Hong Kong-based architecture firm 10 Design has won a design competition for a major project within the Shizimen central business district, a fledgling financial centre located in the Chinese city of Zhuhai. The practice has already worked up a track record of success in the city, having designed nearly nine million square metres of gross floor area throughout Zhuhai. The mixed-use Huafa International Seafront Garden development will be the next feather in 10 Design's cap.

Huafa International Seafront Garden, image via 10 Design

The 376,000-square-metre project will span across three city blocks along Nanwan Road, a major travel corridor with access to the forthcoming Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Developer Huafa Group is positioning the project as a new urban community that will form a "connective tissue" with their adjacent properties, which also boast modern architecture by 10 Design.

Huafa International Seafront Garden, image via 10 Design

At the heart of the proposal is a large square that extends the existing central plaza across the main road to the Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Two 190-metre-tall office towers act as a gateway to the site. A serpentine bridge, which includes "organic canopies," unifies the three blocks, and helps direct people to the upper floors of the retail component.

Huafa International Seafront Garden, image via 10 Design

The retail program is punctuated by courtyard spaces that reflect Zhuhai's affinity for outdoor living. The residential floors above are oriented to maximize sea views and vary in height to create a mountainous skyline. Huafa Group hopes to complete International Seafront Garden by 2022.

Huafa International Seafront Garden, image via 10 Design

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