Gravity has been awarded the following National (China Region) Awards:
1. Architecture Multiple Residence category for Berylville
2. Office Architecture category for INNOVALLEY HQ
3. Public Service Architecture for The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (in collaboration with Rocco Design Ltd. & Wang Weijien Architecture)
4. Residential High-rise Architecture for Upperhills
Gravity in partnership with China Northeast Architectural Design and Research Institute, has won the international design tender for this mixed-use project comprising office, retail, apartment and low density residential units. The scheme received unanimously decision from the jury for its innovative design approach to the planning and architecture, a great start for 2016!
Gong Xi Fa Cai and wish everyone great health, happiness, prosperity and continued success in the year of the Monkey!
Dr. Charlie Q. L. Xue’s latest book “Transforming the mountain and the sea – Hong Kong architecture 1945-2015”, published by Tong Ji University Press focuses on architects and architectural practices in the post war era of Hong Kong. Gravity Partnership is honoured to be one of the distinguished representatives of Hong Kong's local architectural firms in the new millennium, recognized for its management style, design approach and its innovative outlook.
Three of our projects in Shenzhen and Ningbo have won this year’s critically acclaimed China National Award for Residential Building and Planning Design 2015（全国人居经典建筑规划方案设计方案竞赛）
1. East Link urban renewal in Shenzhen (Shum Yip Land) – Gold medal in master planning,
2. Riverside Palace residential development in Ningbo (Kerry Property) - Gold medal in architectural and environmental design,
3. Berylville residential development in Ningbo (Kerry Property) – Gold medal in architectural design.
We are very pleased to this result and it gave us a great momentum to design more distinguished projects and take part in shaping our dynamic modern Chinese cities.
Group of students from several secondary schools visited our studio under the Building Safety Pioneer Programme. This is the second year which we have collaborated with the Buildings Department in promoting building safety, whilst providing an introduction on architecture to the youngsters. They were enthusiastic and fascinated with how we work and what technology can do with the like of computer modelling and 3D printing, definitely a good break from the classroom.
Three projects by Gravity, namely Xiamen Financial Centre, C&D International Tower and Chengdu ICC, were shown in the latest book published by Images Publishing among other 100s prestigious tall buildings. The book describes the 100-year history of skyscraper development in China and asserts the importance of this building typology in the modernization of Chinese architecture.
Shum Yip’s East Link is the mixture of open commercial streetscape, shopping promenade and urban hillside residence, amalgamating a variety of cultural, entertainment, dining, shopping and leisure experience in this dynamic mixed-use development in Lo Wo at the eastern part of Shenzhen. The master planning and architectural design is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Lingnan architecture for the new metropolis, Design Principal Frank Yu of Gravity Partnership shared his design philosophy in the interview.
Colleagues from Gravity were once again at their very best taking part in the WWF volunteer programme to maintain the eco-system in Mai Po. Armed with shuffles shovels, buckets, working gloves, sun screen and insect repellent, embankment to the footpath was levelled and Mikania weed were removed. The day was hot and humid making it an immense task for our colleagues, but our effort is vital to ensure safety for the public and to provide an environment that can support a wider variety of wildlife. Enjoying the scenery at the nature reserve as well as having a good work out, definitely a pleasant change from a day spent at the office!
Supporting local talent is part of our belief at Gravity, and such passion extends beyond the realm of design. We are delighted to be the proud sponsor of Chan Yu Ting(陈羽婷) and Fung Tat Choi (冯达才),both experienced sailors who frequent international sailing competition for the Hobbie and now the Nacra 17. The team will embark on a year-long campaign, with qualification races across 2 continents, towards the ultimate goal of competing in the Rio Olympic in 2016, under the newly introduced Nacra 17 class.
Hong Kong enjoys a successful history in Olympic watersport, pioneered by forerunners such as gold medal winner Lee Lai Shan(李丽珊). Inspired by such legacy and the strength of this partnership, Ting and Choi will give it their best in achieving their ultimate dreams.