GDS Architects

GDS Architects

Pasadena, CA


GDS Architects Complete Design of 22 Hectare Mixed-Use Science & Technology Park in Zhengzhou

By Michael Collins
Aug 31, '13 1:04 PM EST

Creating a New Paradigm for Science & Technology Park in China

Pasadena, Calif., August 28, 2013 – GDS Architects has just recently completed a comprehensive Masterplan and Concept Design for a 22 Hectare Mixed-use Science and Technology Park in the heart of Jinshui City, located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China.

Rather than create a typical industrial base Science and Technology Park that isolates itself from the city behind a layer of secure gates out of sight , GDS looked to turn the Park inside out and think of the site as a comprehensive Mixed-Use project that fosters a true, Live, Work and Play environment while transforming the site into a Regional destination. Surrounded by ample water and generous landscaping amenities the 815,000 sm Project will include the following

  • Nine 11-story Technology Based Office Towers and Podium Incubators
  • Seven 12-story Residential Towers and Community Facilities
  • 22-Story 570-key Atrium Hotel and Banquet Center
  • 170,000 sm Retail Entertainment Center and Waterfront Promenade
  • Convention and Exhibit Center
  • Parks, Plazas and Marina

Charles Wee, AIA, GDS Principal says, "We are very pleased with the overwhelming support and praise of our design from both our client and government officials and see this as an excellent opportunity to create a signature Mixed-Use destination in this part of China." The proposed design by GDS seeks to develop a sense of community that will attract, inspire and nurture innovative and creative knowledge based enterprises while providing a much needed civic amenity to the surrounding area.

The GDS design team includes Charles Wee-Design Principle, Michael Collins-Director, Peter Lee
GDS Korea: Jae Young Jang, Yong Won Sohn and Min Wook Kang, Grace Park

Founded in 1997, GDS Architects is a design and planning firm with offices in Pasadena, Seoul and Taipei. The firm designs large scale, mixed-use commercial projects and high-rise residential, as well as master planned cities. Flagship projects include the 450 meter tall Tower Infinity Observation Tower, AID Sea Colony, Central Star Towers, Centum Star Towers, Tripolis Kolon Towers and Centum City Masterplan in Busan.

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