IDPA Japan Design Award

International Design Pioneer Award
International Design Pioneer Award

Guigu Hilltop Retreat


Project Description

Guangzhou Guigu Technology Park, led by the international design giant Gensler, is located in Guangzhou Science City, one of the ten core innovation platforms in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Corridor. The park is nestled in a mountainous and waterfront area, with a total building area of 300,000 square meters. Its aim is to create a new type of professional service platform that integrates technology, culture, art, and ecology, providing headquarters offices, technology incubation and acceleration, industrial ecological cultivation, and living facilities.
The Guigu Mountain Retreat, designed by TC DESIGN, is situated within the Guigu Technology Park and serves as a highly functional and visually appealing architectural piece. It combines a tea room, small meeting spaces, and recreational areas into one. Given the positioning of the technology park and the small scale of the mountain retreat (only 50 square meters), the designer aimed for it to "stand out in the forest" and blend harmoniously with the surrounding buildings and natural scenery without being overwhelmed. The architectural outline is inspired by the graceful form of a crane spreading its wings and taking flight. With a fully glass curtain wall, it resembles a pristine and lightweight white crane landing among the buildings and trees in the technology park, showcasing a sense of futurism and technology. In the evening, the mountain retreat shines brightly with lights, providing warmth and guidance, attracting people to unfold their stories here. It is an interesting architectural piece that brings about significant effects in a small space.


TCDI International Architects was founded by Mr. Siza Cham in Macau in 1998, with Carlos Marreiros and other senior architects worldwide.
As the headquarter of TCDI in Guangzhou,
Guangzhou TCDI Co., Ltd. has currently 11 professional departments including R&D teams and design teams of nearly a hundred professionals.
We have fostered a passion for the concept of "design empowerment" and thrive in our "three-dimensional design management”
Over the period of over 20 years, we have been constantly developing,and providing professional customized integrated solutions for planning, architecture, interior design, and soft decoration.
We provide a full range of design consulting and services for local governments, well-known real estate developers, as well as enterprises nationwide.
Provide impeccable design works for clients and outstanding design talents for the society Create the present, build the future
Grow as a person: integrity and responsibility, openness and tolerance, self-motivation and devotion, modesty and unity
Do things - executive, organizational, learning, and innovative ability

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