Zaha Hadid Architects’ Infinitus Plaza won the Luban Prize
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The China Construction Industry Association awarded the Luban Prize to Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza which was designed and completed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The award is the highest honor for architecture, engineering and construction quality in the country. Established in 1987, the Luban Prize is organized and presented every two years with the winners selected for their exclusive high standards of architectural engineering and construction, technological innovation and energy conservation according to Zaha Hadid Architects LinkedIn page.
As quoted by Zaha Hadid Architects, the Luban Prize jury stated that “Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza has advanced engineering design, spatial composition, technological innovation, sustainable considerations and overall quality, presenting another excellent building for Guangzhou.”
Zaha Hadid Architects’ design approach to this project will make you feel like you have seen it all in architecture. But you just wait, because there are more on the way coming from such an inventive architectural firm, more that will continue to communicate the exclusive language of aesthetic architecture. Following the idea of integrating workspaces that will encourage connectivity, creativity and entrepreneurship, inclusion of health research facilities, safety assessment labs and learning centers for conference and exhibitions, Zaha Hadid Architects created Infinitus Plaza, a new global headquarters of Infinitus China.
The aesthetic structures was completed in form of two buildings that is interconnected at multiple levels on a site area of about 45,280m2, gross floor area of 185,643sqm and height of 35 meters (115 feet), collaborating workspaces that are spread across eight stories, designed to be healthier and more adaptive to new ways of working. The entire project comprises a series of ‘Infinite Rings’ that encourage interaction and communication between all departments.
In the shape of an infinity symbol, situated in the middle of Guangzhou’s humid subtropical monsoon climate, the Infinitus Plaza was designed and constructed to LEED gold certification which is equivalent to the 3-stars of China’s green building program with its life cycle carbon emissions calculated at 15.3% embodied carbon and at 84.7% operational carbon emissions and 25,088.33 tons of recycled materials was used in its construction.
Edited by MJ Buildace Magazine