Hong Kong – LWK + PARTNERS has announced that four projects have won The 15th International Design Awards 2021, one of the industry’s most respected and well established global design awards. On receiving the prestigious award once again, LWK + PARTNERS is deeply grateful for the recognition it receives for elevating human experience and spreading positive influence to people and communities around the world.
MixC Dongguan Songshan Lake District Mixed Use Development, Dongguan, China
- Architecture Categories – Conceptual (Honorable Mention)
Designed by Ferdinand Cheung’s team, this mixed-use project is conceived as a catalyst of urban transformation from sub-urban industrial landscape to a robust lifestyle and cultural hub. It seeks to serve the community with high-quality apartments, ample and energising public spaces, as well as convenient commercial facilities.
Zijing Paradise Walk, Hangzhou, China
- Architecture Categories – Retails, Shops, Department Stores, Mall (Honorable Mention)
Also designed by Ferdinand Cheung’s team, this shopping mall takes inspiration from the local Hui-style architecture with a culture and wellness theme and features a diverse mix of retail and community amenities housed in interlocking spaces. The shifting and cantilevering of forms not only offer a series of hanging gardens, but also generous sheltered space along pedestrian sidewalks.
Aoti Vanke Centre, Hangzhou, China
- Architecture Categories – Commercial Building (Honorable Mention)
This innovative working hub challenges conventional workspaces by externalising human activities to a fluid and highly permeable field of semi-outdoor space. Ferdinand Cheung’s team designed this project around a central courtyard and reinterprets the podium-tower typology by rotating each level of its elevated podium to a different degree to create myriad walk spaces for people’s enjoyment.
The Riviera Sales Gallery, Shantou, China
- Architecture Categories – Museum, Exhibits, Pavilions and Exhibitions (Honorable Mention)
This sales gallery impresses visitors with a bespoke façade design inspired by the elegant form of traditional Chinese folding fans, giving rise to a picturesque envelope. The building mass is strategically subtracted to open up a wide, progressive archway for a slanted roof that descends from height towards the water.