Tencent Innovation City
The big Chinese tech company Tencent is planning to establish a new area of 1 Million square meters enabling start-up companies, innovators and investors to collaborate and exchange ideas. The project is called ‘Tencent Innovation City’ as will be situated at the Ba River in Xi’an, China.
Last year, Zaha Hadid Architects won a competition to design the research facilities, office blocks and commercials and residential clusters. Now, Ramboll, represented in China as Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, has been selected to do the first-phase landscape and eco water design.
The Landscape design will be connecting the commercial streets with water flow elements to match the flowing architectural forms designed by Zaha Hadid. It will also allow for recycling and reusing of rainwater and mitigate flood-risks. Moreover, the landscape will likely include several digital and ‘intelligent’ features.
The office blocks will be located around a central park where additional low-rise buildings and commercial facilities are settled, and driverless electric vehicles will be riding staff from their residence lobbies to their working places.