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Spark wins two German Design Council awards for “iconic” projects 2013
Spark is delighted to announce that two of its projects; Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and Fai-Fah in Bangkok have won the 2013 German Design Council awards for “iconic” projects, in the Architecture categories of Best Retail Project and Best Public Project. The awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held in Munich this October.
Fai-Fah – Wins Best Public Project German Design Council Award
image : Lin Ho
Starhill Gallery – Best Retail Project at German Design Council Awards
image : Lin Ho
Bass and Flinders Gateway, Wollongong, Australia
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Bass and Flinders Gateway – 3 Jul 2013
The Bass and Flinders Gateway development is located in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia and comprises 35,000 sqm of predominantly residential units supported by a modicum of commercial space. The site sits at the threshold of Wollongong and the greater Illawarra region and is bounded by Princes Highway, Campbell and Keira streets.
Forte Nanshan, Chongqing, China
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Forte Nanshan – 18 Apr 2013
SPARK’s playful Clubhouse in Chongqing has opened to the public. The Clubhouse is the first part of a series of leisure facilities SPARK designed for a large villa community in the outskirts of Chongqing. Apart from the 5,500 sqm clubhouse SPARK’s masterplan proposal includes a 12,000 sqm hotel and a 13,000 sqm outdoor retail street which will be completed early 2013.
Guangzhou Science Town, Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou Science Town – 17 Apr 2013
Located at the heart of East Guangzhou’s Science Town district Spark’s project comprises a retail street and a SOHO residential development. A contemporary interpretation of the Xintiandi (Heaven on Earth) urban village a car-free shopping, eating and residential district is composed of 2 storey shop lots that face the highway and a central alley and public square.
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Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
photo : Lin Ho
Starhill Gallery – added 10 Apr 2012
Starhill Gallery is perhaps Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic shopping mall, featuring an extraordinary array of luxury shops and fine dining restaurants. Spark’s design proposal dealt with the reinvention of the existing façade of Starhill Gallery facing Bukit Bintang. This reinvention of Starhill Gallery is designed by Stephen Pimbley, founding director of Spark and the architect behind Singapore’s hugely popular Clarke Quay.
One Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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One Mont Kiara Kuala Lumpur – retail development
The green centrepiece of 1 Mont’ Kiara is undoubtedly its atrium, which nestles under a triangulated transparent canopy constructed using ethylene tetrafluoroethylene or ETFE. The ETFE roofing enables natural light to stream through, illuminating the piazza-like space and minimising the dependence on electrical means of illumination.
Key Projects by SPARK
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Raffles City, Beijing, China
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Raffles City Beijing : shortlisted in MIPIM Asia Awards
Designed by international architecture firm Spark, in collaboration with local architects and engineers Sunlight and engineering consultants Arup, has been shortlisted in the Best Chinese project Category of 2009 MIPIM Asia Awards. The mixed-use development is the first completed project by architects Spark in China’s capital. Since its recent opening, the development has been attracting crowds and acclaim with its architectural esthetics and structural innovation, offering a new landmark in Beijing.
Raffles City Ningbo, China
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Raffles City Ningbo
Construction is underway on the Raffles City Ningbo development, a one-stop shopping, dining, business, and lifestyle destination covering some 157,800 sqm.
In order to realize the project, a world-class design team is assembled, led by award-winning architects Spark, and including Meinhardt (MEP consultant), Arup (fire engineer), MVA (traffic consultant) and the Ningbo local design institute (LDI).
Shanghai Chandelier, China
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Shanghai Cruise Terminal Building
Shanghai, long regarded as the Oriental Pearl, will add another jewel to its glittering crown when the new Shanghai International Cruise Terminal mixed-use development, designed by international architects Spark, is completed in May this year. The Cruise Terminal mixed-use development sits in the North Bund, offering spectacular views of Shanghai’s famous historical Bund to the south and the skyscrapers of Pudong on the opposite side of the Huangpu River. The first phase of the development was completed earlier in October 2009.
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SPARK – Practice Information
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Spark is an international design studio with proven expertise in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design. Having successfully completed award-winning projects across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Spark continues to create buildings and environments that inspire, informing and transforming public spaces. Its work strives to employ the best sustainable practices, is driven by social inclusion and underpinned by financial viability. Spark works closely with clients to create projects that combine innovation and environmental responsibility alongside commercial success for their local economies. Spark’s completed work includes Clarke Quay in Singapore, Raffles City in Beijing, Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal. Led by five directors; Jan Clostermann, John Curran, Max Titchmarsh, Stephen Pimbley and Sven Steiner; Spark’s international expertise is fused with local talent embracing 16 nationalities across offices in London, Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore. For more information about Spark, please visit www.sparkarchitects.com
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