Citizen Square and Local Government Center

The Volumetric and Envelope Design for the New District Citizen Square and Productivity Promotion Center in Hangzhou Bay aims to negotiate between a series of preestablished compositional, programmatic and technical considerations, while at the same time focus the attention in creating a unitary contemporary language, capable to incorporate the cultural and historical richness of the City with the climatic and performative opportunities of the site.


Specific attention is being put in orientations and sun protection, in understanding the roof as a fifth façade as seen from the towers of the project, in creating a unifying volume and fluid circulations through the central courtyard and across the different levels, in defining a representative materiality that nevertheless remains human and welcoming, and finally in maximizing natural ventilation and the continuous views to the surroundings that the curvilinear composition permits.



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+)


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