Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
Establishing a new city center
Historically, Hangzhou’s municipal government and cultural core was located northeast of the famous West Lake, in an area that has been continuously inhabited for over two thousand years. In the early aughts, following decades of significant growth south of the Qiantang River, the city developed a master plan for a new city center along the riverfront.
The Qianjiang New City development relocated the city government to this area, and spurred the creation of a vibrant new district with cultural venues, parks, a Grand Theater, and International Conference Center. GT Land Plaza is a foundational and central project in this plan; its architecture brings together the city’s future-oriented growth, and the most enduring and beloved qualities of old Hangzhou.