Woods Bagot has won the competition to design China Southern Airport City, a 400 hectare mixed-use district to support China Southern Airlines.
Located on the Liuxi River in Guangzhou, China, the new district will contain two wing-shaped parcels bisected by a major highway.
Richard Marshall, joint CEO, Woods Bagot, said: “China Southern Airlines’ vision for a new district that embodies its global leadership and supports ongoing innovation afforded an opportunity to really advance our thinking about the connections between economy, ecology and culture.”
A central precinct contains Southern Airlines University, an executive complex including offices, a five-star hotel and VIP club overlooking an expansive lake.
Manufacturing, operations and research facilities form a second precinct to the northwest while residential and lifestyle neighbourhoods are contained along the riverfront.
Restoration zones, including a new freshwater wetlands and necklace of lakes, are used to cleanse stormwater and repair the site ecology.