Guangdong Patent Centre


1st prize

Type:  Government Building
Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, PRC
Year: December 2012 / April 2013
 Status: Under Construction
Team: A. Saadi, L. Filipovska, Dj. Kovačević, Y. Zeng
 Role: Co-design / Form Design & Research / Layout
Development / Sustainability Analyst




The site is located in the area surrounded by numerous hills and rivers. This strong character drove the design process towards forming the idea.


In the concept, the graphic topology was projected on site inspired by the surrounding landscape. The idea was to recreate hill-like buildings, in a sense as they’ve been carved into initial landscape. In that way the balance has been achieved between pre-existing conditions and future development.


Those hills shaped sculpted forms co-exist with its natural surrounding, syncing them into undivided, yet mutually respectful unity. Central space, carved out from the building form, represents the heart of the development. It acts as a meeting place and as a space where people can relax and enjoy landscape around the water pools, while still can benefit the surrounding through carved cuts between building blocks.


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Author: Djordje Kovačević