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Eight Aedas projects recognised at HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2019

By JessW
Jun 25, '19 5:31 AM EST

Eight Aedas projects recognised at HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2019

Aedas-designed The Beacon in Hong Kong received a Merit Award - Residential category at HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2019. Seven other Aedas projects garnered Nominated Awards.

The Beacon, designed by Executive Director Cary Lau, drew inspirations from the city’s post-war structures. The project sets an excellent example of contemporary interpretation of traditional architecture. In the early post-war years, it was common to create illegal iron balconies for residential units in Mongkok, a hyper-dense neighbourhood in Hong Kong, to maximise view and area. The building reinterprets these structures in a modern way – the irregular protrusions create unobstructed views for each unit. Also inspired by the home gardens which people created on those iron balconies, a green wall on the podium façade is designed to further connect the building with the historical cityscape and offer more greenery at the pedestrian level.

The seven projects winning Nominated Awards are:

  • University Library Extension, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, designed by Executive Director Cary Lau, Education and Religious Projects
  • Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, Hong Kong, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Transport and Infrastructure Facilities
  • National Trade Center, Taichung, Taiwan, designed by Global Design Principal Dr Andy Wen, Commercial (Office / Hotel)
  • Paradise Walk, Shanghai, China, designed by Global Design Principals Christine Lam and David Clayton, Commercial (Office / Hotel)
  • Shanghai Kingboard Center, Shanghai, China, designed by Global Design Principal Ken Wai, Commercial (Office / Hotel)
  • Tianshan Gate of the World Plot 27, Shijiazhuang, China, designed by Executive Director Pierre Tong, Un-built Projects: Architectural Design Scheme
  • Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office Project, Zhengzhou, China, designed by Chairman and Global Design Principal Keith Griffiths and Global Design Principal Ken Wai, Un-built Projects: Architectural Design Scheme

Organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), the HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards recognise outstanding design in Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.

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