Lead8 wins international Urban Renewal Competition
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Hong Kong – Lead8 announced it has recently won the international competition bid for the Hubei Coordination Urban Renewal Project in Shenzhen. Appointed by China Resources Land (CRL), Lead8 is delivering the overall retail planning and retail architecture design for the A1-A4 plots of the scheme’s Eastern District. Providing cultural, commercial, tourism and real estate opportunities, the project is set to become a major urban complex for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Located in Hubei, the ‘Golden Triangle’ financial and commercial circle of Luohu District, Shenzhen, the Hubei Coordination Urban Renewal Project is one of the most significant schemes for the city’s pilot demonstration area and the Greater Bay Area. As the birthplace of Shenzhen, the Hubei area is considered a significantly challenging high-density site to carry out the renewal scheme. The project brief calls for a purposeful design to inject new vitality and transform a 500-year-old village into a new generation living centre, while protecting the historical culture of the site.

The scheme occupies over 400,000 square metres, with the A1-A4 plots of the Eastern District comprising residential, office, commercial and serviced apartments. While transforming the site into a prominent commercial hub, the design will inherit the historical context and humanities and arts positioning of the site. Benefiting from a transit-oriented approach, the scheme directly connects to five subway stations and will create active urban spaces integrated with multiple functions to attract visitors with its diverse offerings and experiences.