has announced the 5th annual China Design Excellence Awards (CDEA)
that celebrate China's best design and designers. Laguarda.Low
-designed OCT OH BAY
in the Bao’an District of Shenzhen has been awarded Honor Award (the highest rank in the award hierarchy) in Architecture| Commercial & Mixed-Use Category. Congratulations, Team!
CDEA Awards invited 18 notable regional leaders and 6 globally renowned experts to Jury the projects. It is a highly respected professional award within the industry and the winners represent design excellence in a global context. OCT Bao'an OH BAY’s forward-looking design plays a positive role in community development and pushes the envelope for the design of mix-use projects worldwide.
OCT Bao’an OH BAY
Award Category: Architecture| Commercial & Mixed Use
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.
About 2022 AIA CDEA Award
The AlA CDEA is one of the most respected programs in the architectural profession. The purpose of the CDEA program is to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievements of architects, clients, and consultants. Collectively they work to improve the built environment by shaping the quality of life through design excellence.