Guangzhou Grand Tech Park is located in the northernmost part of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hongkong science and technology innovation corridor in the Greater Bay Area (GBA). It’s also in the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone which serves as a source of innovation in the GBA, and the heart of the CBD of industrial aggregation and commercial government. As a large-scale science and technology park project aiming for high-level talent innovation and entrepreneurship, it welcomes the world’s top 500 enterprises nearby and occupies a gross floor area of 300,000 square meters including business incubation, research and development, offices and supporting businesses. Having attracted worldwide attention, the Grand Tech Park has introduced the operation concept of “smart park” to combine ecological working style with scientific and technological life, create a Silicon Valley-like atmosphere and logic in work and life, and build an international community for settled enterprises and talents to work and live happily.
3rd Award- Global Future Design Awards 2020
Firm | Guangzhou Grand Tech Park Co., Ltd.
Architect/Designer | Erik
Category | Commercial Concept
Team | Gensler：Erik, Stephen, Tracy, Noelle, Kathy, Josh
Country | China
Photographer/Copyright | ©Guangzhou Grand Tech Park Co., Ltd.
The design team drew on the characteristics of mountains and terrain, and blended architectures with natural environment to maximize space and vision while guaranteeing necessary privacy. More importantly, the clear layout integrates all the buildings and embodied the position of the park. Buildings arranged orderly well integrate with natural environment, which creates the best visual effect. Wide space and varied height among buildings form a unique atmosphere of the science and technology park. The design values the interaction between people on the ground floor and the landscapes. An open form also enables people to view more in the park. Each building has a private and unique life and work spaces. Such a layout allows every building to have its own pick-up and drop-off areas, independent gardens and private views and public areas via which one can access to the bright, airy and clear circulation. Space design carries forward feelings, responsibilities and innovations. It embeds the invisible interaction between human and space into design details, and creates a sense of inevitability, which all contribute to an appealing and forward-looking of a high-quality science and technology park.
According to planned construction, logical building distribution, and elegant environmental layout, the Grand Tech Park focuses on brand positioning and development to create a unique ecological community that serves work and life in a full range. The project is more than a physical space, instead an incubation platform that inspires users, propels efficiency, increases communication, and creates more wonderful experiences for settled clients to achieve balance in life and work. The key strategy of design is community and diversity. It will bring more brand strategy construction and hotel-like intimate management into the hardware (architecture) and software (service) construction instead of functioning only as “a shared office”. The design team, project development and operation parties work together to create a diversified, international, open and energetic working space and ecological community.