Huafa New Town, Phase 6 119
Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China
Situated along the Gongbei Customs Building
At the northwest edge of the development,
by a steel structure. Deriving its ﬂ uid form
34 acres / 14 hectares
at the juncture of the future Zhuhai-Hong
two 30-story apartment towers feature
from tree trunks and leaves, the canopy’s
Kong-Macau transportation interchange, this
prime orientations for spectacular garden
web provides a sculptural focal point while
retail and luxury residential development is a
views. Connections to the retail mall and other
shielding shoppers from the elements.
vital part of the Huafa New Town International
amenities provide residents with a distinctly
Annual EUI: 60 kBTU / sf / yr
Lifestyle Community. The prestigious location
urban and sophisticated experience.
8% below ASHRAE 2007
gives the development a distinct public image.
advantage of the region’s prevailing winds and The entire commercial complex is part of a
to maximize natural ventilation. A subtle lift
A 645,000-sq.-ft. shopping mall, including a
looped sequence of retail spaces that share
at the mall’s southern edge helps capture the
theater, supermarket and department store,
ﬂ uid massing silhouettes, ambiguous indoor-
anchors the development’s west end, while
outdoor transitions and seamless circulation.
the east end features a 270,000-sq.-ft. spa
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center. A 160,000-sq.-ft. promenade spans
Fully integrated with the internal retail street,
the area between, weaving together the
the outdoor greenery and waterfront provide
anchor stores, greenery and waterfront.
visitors with scenic views and shelter from the elements. Linked by pedestrian bridges
The facade’s different elevations feature
on the second story, the individual structures
an integrated composition of elements
provide a variety of indoor and outdoor
ranging from storefronts and feature walls to
advertising boards and multimedia screens.
◄ retail street
The design orients the development to take
With a palette of glass ﬁber-reinforced
A 1,115-foot-long street canopy
concrete, glazing and metallic detailing, the
hovering 65 feet above the ground is
vibrant retail street maintains an intimate,
clad with a lightweight ETFE (ethylene
tetraﬂ uoroethylene) membrane supported
Co. served as the local partner for the project.
2015 design annual
3 million sq. ft. / 280,000 sq. m.