the architecture masterprize announced the 2019 winners recently. tencent (wuhan) r&d center by gn (shanghai) architecture design office co. ltd. has been awarded in the architectural design - commercial architecture category.
the architecture masterprize was assembled by the farmani group, an organization curating and promoting art, design and architecture across the globe since 1985. the mission of the architecture masterprize (amp) is to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide.
as the first office building beside tangxun lake, the project needs to solve and alleviate the rapid iteration of demands and consequent conflicts via the design. the five-storey building covers a total construction area of 75,000 sqm. the plane is shaped by fold lines, which were used three times. the building is linearly stretched along the lake, creating more viewable angles of lake scenery. on each floor, maximized office area is supported by multiple vertical traffic cores. in this way, efficient communication and collaboration are achieved, along with intensive and flexible use of space.