Architizer, the world’s leading online platform for architecture, announced the winners of the 11th Annual A+ Awards. Two projects designed by Laguarda.Low -- Chengdu Co-Innovation & Cooperation Center and OCT Bao’an OH BAY -- were named Popular Choice Winners in the Office-High-rise category and Urban & Masterplan Category. Congratulations to the LLA team!
As the industry’s largest and most international awards program, Architizer’s A+Awards honors the best architecture and architectural spaces across the globe. LLA’s winning projects are both outstanding examples of harmony between architecture and the environment, reflecting the social responsibility of architects.
Chengdu Co-Innovation and Cooperation Center
Award Category: Office-High Rise (16+ Floors)
Emerging from the rigid urban grid of the surrounding blocks, the 150,000 sqm mixed-use project is a striking composition of multiple layers applied to a seemingly endless spiral. The ascending and descending halves of the spiral dance around the block, encircling the site with sensuous undulating forms. The two opposing crescents float around an elliptical oasis like Koi fish passing in a pond. The urban garden created within the crescents is contraposed to surrounding high-rise towers in a whimsical nod to the orthogonal grid in which it resides.
OCT Bao’an OH BAY
Award Category: Urban & Masterplan
As the top priority of the Greater Bay Area development strategy, Shenzhen and its coastal Bay area has become a hot spot for development. Under such a circumstance, Bao'an District joined hands with OCT Group to develop this multi-functional comprehensive project on the central axis of Bao'an’s Central District and the coastal leisure zone. OH BAY adheres to the concept of "international vision, original design, open and sharing, green ecology, intelligent technology, three-dimensional transportation”. The project represents Shenzhen's future innovative urban lifestyle and reflects the new generation concept of cultural tourism and commercial development.
At OH BAY, the design concept redefines the notion of “park.” LAGUARDA.LOW’s strategy challenged the traditional idea of a park as a separate, independent area devoid of commercial activity. Instead, the design organically integrates natural habitats with urban lifestyles. Its streamlined architectural posture, three-dimensional circulation, elaborate space, and open views complement the park ecosystem, city and nature, business and leisure functions, and achieve sustainable development. An ecological green belt runs through the east and west coasts, various forms of public plazas, promenades, lawns, and coastal natural landscape that seamlessly connect with the mixed-use complex, and use various sustainable green energy systems to create a new high-quality coastal resort integrating life, work, entertainment and leisure that reflects Shenzhen's urban spirit of development, innovation, vitality and diversity.
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