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Zhejiang Tianma Motorsport Park
Winner - Gold
Designer: Xinghua Hu
Design Type: Entertainment: Cinemas, Sports, E-Games
Company / Organization / School: Apex Circuit Design Ltd., Ridge and Partners LLP, Huahui Group
Team Members: Xinghua Hu, Clive Bowen, Graham Blackburn, Dafydd Broom, James Bushell, Qiufang Tang, Yimin Zhu, YienEngHoo, Xinghai Zhu, Lixin Sun, Wenxi Chen, Xiaoyu Zhang, Feng Li, Qiang Zhang & Wei Huang
The project is located in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, in a broad river delta zone. While the east side of the mountain is lush with dense vegetation, the west side hosts a quarry. The site is surrounded on three sides by an extensive plain, and there is a reservoir and a river crossing at the foot of the mountain. The design team was confronted with various engineering challenges during the project’s planning process, which required a comprehensive consideration of technological advancement and economic feasibility. The design cleverly uses public platforms on different floors to organize various functional spaces and form a unique streamlined design. A metal roof connects every single unit to form a multi-level three-dimensional open space for public activities. The design highlights flexibility in terms of space and function, providing various possibilities for race operations and test drive experience. Zhejiang Tianma Motorsports Park is built following the natural terrain, blending seamlessly into the local mountain scenery. The beautiful natural environment and unique track settings bring racers and spectators unforgettable racing and watching experiences. The mixed-use design considers long-term benign site utilization and operation while continuing the original space characteristics and pursuing sustainable development.