Urban Oasis Breaks Ground in Zhuhai, China


On July 28th, Zhuhai Yuchengxin Technology Corporation broke ground on their latest mixed-use development, Hengqin Island, located in the cosmopolitan city of Zhuhai, in the Southern province of Guangdong, China. With dignitaries from the Zhuhai Government in attendance, the groundbreaking ceremony marked the construction of this 680,000 square feet development designed by GreenbergFarrow. Hengqin Island’s program will encompass luxury residential units, Class A office space, and high end retail which is set for completion by 2018.

GreenbergFarrow’s innovative design looks to perfectly balance the relationship between technology, sustainability and site location. This is accomplished by utilizing a system of terraces and overhangs that provide shading and green roofs throughout the entire design. This Urban Oasis most striking aspect is the one of a kind sky bridge, located roughly 200 feet in the air and will span the entire length of the site. This element was designed to be a “living bridge”, containing various amenities including a private club, infinity edge pool and observation deck, giving its occupants spectacular views of the entire island as well as nearby Macau. The underside of the bridge will have the latest in LED technology, allowing the bridge to uniquely display light shows and animations.

The project is divided into two sections, with lower height townhomes and retail scaled to meet the pedestrian traffic at the street level. The higher scale 325-feet tall towers will be set back from the street. These two sections will be linked with a connective tissue of inner courts, retail pavilions and a unique clubhouse building, all of which are wrapped in green landscaped areas. All three towers will have floor to ceiling glass to take full advantage of the spectacular views surrounding the site.

The project contains 335,0000 square-feet of residential program, 215,000 square-feet of office, and 130,000 square-feet of retail.

  • Total Development: 680,000 sf • Residential: 335,000 sf • Office: 215,000 sf • Retail: 130,000 sf • Total Height 325 ft • GreenbergFarrow Services: Architecture • Client: Zhuhai Yuchengxin Technology Corporation