As the world’s only local and global architecture and design practice driven by global sharing of research, local knowledge and international practice, Aedas design studios across the globe create world-class design solutions with deep social and cultural understanding of the communities. As the result, eight of its projects are appreciated at HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2019.
One of Aedas’ project, The Beacon in Hong Kong is becoming Merit awardee on Residential category at HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2019. It’s 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 to maximise view and area for residential units in Mongkok, a hyper-dense neighbourhood in Hong Kong. The building reinterprets these structures in a modern way, creating unobstructed views for each unit through the irregular protrusions. 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.
On the other side, seven other projects were included in the nomination. Some of these had already featured on Construction+ Hong Kong. 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
― Construction+ Online