Citizen Square and Local Government Center

The New District Citizen Square and Productivity Promotion Center is a group of buildings that concentrate the public services of the urban area of Hangzhou Bay. With a pre-established programmatic composition, the project focuses on creating a unitary contemporary language capable of integrating the cultural and landscape richness of the place with the energy efficiency opportunities it offers. The design is organized around a large landscaped and equipped central courtyard that connects the different buildings, programs and levels, defining a cozy scale and a gently curvilinear geometry that intensifies the perception of the landscape and favors natural ventilation. This scheme was chosen for the development of the final project.



client: Local Government of Hangzhou Bay

location: Hanzhou Bay, China

program: Administrative Offices, Conference Halls, Civic Center, Officers Dorms and Services, Central Staff Services

area: 187.630 m2

status: International Competition


ARCHITECTURE: Ábalos + Sentkiewicz (AS+)
Project Directors: Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz (AS+)
Collaborators: Alejandra Salvador, Eduardo López
Local Architecture Collaborator: Linxue Li (ATELIER L+)