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!
Gravity Partnership has been awarded the 2013 HKIA Cross-strait Architectural Design Merit Award (Un-built Project: Architectural Design Scheme) for Vanke’s Chongqing Shapingba Railway Hub Mixed Use Project and the Silver Award (Community, Culture & Recreation Projects) for the Vanke Crystal City Sports & Recreation Facility. The Design Awards is the first of its kind and was established to promote excellence in architectural design in China, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong. A panel of renowned international jurors deliberated over 300 nominations for the coveted awards. The Chief Executive of HK (SAR) CY Leung was the Guest of Honor at the opening of the HKIA Cross-strait Architectural Design Awards and the Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun Wah was the Guest of Honor at the Gala Dinner and Prize Presentation Ceremony.
With a collaborated effort between Gravity Partnership, Rocco Design Architects and Wang Weijen Architecture, our team succeeded as the winner of Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Shenzhen Campus design competition, against fierce competition local and abroad. The winning team will take charge of executing the design, first phrase expected to be completed in 2015.
The competition sprung from Chinas urgent need for a low cost, easily replicable social housing solution, addressing realistic demands in terms of space, mobility and living quality. Our design of a modularized, easily transportable unit, one capable of expanding according to different flat sizes won the Silver award among hundreds of entries.
The design for Morning College, Chinese University of Hong Kong was shortlisted in the 2011 HKIA annual awards presentation, under the category of local projects.
Gravity’s winning proposal for North Point Harbour’s redevelopment reopens the waterfront to pedestrians, connecting fragmented public spaces in nearby area to a hub of social and cultural dynamism. By Rejuvenating existing piers and building a boardwalk under the Eastern Corridor, public spaces were generated on a site with limited open land.