Hengqin International Financial Center

Novum Design Award

Architectural Design Category



Project Title

Hengqin International Financial Center

Project Function

Mixed-use (Retail, Conference, Office, Apartment)

Project Location

China, Zhuhai

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Team Members

Dr. Andy Wen, Keith Griffiths, Dongwei Wang, Zhe Bao, Chuanyuan Zhou

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Project Description

Hengqin International Financial Center is an iconic 339-metres tower, which stands at the estuary of the Pearl River and overlooking Macau just across the waters. The spirally rising volume invokes the Chinese myth of flood dragons emerging from the sea – a perfect metaphor for the strength and power of the region.

Hengqin International Financial Center is located in Hengqin financial island and is classified as comprehensive mix-used land. The project is planned to include Grade A office, conference, exhibition amenities, business apartment and commercial services.

Inspired by "The Nine Dragons", a famous stroll of Chinese painting from the Song Dynasty, the design embodies the convergence of energy in the architectural form. The traditional totem of the dragon emerging from the sea symbolises new life breaking through the barriers and ceaselessly flourishing into an imposing power. With four vertical blocks shooting up to the sky and merging into the building, the tower itself also becomes a symbol of talents and resources congregating at Hengqin to create a new metropolis in the Greater Bay Area.

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Image Credits

CreatAR Images, Huafa Group & SeilaoJiong

Hengqin International Financial Center


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