Kingboard Holdings Limited has enlisted Ken Wai and Wei Li of Aedas to create the Nansha Kingboard Plaza Tower, a mixed-use development whose design is defined as an assemblage of stacking and rotating cubes that host numerous shops and office spaces on its base and residential units on the upper floors and becoming the new landmark in the free trade zone between Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Macao.
Nansha Kinboard Plaza has recently been awarded a 2022 International Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The design draws inspiration from the forceful character of the mountains in South Guangdong, with volumes stacked and rotated in sections, rendering an image of a classic ink painting scroll.
The building form goes well with morphology, allowing diversified silhouettes from different perspectives with the programmatically logical, weaved geometric blocks.
The design breaks up the building mass to form a zigzag layout which precludes blocking between the towers, maximizing view and natural light intake. It also creates a buffer zone between the architecture and the light rail track that runs along its west boundary to minimize noise impact.
The façade is made of simple horizontal sunshade shutters and double-layer glass curtain wall system.
The horizontal lines are merged with the twisted volume where elegant arcs emerge to create a layered visual experience.
The surrounding landscape is designed in a coherent linear architectural language.
Incorporating a series of green terraces, decks and water features, the landscape design also celebrates Nansha’s waterfront culture and provides abundant public green space for the residents.
The project has achieved China Green Building 2 stars. From different perspectives, this project exhibits different expressions of geometry.
All by doing a very simple geometrical interlocking thing. And such movement also creates a very interesting sky garden and infinite swimming pool. That’s also a contribution to the city and adds value to the whole complex.
Project: Nansha Kingboard Plaza
Lead Architects: Ken Wai and Wei Li
General Contractor: Kingboard Holdings Limited
Client: Kingboard Holdings Limited