MLA+ together with Guangdong Jianke Architectural Design Institute Co. Ltd. won the 2nd price in Zhuhai Civic Culture and Art Center competition, China



The design has been inspired by the traditional Southern China mud-fish traps. These traps are hand woven and consist of two diagonal fibres interwoven with a 3rd horizontal fibre that creates hexagons and triangles. In our design, we used this pattern as a grid to define the master-plan and the foot-print of each building and to design the facades and landscape.

MLA+ was awarded the second prize in the competition which was won by the Shenzhen Harbin Design University Institute. The jury hailed the work of MLA+ as a successful combination of a powerful concept rooted in the context and culture of Zhuhai and a convincing design.