Mixed-use as gateway attraction
The Hengqin Village development serves as an attraction for all as well as a solution to the lack of space in Macau. Designed as a gateway attraction between Macau and Mainland China, the project provides a variety of retail, entertainment, wellness, and food & beverage options, while adding connectivity to planned office and hotel/serviced apartment towers, as well as the adjacent immigration facilities building.
At a Glance
As the podium for two towers, our 4-level village is the heart of the project and the main connective tissue between the various programs, both vertically and horizontally.
The massing and the architecture of this portion of the project enables porosity to create an inviting portal into the project's heart; a heart filled with activity and dining experiences, a retreat and respite for the weary or curious traveler.
Given the density of the project, we had to find vertical strategies on incorporating greenery, along with the public spaces. This comprised of 3 main design elements, the central rooftop cafe envisioned as a treehouse with the main stairways entwined with its columns; the vertical green walls of some of the elevation components; and the rooftop gardens sitting underneath the undulating canopy trellis with views back to the sparkling lights of the Cotai strip.
A number of sustainable design strategies were employed to make the project more environmentally friendly, including the use of the visually iconic canopy to help direct air for improved ventilation and cooling.
The rooftop garden is a feature f&b destination that offers a variety of spatial experiences from large footprint anchors to smaller dining patios which offer dining under the unique undulating roof with views of the stars above.