Ronald Lu & Partners

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Ronald Lu & Partners Wins Two MIPIM Asia Awards

By Ronald Lu & Partners
Feb 26, '15 2:02 AM EST
China Resources Building After Renovation
China Resources Building After Renovation

Architecture firm leads the way with green and innovative designs for
China Resources Building and a residential development at Blue Pool Road

(3 December 2014, Hong Kong) Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP) is pleased to announce that they have won two awards at the MIPIM Asia Awards – the Best Residential Development Silver Award for a residential project at Blue Pool Road and the Best Office and Business Development Bronze Award for the China Resources Building. These twin honours reflect the fact that RLP is now being recognized internationally for its excellent performance in spatial design and planning.

Mr Bryant Lu, Vice Chairman of RLP, said “We firmly believe that a high-quality project can be both a bridge and a communication platform for a community and its people. We are happy to see that these projects’ excellent design, human approach and their goals of creating sustainable, energetic and innovative space have once again been recognized.”

The MIPIM Asia Awards commend outstanding and innovative property developments throughout Asia Pacific. The winning residential development at Blue Pool Road is a co-operative project undertaken with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. It encompasses nine three-storey luxury semi-detached houses and a two-storey utility building. Though the project is located in a densely-populated area, meticulous design of the layout provides approximately 60 per cent open space including landscaped views and planted areas, vertical green walls and water features. The architecture places a high priority on the environment, notably achieving a LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, and aims to be a primary example of green architecture for the future.

The winning China Resources Building redevelopment project is a successful showcase of sustainable design, which adopted a “refurbish” rather than a “rebuild” approach to reduce construction waste while successfully providing the building with a new look. The entire project, including the renovation of the China Resources Building and the refurbishment of Harbour Road Garden and Causeway Centre was completed in mid-2013. Leaving the main façade and the structure in place allowed for a more sustainable design approach, while the podium was re-planned and the garden was successfully revitalized from a Chinese-style garden into one that is more user friendly and integrated into the urban fabric. The project also employed a number of green design elements to enhance and improve the surrounding environment, which have successfully brought positive impacts to users, the wider community and the public. It is the first pre-certified renovation project to achieve a LEED Core and Shell Gold Rating in Hong Kong, and has been highly recognized, winning numerous local and international awards.