Lead8, the international award-winning design firm, is proud to announce it has recently won the international competition bid for the Hubei Coordination Urban Renewal Project in Shenzhen.
Appointed by China Resources Land (CRL), Lead8 is delivering the overall retail planning and retail architecture design for the A1-A4 plots of the scheme’s Eastern District. Providing cultural, commercial, tourism and real estate opportunities, the project is set to become a major urban complex for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Located in Hubei, the ‘Golden Triangle’ financial and commercial circle of Luohu District, Shenzhen, the Hubei Coordination Urban Renewal Project is one of the most significant schemes for the city’s pilot demonstration area and the Greater Bay Area. As the birthplace of Shenzhen, the Hubei area is considered a significantly challenging high-density site to carry out the renewal scheme. The project brief calls for a purposeful design to inject new vitality and transform a 500-year-old village into a new generation living centre, while protecting the historical culture of the site.
The scheme occupies over 400,000 sqm, with the A1-A4 plots of the Eastern District comprising residential, office, commercial and serviced apartments. While transforming the site into a prominent commercial hub, the design will inherit the historical context and humanities and arts positioning of the site. Benefiting from a transit-oriented approach, the scheme directly connects to five subway stations and will create active urban spaces integrated with multiple functions to attract visitors with its diverse offerings and experiences.
“Lead8 is honoured to have been entrusted by China Resources Land to deliver numerous high-profile projects. We are pleased to collaborate with CRL once again in Shenzhen to deliver one of the largest urban renewal schemes in the city. With its unique background, Hubei is an exciting opportunity for us as designers to explore historic culture within a modern context. Our team at Lead8 is committed to maintaining the balance between the regeneration and protection of the Old Hubei Village,” said Simon Chua, Co Founder & Executive Director.
The Hubei Coordination Urban Renewal Project showcases the expanding portfolio between Lead8 and China Resources Land, following the completion of the award-winning MixC Shenzhen Bay, the recently opened MixC Jinan and developing projects such as Hangzhou Centre and MixC Nanjing.