Australian architectural studio Woods Bagot has won the international competition to design China Southern Airport City, a 400 hectare mixed-use development set on the Liuxi River in Guangzhou, China.
Amidst fierce competition from some of the world’s most admirable design houses such as Zaha Hadid and Airport de Pari with Paul Andreu, the win optimises Woods Bagot’s one global studio model and continued expertise across both urban design and aviation sectors.
Woods Bagot’s proposed masterplan exploits the potential of economic integration of functional elements against the aspiration for a transformational staff and visitor experience.
Set amongst natural settings, the plan will create a new international landmark in China for workplace culture.
The City design, which totals 3.8 million square meters will provide a gross floor area that equates in scale to just over 7 Sydney Barrangaroo’s , 1.5 Melbourne Docklands and 9 Perth City Links in development area.
The master plan will expand the airline’s traditional corporate headquarters to an urban scale, blending business and manufacturing uses with lifestyle and residential components.
This new active district will support China Southern Airlines’ brand and continued leadership as Asia’s largest airline.