Dongguan CBD Parking Building

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial
  • Company/Firm
    Gwp Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Guowei Zhang
  • Location

Dongguan CBD parking building base planning area of 4844 square meters, a total construction area of 20575 square meters, is Dongguan city image renewal, relieve the city traffic pressure of the first pilot parking building project. It is surrounded by the municipal government administration, offices, businesses, hotels and other urban functions, which is an important venue to show the urban culture of Dongguan.
The concept of this project is inspired by the unique winding water veins in the water town of Dongguan and the core location of "one heart and two axes" where the project is located. It is proposed that the two extended urban main roads converge as a dynamic ribbon of flowing water, which reorganizes, sorts, twists and constructs the disorderly parking situation in the surrounding areas into the space and skin language of parking buildings. Organize the vehicle action line with the trend of infinite flow and rotation; Thus, the two dynamic curves spiral up and meet to form the parking building as a whole, like the architectural image of urban sculpture.
The project is nearing completion and is expected to be put into use in the middle of this year.

Guowei Zhang received his bachelor's degree in architecture from the UCLA and his master's degree from both Harvard and MIT. He once served as the Chairman of ChinaGSD of Harvard Student Union, and organized and led Harvard's China trip. He is currently the founder and principal architect of GWP Architects. He was elected as a director of Harvard University South China Alumni Association in 2017, and was elected as one of the top ten Chinese design elites in 2018. He later served as the DEC co-founder of the Huaying Association.He elected as Vice Chairman of Shenzhen Industry Alliance in 2021.

Other prizes
2021 Brisbane Design Awards Gold Winner 2021 Gold Nugget Awards - Award of Merit 2021 MUSE Design Award Platinum Winner 2020 REARD Global Design Award Gold Winner 2020 MUSE Design Award Platinum Winner 2020 ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture Winner 2020 Outstanding Property Award 2019-2020 Asia-Pacific Design Competition-Golden DiamondAward