Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won a contract to redesign the port of Huanggang in China’s eastern Hubei Province into a science and technology corridor.
The 1.7 sq km project was previously home to car parks and cargo areas and will be converted into a national centre for technology innovation.
The project will specialise on microelectronics, material development, artificial intelligence, robotics, and medical sciences.
Huanggang Port Area will be split between three interconnected districts: the port hub, a collaborative innovation area and port living zone.
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The existing port management area and public transport interchange will be redeveloped as the port hub district with administrative offices and hotels for visiting scientists and researchers. Â
The former cargo area will become the collaborative innovation area, containing scientific research centres, laboratories and a conference centre.
The port living district will house residential developments, schools, recreational facilities, shops and restaurants.
A central spine will connect the three districts, and to two public spaces, a civic plaza which will be based at Fulin metro station in the development’s north east and a public square located in the centre of the administrative hub at the Huanggang interchange in the south west.
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A green belt of park and wetlands will link the project to the Shenzhen River.
The development be a focal point of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Corridor, a 180km route covering 11,000 sq km which aims to become China’s Silicone Valley.
ZHA has designed another project for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Corridor, the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum.
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