Huabang International Centre

Guangzhou, China

10 Design's vision is to create a new gateway in the Pazhou district, an important new CBD which will be developed to lead the City of Guangzhou into an international innovation and technology centre within the Greater Bay Area. This new emerging district will become a new home to many internationally renowned e-commerce giants like Tencent, Alibaba and Xiaomi.

This iconic destination is linked by a public skydeck, rising 134.5m in height above Pazhou. The sky deck towers are prominently situated with its north fronting along the simmering Zhujiang River, providing views to the CBD of the Haizhu district and the central axis of Guangzhou. One of the sky deck towers will be trade-marked as Huabang Headquarters, whilst the other tower will accommodate a five star hotel and serviced apartment, totaling approximately 145,000sqm GFA.

Huabang Holdings Groups Co. Ltd.
Office, Hotel, Retail
Site Area:
Office tower at 172m; Hotel tower at 150m
Architecture, CGI
Under Construction
The design team has created the sky deck into a signature urban statement - an elevated public space where one can enjoy a spectacular view across the river to the striking skyline of Guangzhou. The sky deck will provide a wide range of amenities for public enjoyment including al fresco dining, a city park, an observatory deck, and a city art gallery.
Beyond the sky deck is the ‘vertical green valley’, the inspiration of which unifies the two towers with a series of stepping green terraces cascading towards the sky deck, unifying the overall composition. The stepping terraces at the upper level then set the rhythm of the main facades of the two towers, allowing the vertical lines to be articulated in the face of the façade.

The Huabang International Centre will provide a vibrant and dynamic workplace and public destination to the internationally recognised Pazhou district.


Design Partner - Nick Cordingley
Project Partner - Edmond Lau

Architectural Team
Michael Grimshaw, Ken Xu, Bryan Diehl, Shuo Zhang, Gloria Yuen, Dan Narita, Colin Ashton, Raymond Chu, Ruoyu Wang, Muzhen Huang, Ray Lam, Sean Zhao, Zoe Song, Christy Li

CGI Team
Peter Alsterholm, Yasser Salomon, Henry Han, Laura Simonsen, Francisco Barrera


10 Design – Lead Design Architect
Guangzhou Design Institute – Local Architect
China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd. – Main Contractor
JANGHO – Façade Contractor
LPA – Lighting Design Consultant
PLACE – Landscape Consultant
RBS – Structural Engineer
WSP – MEP Engineer

Visualisations by Frontop

Video and photo courtesy of Huabang Holdings Group



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