Professional Award -- GOLD
Design of Architecture Construction
HGD Headquarters – by Cosmos Architecture
The project consist in the design for a new production base which is going to have among other functions: offices, staff residences and factories buildings. Schemes design process consist in define clearly the areas of production and the ones for support and management. The whole project stand on a podium that has several shared spaces for the workers and allows the direct connection between the buildings thanks to bridges and ramps.
The facades are designed with metallic profiles that give a shading effect using different distances between them and defining so the production volumes.
The facades without the metallic profiles use the concept of the “light box” and they are made with U-Glass; in these case they correspond to the offices and managing areas.
Under every “light cube” the architects subtracted a volume from the podium to make entrances.
The total area of the project is around 60,000sqm. The new development is going to be a new landmark for the city of Guangdong and a icon for the company brand.
Cosmos Architecture is an international architecture practice based in Milan, Madrid and Shanghai.
Today, the studio is composed of several architects, urban planners, landscape and interior designers of 7 different nationalities.
Cosmos Architecture`s principle is the collective conception. From the very beginning, the practice believes in the virtues of exchange, crossing ideas, common effort, shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Cosmos Architecture believes in a socially engaged architecture. This approach is nourished by the numerous worldwide achievements made over the last year, and by a constant attention to the quality of the spaces and new uses.
Cosmos Architecture wants to involve architects and artists of different generations and nationalities, in order to question every scale of the architectural practice. Open to architects, urban planners, landscape designers, artists, writers, philosophers, etc., Cosmos architecture is a think tank for urban, architectural and artistic reflections.