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15 Nov 2017

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Aedas exhibits and lectures at Tongji University, Shanghai, China

15 November 2017 – As part of the celebrations for the 15th anniversary of Aedas in mainland China, Aedas opened an exhibition themed ‘City Icons’ yesterday (14 November 2017) at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, showcasing how Aedas projects have combined global expertise, local knowledge and unbound creativity to take up our cultural and social responsibility to pass on the irreplaceable cultural, historical, social and human values over our hands to create timeless architecture.

Aedas exhibition at Tongji University, Shanghai, China
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The opening day also saw two guest lectures delivered by Aedas’ Global Design Principal and Chairman Keith Griffiths and Global Design Principal Ken Wai. In his lecture ‘Cultural Responsibility of Super High-rise’, Keith discussed the importance of embedding buildings in their relevant cultures, events and history to create city icons that are not only unique and memorable in shape and form but also truly represent the cities; while Ken shared his experience as an ‘Idea Detective’ to explore and identify the real needs of clients.

Keith Griffiths shared his experience with architecture students Earlier this year, Aedas announced the establishment of Aedas-Tongji University Architectural Scholarships to encourage creative thinking. “Aedas is proud to collaborate with the CAUP of Tongji University in sparkling new visionary and creative ideas,” said Keith. The exhibition, running from 14 to 24 November 2017, features the projects of the scholarship recipients as well.

Last year Aedas also set up the Aedas-Tsinghua Innovation Fund for the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

30 Oct 2017
Aedas wins Architectural Design of the Year

Aedas wins Architectural Design of the Year at The American Architecture Prize 2017

Hengqin International Financial Center in Zhuhai:

Hengqin International Financial Center in Zhuhai
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Hengqin International Financial Center in Zhuhai, China, designed by Aedas’ Global Design Principals Andy Wen, Keith Griffiths and Executive Director Ed Lam, was named the ultimate Architectural Design of the Year as well as category winner for Architecture Design – Tall Building at The American Architecture Prize 2017.

Aedas The American Architecture Prize 2017
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Three other Aedas projects were also named category winners in respective categories and nine received honourable mentions:

Category Winners:

• Chengdu City Music Hall, Chengdu, China (designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas) – Architecture Design – Green
• Chengdu City Music Hall, Chengdu, China (designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas) – Architecture Design – Educational
• Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Daxing District, Beijing, China (designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas) – Architecture Design – Mixed Use
• Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Project, Chongqing, China (designed by Global Design Principals Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths) – Architecture Design – Tall Building

Honourable Mentions:

• The Star, Singapore (designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas) – Architecture Design – Mixed Use
• The Star, Singapore (designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas) – Architecture Design – Cultural
• Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas) – Architecture Design – Commercial
• China World Trade Center Phase 3C Development, Beijing, China (designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas) – Architecture Design – Commercial
• MOKO, Hong Kong (designed by Executive Director Ed Lam) – Architecture Design – Restoration & Renovation
• Olympia 66, Dalian, China (designed by Global Design Principals Christine Lam and David Clayton) – Architecture Design – Commercial
• Shanghai Landmark Center (designed by Executive Director Cary Lau) – Architecture Design – Commercial
• The Forum, Hong Kong (designed by Global Design Principal and Chairman Keith Griffiths) – Architecture Design – Commercial
• Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Central Building, Suzhou, China (designed by Global Design Principal Andy Wen) – Architecture Design – Educational
• Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters Complex (Phase II), Zhuhai, China (designed by Global Design Principals Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths) – Architecture Design – Tall Building

American Architecture Prize Firm of The Year.

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

28 Aug 2017
Aedas Advice for Young Architects
Advice for young architects from Aedas
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Advice for young architects from Aedas
In the season when many young architects joining the profession, our Directors share some advices.

8 Jun 2017
European School Yangmingshan Campus, Taipei, Taiwan
Andy Wen of Aedas-designed Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment breaks ground
Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus
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European School Yangmingshan Campus by Aedas
Designed by Andy Wen, Global Board Director of Aedas, the redevelopment of Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus broke ground on 8 June 2017.

30 + 29 May 2017
Eleven Aedas projects shine at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017

Eleven Aedas-designed projects won this year’s Asia Pacific Property Award, among which Taipei’s Lè Architecture, Taipei European School – European Secondary Campus Redevelopment, Shanghai SCE Hongqiao North Plot 01 & 03 and Zhuhai Holiday Resort Phase 1 received 5-Star Best Architecture awards and all will represent Asia Pacific to compete against other winning projects from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arabia at International Property Awards 2017 to become the ultimate World’s Bests.

Eleven Aedas projects at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017

The awarded projects include:

• Lè Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan (designed by Andy Wen) – Nominee for International Property Awards 2017 and 5-Star Best Office Architecture, Taiwan
Lè Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan

• Shanghai SCE Hongqiao North Plot 01 & 03, Shanghai, China (designed by Dimi Lee) – Nominee for International Property Awards 2017 and 5-Star Best Office Architecture, China
Shanghai SCE Hongqiao North Plot 01 & 03

• Taipei European School – European Secondary Campus Redevelopment, Taipei, Taiwan (designed by Andy Wen) – Nominee for International Property Awards 2017 and 5-Star Best Public Service Architecture, Taiwan

• Zhuhai Holiday Resort Phase 1, Zhuhai, China (designed by Benjamin Chan) – Nominee for International Property Awards 2017 and 5-Star Best Hotel Architecture, China

• Gmond International Building, Shenzhen, China (designed by Andy Wen) – Award Winner, Mixed-use Architecture, China
Gmond International Building, Shenzhen, China

• Guiyang Huarong Financial Centre, Guiyang, China (designed by Benjamin Chan and Keith Griffiths) – Award Winner, Mixed-use Architecture, China
Guiyang Huarong Financial Centre by Aedas | www.e-architect.co.uk

• Shenzhen Centralcon Shang Sha Project, Shenzhen, China (designed by Wai Tang) – Award Winner, Mixed-use Architecture, China
Shenzhen Centralcon Shang Sha Project, Shenzhen, China

• Temple Mall, Hong Kong (designed by Cary Lau) – Award Winner, Retail Architecture, Hong Kong

• Nansha Riverside Garden Hotel (Sheraton Hotel), Nansha, China (designed by Dimi Lee) – Award Winner, Hotel Architecture, China
Nansha Riverside Garden Hotel

• Shishi Gold Coast Project, Shishi, China (designed by Dimi Lee) – Award Winner, Hotel Architecture, China

• Asimont Villas, Singapore (designed by Steven Thor) – Award Winner, Architecture Multiple Residence, Singapore
Asimont Villas, Singapore

The Asia Pacific Property Awards are part of the long-established International Property Awards and the winners are recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. These accolades distinguish excellence in the property industry worldwide and promote an international standard. The judging panel of the awards consists of tens of world renowned professionals.

13 Dec 2016
Aedas designs Best International Architecture

Main Building of Guangdong, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park, Zhuhai, by Aedas:
Main Building of Guangdong, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park, Zhuhai, by Aedas

13 December 2016 – Competing against projects from Europe, Africa and the Americas, Aedas-designed Main Building of Guangdong, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park in Zhuhai and The St. Regis Chengdu, both in China, were named the ultimate world’s Best International Office Architecture and Best International Hotel Architecture respectively at this year’s International Property Awards held in London.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza, Chengdu, China, by Aedas:
Evergrande Huazhi Plaza, Chengdu, China, by Aedas
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Main Building of Guangdong, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park, Zhuhai, China, by Aedas:
Main Building of Guangdong, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park, Zhuhai, China, by Aedas

Located on the Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, the Main Building of Guangdong, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park will serve as a headquarters with rentable offices, an exhibition centre, a business incubation centre, a service centre and more. Designed by Executive Director Leo Liu, it is envisioned to be a sharing platform for scientific research and development of traditional Chinese medicine.

The St. Regis Chengdu, China, by Aedas – Entrance:
The St. Regis Chengdu, China, by Aedas_Entrance
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The St. Regis Chengdu forms part of the Evergrande Huazhi Plaza, a large scale mixed-use development located at the heart of Chengdu and designed by Executive Director Ed Lam. All buildings within the development reveal elements of the natural landscape of Sichuan. The unitised glass curtain wall of the hotel expresses movement and verticality, while the granite cladding shows pride and firmness. The combination transforms the hotel tower into an architectural metaphor of mountain and waterfall.

St. Regis Chengdu, China, by Aedas, Outdoor swimming pool:
St. Regis Chengdu, China, by Aedas, Outdoor swimming pool

MOKO in Hong Kong, also designed by Ed Lam, was named Best Retail Architecture in Asia Pacific.

The International Property Awards are open to professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

St. Regis Chengdu hotel building by Aedas:
St. Regis Chengdu hotel building by Aedas

Aedas projects win four 2016 MIPIM Asia Awards

1 December 2016 – Aedas again withstood strong competitors from various Asian countries to win four 2016 MIPIM Asia Awards, including:

· Gold Award, Best Office and Business Development – Sina Plaza, Beijing, China, designed by Global Board Director Ken Wai

· Silver Award, Best Chinese Futura Mega Project – Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project, Chongqing, China, designed by Global Board Director Andy Wen

· Bronze Award, Best Futura Project – Taipei European School European Secondary Campus Redevelopment, Taipei, Taiwan, designed by Global Board Director Andy Wen

· Bronze Award, Best Chinese Futura Project – Qingdao Chengyang Cultural Arts and Sports Center, Qingdao, China

Sina Plaza, Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing, China
Sina Plaza
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Sina Plaza

Sina Plaza, the principal office for Nasdaq-listed SINA Corporation in China, reflects the infinity symbol ‘∞’ to express the concept of ‘limitless’ – as advances in media technology and information flow have opened up unlimited opportunities in the digital world. Drawing from the Chinese architectural heritage of courtyards, the building frames two major open courtyard gardens for the users. At the intersection or centre of the building is the main entrance and a focal point – the ‘Eye of Sina’ – an atrium space that serves as the main vertical circulation hub and features a 12-metre high conical media screen which displays current media information by Sina.com and Weibo.

Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project, Chongqing, China
Jiefangbei Book City in Chongqing
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Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project

Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retail shops, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Chongqing. The design drew inspirations from an ancient Chinese prose ‘Knowledge brings wealth’ to integrate book with the cultural elements of Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sitting at the core of the podium.

Taipei European School European Secondary Campus Redevelopment

Located in the beautiful Yangmingshan and adjacent to the famous Taipei Hwa Kang Art School, the design of Taipei European School European Secondary Campus Redevelopment takes into account local climatic conditions and draws its inspiration from traditional book cases used in China for book collection by creating a series of ‘shells’ on elevation. At the same time, the design maximises natural light and provides shading to the functional spaces while greatly reducing a reliance on artificial lighting and air conditioning.

Qingdao Chengyang Cultural Arts and Sports Center

Qingdao Chengyang Cultural Arts and Sports Center combines a theatre, museum, archive and sports venue in a holistic manner. The shape of the building is similar to a cut diamond, which the numerous changes in dimension reflect the colourful urban life of Chengyang. The façade uses Qingdao’s local stones to form a texture that is rich in geographical features.

Aedas projects win four 2016 MIPIM Asia Awards

The MIPIM Asia Awards recognise the property industry’s best and brightest, rewarding innovation and achievement in a variety of fields.

24 Nov 2016
Chengdu City Music Hall Complex, Wuhou, Chengdu, China
Architect: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
Chengdu City Music Hall Building
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Chengdu City Music Hall by Aedas
Winner of the Competition Entries – Future Projects category at World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2016.

1 Nov 2016
Aedas establishes innovation fund for architecture students at Tsinghua University, China

1 November 2016 – Aedas, the world’s only local and global architecture and design practice driven by global sharing of research, local knowledge and international practice, announced the setting up of the Aedas-Tsinghua Innovation Fund for the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University, one of the most prestigious universities in Beijing, China.

(Front row, left to right) Weimin Zhuang, Dean of School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,
and Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas:
Weimin Zhuang, Dean of School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas

The fund is specifically designated towards awarding outstanding architecture students and supporting innovation and research. During this and next school years, 20 scholarships will be given to well-rounded year three and four students who incorporate global elements into their design works. The fund will also be used to finance research, competitions and other valuable causes.

“Innovation and creativity are two important values at Aedas,” explained Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas. “As architects we constantly look to push the boundaries of what is possible in every project that we undertake. We value inspired and independently minded people who are passionate about design and want to excel.”

He also delivered a lecture “A New Urban Fabric: Porosity, Connectivity and Density” at the School to introduce his vision of city hubs that house more flexible and pedestrian-friendly structures; whereas Aedas’ Global Board Director Dr. Andy Wen gave another lecture “Inno-culturiage” about combining innovation, culture and heritage in every design.

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Recent Designs by Aedas

Regal Tower, Birmingham, England
Regal Tower Birmingham
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Aedas Architects – major building
An outline planning application for what could be the city centre’s tallest building, Regal Tower, has been submitted to Birmingham City Council by developers Regal Property Group. Subject to approval, the prime site on the corner of Broad Street and Sheepcote Street is set to become home to the 200m high Regal Tower, designed by internationally acclaimed Aedas Architects.

Salford BSF Schools, Manchester, England
Salford BSF School
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Salford School Buildings
Aedas Selected as Architect for Salford City Council’s new BSF Schools As part of the winning team “The Transformational Learning Partnership” which consists of Hochtief, Laing O’Rourke and RM Education (not an equity partner), Aedas has been commissioned to design Phases 1 and 2 of Salford City Council’s BSF Programme which will include eight schools over the next fi ve years, for a total value of over £200M. The initial part of Phase 1 will include the design and construction of two purpose built colleges (schools) to replace Walkden High School and Irlam and Cadishead Community High School.

Aedas Studio News

Aedas UK deputy chair Peter Oborn is to leave the worldwide architecture practice after nearly 29 years with the company.

He was formerly joint managing director and is also the vice president of International Relations at the RIBA. Peter Oborn graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Aedas – Key Projects

Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters, UAE
2008-
Abu Dhabi Investment Council
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Abu Dhabi project : Design competition winner

@bahrain, Bahrain
2009-
@bahrain

Almaty Sofitel Hotel, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2008-
Almaty Sofitel Hotel
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Kazakhstan project

Bothwell Plaza,Glasgow, Scotland
2009-
Bothwell Plaza
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Bothwell Street Hotel

Bridgewater Place tower, Leeds, England
2007
Bridgewater Place
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Bridgewater Place tower : Leeds’ tallest building – 110m high

Colmore Plaza, Birmingham, England
2008
Colmore Plaza
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Birmingham office development

Edinburgh Airport Rail Link, Scotland, UK
2007-
Edinburgh Airport Link
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Scottish project – abandoned late 2007

Forty Springardens, Manchester, England
2008
Forty Springardens
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Manchester Office

Haymarket Redevelopment, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2007-
Haymarket Station
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Haymarket Station

KPT Tower, Mai Kolachi, Port of Karachi, Pakistan
2007-11
KPT Tower
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KPT Tower Pakistan

Pentavia, Birmingham, England
2008
Pentavia Birmingham
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Birmingham development

Sennoi Market, Kiev, Ukraine
2008-
Sennoi Market
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Sennoi Market Development

Temple Circus Building, Bristol, England
2010-
Temple Circus Bristol
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Temple Circus Bristol

Zaporozhe Radisson Hotel, Ukraine
2008-
Zaporozhe Radisson Hotel
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Ukraine Hotel

More key projects by Aedas online soon

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Aedas Buildings

Building Designs by Aedas, no links, alphabetical:

Boulevard Plaza – proposal, Dubai
2007-

Chester Road development, Manchester, England
2007-
Office block + 14-storey apartment block

DAMAC Ocean Heights, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
2007-08
310m high; 82 storeys
Residential tower

Dumbarton Courthouse : Extension + Refurbishment, Scotland, UK
2007-08
B Listed building

The Emaar Towers, Dubai, UAE
2007-
Gateway to Burj Dubai development
42 & 34 storeys high

Empire Island Tower, The Shams, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2007-
230m high

Jebel Hafeet Resort Hotel, Al Ain, UAE
2007-

The Legs, UAE
2007
5-star hotel + service apartments + residential + offices

Ocean Heights 1 & 2, Dubai

Pentominium, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
2007-06
Due to be tallest residential tower in the world
516m high

Silverstrand – Residential development, Clearwater Bay Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
2006-

TG Harbour Complex – project, Lu Jia Ju district, Shanghai, China
(2005)

Tyumen City, Russia
2008-
Tyumen City
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U-Bora Tower – mixed-use development, Business Bay, Dubai
2007-
office + residential + retail
250m high

Wicker Riverside – proposal, Sheffield, England

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About Aedas
Aedas is the world’s only local and global architecture and design practice driven by global sharing of research, local knowledge and international practice. Our 1,400 creative minds with design studios across the globe create world-class design solutions with deep social and cultural understanding of the communities we design for. We create world-class design solutions that are tailored to the needs of cities and communities around the world.

We provide an inspiring environment to our most talented designers to deliver solutions that create a positive impact in the communities they are intended for. Our global platform provides all of our experts globally, with access to the latest thinking.

Currently Aedas has 12 global offices serving across Asia, Europe, Middle East and America. In 2016, the practice is ranked the world’s seventh largest architecture firm by internationally renowned magazine Building Design. Aedas provides architecture, arts, graphic design, interior design, landscape design, urban design and masterplanning services to a wide range of developments spanning across mixed-use, retail, office, residential, hotel, infrastructure, social infrastructure and urban planning, completing over 100 projects totalling over nine million square metres of space. Its projects have received a number of international and regional awards.

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