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BEST GREEN DEVELOPMENT

Grand Central

Project city

Hong Kong SAR, China

Architect: Wong Tung & Partners Limited

Developer: Urban Renewal Authority, Sino Land Company Limited and Chinese Estates Holdings Limited

Other: CR Construction Company Limited (Main Contractor), Meinhardt (M&E) Limited (Mechanical & Electrical Engineer), AECOM Asia Co. Limited (Structural and Geotechnical Engineer / Façade Engineer on Curtain Wall / Town Planning Consultant), MVA Hong Kong Limited (Traffic Consultant), Hirsch Bedner Associates Limited (Interior Designer), Urbis Limited (Landscape Architect), Ramboll Hong Kong Limited (Environmental Consultant for Noise Impact Assessment), Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited (Environmental and Sustainability Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

Grand Central is a major element of the Kwun Tong Town Centre redevelopment project, the largest redevelopment initiative ever undertaken by the Urban Renewal Authority, with the site spanning more than 50,000 sq m and involving more than 3,000 residents. Occupying a site area of 234,160 sq ft, Grand Central consists of four towers providing 1,999 residential units and a commercial podium comprising a shopping mall, YM² and public transport interchange. The mixed-use project plays an important role in revitalising the established community, forming an innovative recreational and retail hub and brings unprecedented public green space to the neighbourhood.

Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters

Project city

Shenzhen, China

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Developer: Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank

Other: Arup Group Limited (Vertical Transportation, Landscape Architect, Fire Engineering), Mva Hong Kong Ltd (Traffic), Shenzhen Vanke Real Estate Co.,Ltd (Construction Manager), Beijing Institute Of Architectural Design (Architect of Record), Jangho Group Co., Ltd (Curtain wall & Window Systems)

Short presentation of your project

Located in Shenzhen, China, the new 150-metre-tall mixed-use tower is designed to be a world-class benchmark for sustainable design using structural innovation and natural elements, including wind to improve air quality. A pair of vertical atria from the top of the tower to the bottom of the building facilitate air flow and improve air quality throughout the interiors. The structure is an external steel diagrid providing shading — mitigating the region’s hot tropical sun — while creating a column-free floor plan for ultimate layout flexibility and spectacular views looking out to the adjacent public park and to the sea beyond.

Wink Hotel Saigon Centre

Project city

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Architect: AW² Architecture Workshop – Reda Amalou & Stéphanie Ledoux

Developer: Indochina Kajima Development Company

Short presentation of your project

As Vietnam’s first home-grown international hospitality group, Wink Hotel is a disruptive brand created to deliver affordable luxury for the new generation of travellers, appealing to their fast-paced lifestyle and enterprising mindset. Centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City’s District One, Wink Hotel Saigon Centre is the first of 20+ Wink Hotels to be built in Vietnam. The property features 237 space-efficient rooms that personify the brand’s ethos of chic and creative design, deep functionality and traditional Vietnamese values. Each Wink hotel is also an eco-friendly neighbourhood hub, the perfect launchpad for exploring and the perfect crash pad for recharging.

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BEST HOTEL & TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

Park Hyatt Suzhou

Project city

Suzhou, China

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Developer: Gold Mantis Enterprise Other: China Construction Design International (Local Design Institute), Hersch Bender Associates (Interior Designer)

Short presentation of your project

Located adjacent to a beautiful waterfront park, the Park Hyatt Suzhou re-imagines the gardens of Suzhou in a residential-inspired hotel. The project aims to connect guests to Suzhou’s landscape tradition with rooms and amenities that open directly onto internal and external gardens. Within the stepped massing, many rooms have private terraces and all have landscape views. A showcase of craftsmanship, style and design sensibilities, the hotel aims to provide a contemporary destination-level hospitality experience.

The Clan Hotel

Project city

Singapore

Architect: DP Architects Pte Ltd

Developer: Far East Organization

Other: Hexacon Construction Pte Ltd (Main Contractor), KKS International (S) Pte Ltd (ID Consultant), Tinderbox Pte Ltd (Landscape Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

The Clan Hotel is a modern luxury hotel with a nostalgic story to tell. Situated at the crossroads of culture and commerce within Far East Square and Telok Ayer district, the hotel is designed with authentic touches to evoke a sense of kinship and community—where guests are treated as insiders, and part of a club with like-minded people. The 324-room property has an inventory comprising four room types: Superior Room, Deluxe Room, as well as the Premier and Grand Premier Room - part of the hotel’s MASTER Series offering customised services at every step of the guest’s travel journey.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko

Project city

Tochigi, Japan

Architect: NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD

Developer: TOBU RAILWAY CO., LTD.

Short presentation of your project

Completed in 2020, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is a 94-room luxury hotel located in Oku-Nikko, one of Japan's most scenic areas and a designated national park. Copper, natural cedar and stone were used extensively on the exterior, while interior spaces feature warm wooden lining. The architectural layout affords panoramic views of nearby Lake Chuzenji, Mt Shirane, and Mt Nantai to each of the three guest wings. Guest rooms have deep, cedar-framed terraces to allow picturesque enjoyment of the landscape and can easily accommodate remote working. The hotel’s functional design imparts a deep reverence for local history, tradition and natural beauty.

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BEST INFRASTRUCTURE, COMMUNITY & CIVIC BUILDING

CHANGI AIRPORT CONNECTOR

Project city

Singapore, Singapore

Developer: Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Architect: Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Short presentation of your project
An ingenious conversion of unused land to create unprecedented foot and cycling connectivity between Singapore’s airport and its downtown. The 3.5km path boasts a café, bicycle rental, garden showers, views of the airside, and magnificent sunflower and orchid gardens. Previously linked only by freeways, residents and staff can now make healthier commutes to the airport for the first time. The connection is made possible by the conversion of an airport perimeter fence buffer zone into a pavement. This segment – now termed the Changi Jurassic Mile – is littered with 20 life-sized dinosaur installations complete with lights and audio effects.

LAND Community Center

Project city

Xi’an, China

Architect: Atelier Ping Jiang / EID Arch

Developer: Shaanxi Vanland Real Estate Co., Ltd

Short presentation of your project

Located in the new district of Fengdong near Xi’an, LAND Community Center serves as a social and cultural venue for the burgeoning neighbourhood. Conceived as a floating gateway for a new residential development, LAND Community Center consists of community service centre, cafeteria, gallery, multi-purpose room for educational and recreational purposes, reading room, a daycare centre for children and a gymnasium. Beyond the scope of the community centre itself, the LAND project is designed as an urban structure which aims to provide intimate pockets of public space. It reflects the ethos of the city of Xi’an by integrating contemporary design with historical attributes.

Wetland Museum In Huailai

Project city

Hebei, China

Architect: Tenio Architecture and Engineering Co.,Ltd.

Developer: Huailai Forestry Bureau

Short presentation of your project

This wetland museum is located in the largest wetland near Beijing, which is the home for 40 species of birds and the pathway for 151 species of migratory birds. The museum provides information about the wetland area to tourists and visitors — especially teenagers — and educates and trains popular science enthusiasts with the help of forestry administrations. The overall goal of the project is to achieve a building that minimises disturbance to the wetland and is integrated into nature, and includes three main goals: micro impact, zero emission and full recycling.

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BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

Far East Square, AMOY Hotel, The Clan Hotel

Project city

Singapore

Architect: Multiply Architects LLP (Far East Square), DP Architects Pte Ltd (AMOY Hotel, The Clan Hotel)

Developer: Far East Organization

Short presentation of your project

Far East Square is an award-winning conservation development located in Singapore's Central Business District. The site, dating back to the 1820s, was once the landing point for Chinese immigrants arriving in Singapore by boat. Today, it is a heritage mall nestled among restored stores and two hotels – AMOY and The Clan Hotel. The Clan Hotel, a modern luxury hotel, is the latest addition to the Far East Square precinct with 324 keys, connecting travellers to unique experiences, including the The Clan Collective, comprising a varied group of local craftsmen, artists and influential figures, delivering a deeper cultural connection.

Shanghai EDGE

Project city

Shanghai, China

Architect: Aedas

Developer: Shanghai Kaitong Wenan Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Short presentation of your project

Shanghai EDGE is a prime mixed-use development in Shanghai comprising office and retail functions. Located at the heart of Shanghai, the project revitalises the old city blocks along Suzhou Creek. The stepping geometry derived from setbacks is used to create roof terraces. Located right next to the metro station, a mega cantilevered box containing a retail area, defines a public plaza. By releasing nearly 4,000 sq m of open space back to the city, the design clearly addresses its gateway position with its connectivity and permeability. The project adopts features of sustainable building design and achieved a LEED Gold pre-certification.

Suzhou International Finance Square

Project city

Suzhou, China

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Developer: The Wharf (Holdings)

Other: WTIL (Associate Architect), East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (Local Design Institute)

Short presentation of your project

Suzhou International Finance Square houses a highly complex mixed-use project, within a singular form that, at 450 metres in height, marks the centre of Suzhou’s modern expansion. Office, hotel and two types of residential planning typologies are placed within a form that gestures back to the old city. The building’s curved tail allows its form to transition from the nearby Jinji Lake and surrounding lower buildings up through the tower, which gently twists to gesture back toward the water. The sinuous form helps to organise the entries and identities for the various elements of the projects.

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BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

Alibaba Xixi Campus Phase 4

Project city

Hangzhou, China

Architect: NBBJ

Developer: Alibaba Group

Other: NBBJ (Landscape Consultant), Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University (Local Design Institute), ARUP (Traffic Consultant / Vertical Transportation), Shanghai Construction Group (Main Contractor)

Short presentation of your project

Inspired by the idea of a honeycomb – one of the most scientifically efficient shapes in the natural world — the new campus is comprised of big and small hexagon-shaped cells designed to enhance connectivity. Courtyards and plazas are formed by the interlocking of cell-like buildings. After entering the campus, employees can choose to bike or walk to their destinations. Each work station is 60 seconds or less from outdoor green spaces which include rooftop gardens and terraces. The key goal is to create a well-connected, easily accessible, environmentally responsible next-generation campus for employees and visitors.

Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters

Project city

Shenzhen, China

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Developer: Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank

Other: Arup Group Limited (Vertical Transportation, Landscape Architect, Fire Engineering), Mva Hong Kong Ltd (Traffic), Shenzhen Vanke Real Estate Co.,Ltd (Construction Manager), Beijing Institute Of Architectural Design (Architect of Record), Jangho Group Co., Ltd (Curtain wall & window systems)

Short presentation of your project

Located in Shenzhen, China, this new 150-metre-tall mixed-use tower is designed to be a world-class benchmark for sustainable design using structural innovation and natural elements, including wind to improve air quality. A pair of vertical atria from the top of the tower to the bottom of the building facilitate air flow and improve air quality throughout the interiors. The structure is an external steel diagrid providing shading — mitigating the region’s hot tropical sun — while creating a column-free floor plan for ultimate layout flexibility and spectacular views looking out to the adjacent public park and to the sea beyond.

Wilmar International Headquarters

Project city

Singapore

Architect: Eric Parry Architects Limited

Developer: WILMAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Other: Boustead Projects E&C Pte.Ltd. (Main Contractor), RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte. Ltd. (Local Architects, M&E & Structural Engineers), ICN Design International Pte. Ltd. (Landscape Design), Inhabit (Façade and Acoustic), Prime Structures Engineering Pte. Ltd. (Façade Contractor), Steve Leung Design Ltd (Interior Design), Nipek Pte. Ltd. (Lighting Design)

Short presentation of your project

Our proposal provides world-class laboratories and office spaces within a landscaped garden setting to create a landmark headquarters for Wilmar International. The building has an organic form and is characterised by tiered landscape terraces which provide tenants access to gardens and fresh air at each office level. The envelope features ribbons of glass to provide 360-degree views overlooking the surrounding tree canopy, whilst two-metre deep ceramic horizontal fins provide solar shading to keep the building cool. An open ground floor provides a large covered public space with access to the main entrance, exhibition centre, auditorium and cafe.

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BEST REFURBISHED BUILDING

Central Market

Project city

Hong Kong SAR, China

Architect: AGC Design Ltd

Developer: Chinachem Group, Urban Renewal Authority

Other: Chinachem Group (Operator), AGC Design Limited (Heritage Consultant), Llewelyn-davies Hong Kong Ltd (Planner), Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited (Structural & Geotechnical Engineers), AECOM Asia Company Limited (Building Services Engineer), Shadow Design Ltd (Interior Designer), Hong Kong Cultural Imaging Workshop Ltd (Award Submission Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

Implemented by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) and operated by Chinachem Group (CCG), the Central Market project has revitalised the streamlined moderne Bauhaus architecture built in 1939 into a 21st-century marketplace with the vision of achieving the sustainable development of a heritage building. Its mission is to transform this dilapidated and abandoned concrete structure into an urban oasis that provides open spaces for the public, a heritage landmark that has both its tangible and intangible culture preserved, and a rallying point for local residents of different ages, local-brand retailers, startups, investors and tourists.

David Jones Elizabeth Street Flagship Store

Project city

Sydney, Australia

Architect: Benoy Limited (Interior Architect), Crone Architects

Developer: David Jones Pty Limited

Other: Mainbrace (Contractor), FPOV (Lighting Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

David Jones in Sydney’s Hyde Park District is one of Australia’s leading and most iconic department stores. Housed in an elegant, inter-war stripped classical-style building with close to a century of history and heritage, David Jones has been at the forefront of Australia’s immersive and experiential luxury retail environment since 1927. Benoy takes what is unique and exciting about David Jones and the department store at large and rejuvenates this for contemporary patrons, reinventing the “grand old dame of luxury retail” to appeal to the contemporary experience-led consumer, providing it a firm foothold in the 21st century and beyond.

Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, Re-innovation Project

Project city

Tokyo, Japan

Architect: NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD, TAISEI CORPORATION

Developer: Sumitomo Reality & Development Co., Ltd.

Short presentation of your project

Completed in 1974, the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building was Japan’s first skyscraper office building over 200 metres in height. Implementing a large-scale renovation while retaining functionality was a major project challenge. The effort included upgrading seismic resilience by installing a vibration-control structure. Value was added to both the building and the surrounding area by creating a large all-weather plaza, which helped to revitalise the local atmosphere and contribute to the city. This re-innovation was not a rebuilding project per se, but a new skyscraper renovation that actually exceeded the benefits an entirely new construction effort.

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BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

CHARM PREMIER GRAND MINAMIAZABU

Project city

Tokyo, Japan

Architect: NIKKEN HOUSING SYSTEM LTD

Developer: Hulic Co., Ltd.

Other: CHARM CARE CORPORATION (Operator)

Short presentation of your project

The building is located on a small site in an area of Tokyo that had many temples and samurai estates in the Edo period but now has many embassies. The aim was to create a residence that could melt into this historical yet international neighbourhood. Despite the physical and zoning restrictions of the site strictly controlling the building mass, efforts were made to create a healthy environment for residents, making the most of the greenery and traditional area to the north as well as the open-sky views – afforded by the slope and low-rise neighbourhood, to the south.

InnoCell

Project city

Hong Kong SAR, China

Lead Architect: Leigh & Orange Limited

Developer: Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Other: Leigh & Orange Limited (Interior Designer), Hip Hing Engineering Co. Ltd. (Main Contractor)

Short presentation of your project

InnoCell is a 17-storey building with 392 fully furnished residential units and 511 bed spaces for local and overseas co-creators and talent from Hong Kong Science Park. InnoCell brings together like-minded people and offers a perfect epitome of innovation, in line with the Science Park’s culture of ‘Work. Live. Play. Learn’. InnoCell also provides a vibrant community which demonstrates modern concepts of smart living and co-creation by creatively designed shared working spaces and ancillary facilities. The green spaces and open communal spaces are incorporated specifically to foster the wellness and enjoyment of the residents, facilitating a green healthy lifestyle and social cohesion.

Xixi Yunlu

Project city

Hangzhou, China

Architect: Hangzhou 9M Architectural Design Co., Ltd.

Developer: Hangzhou Greentown Guixi Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Short presentation of your project

Xixi Yunlu is located in Hangzhou, 500 metres away from Xixi Wetland. From the outset it has been positioned as a Systematic Life Context Construction. Following the natural terrain, the plot was divided into two parts, the north side and south side. Trees Villa, a modern city courtyard with original design, was set on one of the parts, while on the other lies a traditional Chinese Courtyard. The design absorbs elements from traditional Chinese architectural language, reflecting the traditional spirit, while modern materials are used to transform the buildings into a ‘light box’.

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BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

Hongkong Land's Yorkville - The Ring

Project city

Chongqing, China

Architect: PH Alpha Design Ltd.

Developer: Hongkong Land Limited

Other: Lead8 (Interior Designer), ASPECT Studios (Landscape Designer), Popjoy Design (Botanical Garden Landscape Designer), Parsons Brinckerhoff (M&E Engineer), WSP (Facade Engineer), Brandston Partnership Inc. (Lighting Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

The Ring is an innovative commercial complex interacting shopping, social, culture and entertainment. It offers an unprecedented combination of commercial functionality and nature in China. The development encompasses a GFA of 420,000 sq m, of which 170,000 sq m is dedicated to the shopping mall and retail streets, 110,000 sq m to the grade-A office buildings, and 70,000 sq m to the indoor-outdoor botanical garden. Bridging city life with magnificent nature, The Ring possesses the largest indoor botanical garden yet in southwest China and aims to create an “urban-nature community” by encouraging citizens to enjoy living with nature.

Seazen Suzhou Wuyue Plaza

Project city

Suzhou, China

Architect: Benoy Limited (Interior Architect), CRTKL

Developer: Seazen Group

Short presentation of your project

Future Land Wuyue Plaza is a retail destination owned and developed by Seazen (formally Future Land), situated at the heart of the city centre surrounding the North Suzhou High Speed Railway Station. Benoy designed the interiors for the six-storey shopping mall, executing two contrasting yet complementary principles for the top and lower floors. Inspired by the Chinese saying, “above there is heaven, below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”, we created a dichotomy within the mall to generate dynamics and dialogues between the “heavenly” indoor retail street on the top floor illuminated by skylights, and the striking, contemporary retail floors below.

YUE City

Project city

Guangzhou, China

Architect: Atelier DYML

Developer: Yuexiu Property

Other: Atelier DYML (Interior Design), Guangzhou City Construction & Development Design Institute Co., Ltd. (Construction Drawings), Guangzhou City Construction & Development Design Institute Co., Ltd. (Landscape Design), RDesign International Lighting (Lighting Design), Shenzhen C.S.C Decoration Design Engineering Co. Ltd. (Curtain Wall Detail Development), Guangzhou Hanhua Architects+Engineers Co. Ltd. (Structural Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

In 2018, Yuexiu Property approached Atelier DYML as the lead architect to convert an existing old wholesale market into a regional shopping landmark that will fill the huge retail void in neighbouring districts. From a holistic approach to the programme, architectural design and space planning, the architects arrived at the design concept ‘metamorphosis’. After going through a demanding 600 days of regeneration the current big boxes were transformed into a joyful shopping destination and iconic landmark for the community. Yue City became the second largest shopping mall in overall Guangzhou city, turning a new page in urban revival.

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BEST URBAN REGENERATION PROJECT

Central Market

Project city

Hong Kong SAR, China

Architect: AGC Design Ltd

Developer: Chinachem Group, Urban Renewal Authority

Other: Chinachem Group (Operator), AGC Design Limited (Heritage Consultant), Llewelyn-davies Hong Kong Ltd (Planner), Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited (Structural & Geotechnical Engineers), AECOM Asia Company Limited (Building Services Engineer), Shadow Design Ltd (Interior Designer), Hong Kong Cultural Imaging Workshop Ltd (Award Submission Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

Central has been long stereotyped as the commercial and political centre of Hong Kong; however, it has rich historical and cultural assets that are suited to sustainable urban development. The Central Market project aims to achieve urban regeneration and sustainable development through heritage revitalisation. URA and Chinachem Group (CCG) adopt a holistic approach that takes into consideration minimising environmental impacts, upholding innovation and creativity, empowering local communities, diversifying culture and economic activities, and promoting inclusiveness and exchange— the spirit of a traditional market and Central. This project has successfully created a popular heritage landmark that injects vibrancy into the district.

Grand Central

Project city

Hong Kong SAR, China

Architect: Wong Tung & Partners Limited

Developer: Urban Renewal Authority, Sino Land Company Limited and Chinese Estates Holdings Limited

Other: CR Construction Company Limited (Main Contractor), Meinhardt (M&E) Limited (Mechanical & Electrical Engineer), AECOM Asia Co. Limited (Structural and Geotechnical Engineer / Façade Engineer on Curtain Wall / Town Planning Consultant), MVA Hong Kong Limited (Traffic Consultant), Hirsch Bedner Associates Limited (Interior Designer), Urbis Limited (Landscape Architect), Ramboll Hong Kong Limited (Environmental Consultant for Noise Impact Assessment), Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited (Environmental and Sustainability Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

Grand Central is a major part of the Kwun Tong Town Centre redevelopment project, the largest redevelopment initiative ever undertaken by the Urban Renewal Authority, with the site spanning more than 50,000 sq m and involving more than 3,000 residents. Occupying a site area of 234,160 sq ft, Grand Central consists of four residential towers providing 1,999 residential units and a commercial podium comprising a shopping mall, YM² and public transport interchange. The mixed-use project plays an important role in revitalising the established community, forming an innovative recreational and retail hub, and brings unprecedented public green space to the neighbourhood.

Siu Hei Commercial Centre Revitalization

Project city

Hong Kong SAR, China

Architect: Uni-China Business Management Limited

Developer: Gaw Capital Partners

Other: One Bite Design Studio Limited (Rooftop Designer)

Short presentation of your project

Inspired by the theme ‘Smile & Laughter’, the 36-year-old Siu Hei Commercial Centre was transformed into a vibrant community hub, welcoming young and old visitors to Hong Kong. The once obsolete dry market is now a Food Street which brings together diverse dining options that embody the spirit and tastes of local community. The former roof space has been refashioned into a multi-purpose sports ground to cater to the community’s recreation needs. With the intention of creating public spaces that promote health and happiness, nearby schools and non-profit organisations were engaged to re-imagine and co-create a space for the community.

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BEST FUTURA PROJECT

Hana Headquarters

Project city

Cheongna, South Korea

Architect: NBBJ

Developer: Hana Financial Group

Other: NBBJ (Interior Designer / Landscape Designer), ESI and NBBJ Studio (Experiential Designer), Gansam Arhitects + Partners, Kunwon Architects Planners Engineers (Local Design Institute), Thornton Tomasetti (Façade and Sustainability), Arup (Vertical Transportation and Lighting), Heerim (Construction Manager)

Short presentation of your project

The new headquarters for South Korean fintech company Hana Bank creates a calming oasis where employees can interact with the larger community. Instead of a fully enclosed building with levels only accessible by elevator, the workplace is energised by a ribbon of publicly accessible park experiences — including plantings, plazas and sculptural landforms — that continue in a zig-zag pattern up through the building, with planned terraces and points of interest that encourage people to pause and slow down along the journey.

International Sports and Culture Exchange Center

Project city

Shenzhen, China

Architect: Aedas

Developer: Shenzhen Bureau of Culture

Short presentation of your project

International Sports Cultural Exchange Centre is a community landmark building that integrates sports, culture and social interaction. The design divides the format into three parts: the main arena ‘IN space’, the multifunctional space and the office. The vertical stacking strategy enables multiple functional formats to operate independently while staying connected through public spaces. A column-free space with a truss + hanging design promises flexibility of the building for future events. The Centre serves to meet the diverse needs of citizens, provide 24/7 integrated development and establish itself as the core urban area in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

King Lam Street Commercial Development

Project city

Hong Kong SAR, China

Architect: Collective Studio Limited (Podium Design Architect & Interior Design Architect), Rocco Design Architects Ltd., Hong Kong, China (Executive Architect & Tower Design Architect)

Developer: New World Development Company Limited

Other: AECOM, Hong Kong, China (Structural, Civil & Geotech. Engineering, Façade Engineering), ARUP, Hong Kong, China (LEED/ BEAM/ WELL Sustainability), J.Roger Preston Limited, Hong Kong, China (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering)

Short presentation of your project

The podium design of the King Lam Street Commercial Development forms the base for a new set of commercial twin towers situated in Lai Chi Kok, an old industrial district in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The design is made up of three levels and comprises four main programme components: retail and F&B shops; two main office lobby entrances providing access to the two towers; a reconfigurable and multifunction auditorium; and finally, a large outdoor gathering area composed of a continuous green landscape of steps which extends from the second floor down to the ground level.

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BEST FUTURA MEGA PROJECT

Alibaba Central China Headquarters and Industrial Complex

Project city

Wuhan, China

Architect: Benoy Limited

Developer: Alibaba Group

Short presentation of your project

Alibaba’s Central China Headquarters and Industrial Complex is located at the core of Wuhan’s inner ring. It covers a total above-ground GFA of roughly 300,000 sq m, with two eco office towers, 280 metres and 190 metres in height respectively, with a total GFA of 210,000 sq m, and a new retail commercial hub covering 90,000 sq m. The development implements Alibaba’s hybrid digital ecosystem and enhances Alibaba’s presence in central China by driving the transformation of its brick-and-mortar businesses. Benoy formulated the Alicampus concept of this project, and created an intelligent industrial cluster to support talent, entrepreneurship, work and life in Wuhan.

Baoshan Steel Park

Project city

Shanghai, China

Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc., Sasaki Associates (Shanghai) Ltd.

Developer: Shanghai Baodishangshi Urban Production Development Co., Ltd.

Other: HMD (Shanghai) Engineering Consultancy Corp. Ltd. (Architecture Consultant), Beijing Ning Field Lighting Design Corp., Ltd. (Lightning Consultant), Shanghai Academy of Landscape Architecture Science and Planning (Soil and Ecology Consultant), Shanghai Urban Construction Design & Research Institute (Group) Co.,Ltd. (Transportation Consultant)

Short presentation of your project

Baoshan Steel Park re-imagines a retired steel plant as part of a growing green artery in a new innovation district. Inspired by the site’s rich history and district master plan, the project integrates education, arts, industrial memory, and smart lifestyle elements into an urban green destination. The project aims to re-energise the site by strengthening its urban axis, restoring its ecology and facilitating urban culture. The park systematically preserves the original conveyor system, manufacturing facilities and equipment clusters and adapts them in the forms of paths, public buildings and gardens as the spatial structure of the new green artery.

Luohu Public Realm Revitalization

Project city

Shenzhen, China

Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc., Sasaki Associates (Shanghai) Ltd.

Developer: China Resources (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Short presentation of your project

The project aims to systematically improve the public realm and urban structure of Luohu District and align the district’s urban regeneration effort with its position as Shenzhen’s commercial centre. The design concept, ‘From Luohu Bridge to the Artery of Life’, uses public open-space corridors and transportation hubs as catalysts to rejuvenate Luohu into a more vibrant urban district. The plan restructured Luohu’s open-space system, introduced surgical redevelopment and infill projects, and created complete streets. Its bold vision in urban regeneration and holistic streetscape improvement has inspired city management and design professionals in multiple latitudes.