Infinitus was recently recognized for the design of Infinitus Plaza, its headquarters in Guangzhou’s new Baiyun Central Business District. The 185,643 square meters center was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects over the span of 5 years, costing approximately $671 million.
Named the jury winner and the People’s Choice because of its innovative approach to design, construction and sustainability, Infinitus Plaza was built to LEED Gold certification standards, with life cycle carbon emissions calculated at 15.3% embodied carbon and 84.7% operational carbon emissions. The plaza was also optimized to reduce concrete usage and instead used more than 25,000 tons of recycled material. Other sustainability-forward features include external perforated aluminum shading panels to reduce solar heat gain, double-insulated low-E glazing, effective shading and heat insulation to lower energy consumption, and a smart management system that safeguards indoor air quality and automatically activates a network of sprinklers to naturally cool interior temperatures.