urban landscapes are set to change by featuring future projects in the region. Each yearbook showcases projects that are going to be constructed in the following year, selected from more than 100,000 future projects reported by BCI researchers. Besides projects, the yearbook also features building technologies that enable architecture to evolve rapidly, providing a reference guide of creative and intelligent solutions for architects, engineers and developers. The inaugural yearbook, Architecture@07, was published in mid-2006 with 10,000 copies. Since then, the yearbook’s print run has risen steadily but BCI has maintained its commitment to circulate half the print run directly to leading architects and property developers identified in its research database. No architectural library is complete without the Architecture@ yearbook.


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ZHUHAI HUAFA PLAZA

10 DESIGN has been appointed as the lead design architect for this landmark mixeduse development in Hengqin, following an international design competition. The winning design consists of three high-rise towers together with three boutique retail and F&B environments.

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The Huafa Plaza development amalgamates three key development sites within the new Hengqin District in Zhuhai. It will accommodate over 300,000 square metres of boutique retail, food and beverage facilities, and office spaces when its construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

Project Name Zhuhai Huafa Plaza Location Zhuhai, China Client Huafa Group Architecture Firm 10 DESIGN Principal Architects Gordon Affleck; Miriam Auyeung Site Area 62,800 square metres Gross Floor Area 399,000 square metres Building Height (metres) 3 towers: 130, 180 and 250 Construction Start Date Q1 2018 Scheduled Completion Date 2019

Gordon Affleck, Design Partner at 10 DESIGN, said, “It is important that the development addresses the waterfront location and the park along the shoreline. So, the creation of intimate ground-level spaces and garden courtyards in lieu of a traditional mall was key to the success of the master plan.” At ground level, Affleck designed a series of garden courtyards and layered planted terraces that stagger along the esplanade to maximise the open views to the waterfront. Large sculptural canopies provide cover to the terraces while creating a series of more intimate spaces at low level, acting as a buffer between the human scale of the landscaped courtyards and the urban scale of the surrounding towers. At high level, each of the tall towers is made up of three distinct vertical volumes that rise and slide past one another, creating a simple but elegant layered form topped by a series of cascading terraces. The undulating height of the three slabs breaks up not only the scale of the towers, but also helps in layering the skyline. Elevated amenity spaces are provided by raised terraces and roof gardens. These terraces ensure that all occupants have access to the panoramic views across the Pearl River Delta to Macau, as well as the south, east and north, while also providing mountain views to the west. The tower volumes are set within a simple series of frames in which the rhythm of fenestration reflects that of traditional Chinese window screens. Traditionally, the screens were designed to frame views to internal courtyard gardens. However, in this case, they are designed at a super scale with the frames looking outward to Macau across the waterway.

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Miriam Auyeung, Partner at 10 DESIGN, claimed, “When Huafa Plaza opens, it will become one of the most dynamic destinations on Hengqin Island, offering vibrant retail environments, waterfront F&B facilities and office spaces surrounded by green clusters of gardens and terraces.”

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