Nanhai Cultural Center International Design Competition

About 90 teams worldwide submitted for the first stage prequalification and 5 teams were selected to enter the second stage design submission. The design proposal by PEI Architects in collaboration with Guangzhou HSArchitects was selected to be the winner of the project.

LOCATION: Guangzhou, Foshan City, China

CLIENT: Land Urban Construction and Water Conservancy Bureau of Nanhai District, Foshan City, Guangzhou, China

SIZE: 130,000 SQ.M

STATUS: Under Construction

CATEGORY: Cultural

The Nanhai Cultural Center total project size is 130,000 sq. meters, with 90,000 sq. meters above grade and 40,000 sq. meters below grade. The program for this cultural complex consists of a library, arts exhibition, science exhibition, and an urban development, as well as sports facilities, performance halls, juvenile activities, elder activities, comprehensive cultural activities, etc.

The project site is north-south 400 meter long, east-west 150 meter wide, facing the 2.2 km Qiandeng Lake Park scenery. Bounded by heavy traffic roads and subways in addition to bus station transit hubs, the design challenge is not merely the architectural building design, but also the urban fabric planning.

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