Inspiring creative minds to imagine new things
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DETAILS

LocationGuangdong, China
ClientTencent
Size90 ha

Tencent Dachanwan, in the Qianhai Bay area, will be a model of science and technology that leads the future. Our vision is to provide common ground for nurturing creativity, innovation, and performance by connecting people in non-work environments. Our approach combines indoor and outdoor experience into a stimulating and complementary whole.

Tencent is a campus on the water — a peninsula set apart from the city whose dramatic skyline defines its sense of place. The water of Qianhai Bay is the connective tissue that binds various waterfront districts together: the city’s spiritual center. The campus’ gardens, pathways, plazas, and promenades lead people from their work space to the edge of the bay. The simple, natural character of the waterfront park contrasts with the dynamic architectural spaces that form the framework for the campus, establishing a place to interact with nature and admire the city skyline from afar.

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