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!
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.
Representing Asia Pacific to compete against other regional winning projects from Europe, Africa and the Americas, Chengdu ICC has won the “Best International Mixed-use Architecture” in the prestigious International Property Awards.
This international competition was held on July 2014, where Gravity was honored to be awarded the first place from a list of renowned international architects.
The Heng Qin Creative Industry Park, on a site of 120,000 sqm, is a low density office development planned to provide about 110,000 sqm office space and living accommodation with ancillary facilities. By surrounding the working/ living space with an extensive garden and allowing the landscape to permeate through buildings, it is envisioned to promote interaction between working and green living.
The Beijiao project has won yet another award, this time for the Quality Building Awards 2014. The team attended the presentation ceremony, and was handed the Merit Award in Building Outside Hong Kong (Mainland China, Taiwan, and Macau) category for the Beijiao Cultural Centre project - this is its sixth award since 2013.
Asia Pacific’s premier developers and property industry professionals gathered at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for the Asia Pacific Property Awards ceremony. Entries were received from companies in 26 countries across the Asia Pac region, with recognition going to developments in multiple categories. Gravity has been awarded the following:
- Best Mixed-use Architecture Asia Pacific - Chengdu International Commerce Centre
- Best Mixed-use Architecture China - Chengdu International Commerce Centre
- Best Office Architecture China - C&D International Tower
- Highly Commended Commercial High-rise Architecture China - Xiamen Financial Centre
- Highly Commended Leisure Architecture China - No.10 Art Gallery
- Highly Commended Public Service Architecture China - Beijiao Cultural Centre
Our project team attended the CTBUH Awards in Chicago to celebrate the C&D International Tower being a finalist in the awards. The full day event included a symposium and a gala dinner awards ceremony. Roy Liu, who was the lead architect of the C&D project, was one of the key presenters in the symposium and shared the design concepts of the project to the attendees.
Recognized by CTBUH 2013 Tall Building Awards as a finalist in the Asia & Australasia category, the C&D International Tower project consists of a 219m tall office tower and an adjacent 35,000 square meter commercial complex in the historic city of Xia Men. The architectural design of the main tower breaks from the tradition of regular rectangular form by tapering at both ends in elevation. This emphasizes the tower’s sculptural form while creating more open space at the ground floor in a tight rectilinear site. The multifaceted façade design breaks down the mass of the tower while harmonizing its relationship with the adjacent shopping mall form.
The CUHK Campus in Shenzhen (a collaborative effort with Rocco and Wang Weijen Architecture) has been shortlisted for the Master Plan category award for future projects by World Architecture Festival 2013. The master plan design carefully transitions the main lecture and research halls, the student quarters, and sports complex from the main road to the mountains for 7,000 students. By zoning the campus around the concept of Academic Cluster, Campus Green, and Natural Terrain, communities are formed, which promote interaction between research, learning, working and living. The planning of the campus aims to encourage multi-disciplinary crossover and interaction to stimulate creativity.
The team attended the HKIA Awards Ceremony for 2013 and scooped the prestigious Medal of the Year Award for Projects Outside Hong Kong for our Beijiao project in Foshan, China. This makes it our third award already this year!