Aedas’ Chinese designs win top awards

Aedas’ Chinese designs win top awards

Two projects by Aedas in China have been awarded top prizes in the International Architecture Awards 2014.

The Guangzhou Commercial Showcase Complex and Center 66 were named as top in the competition run by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

“We are thrilled to receive two awards from the renowned Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design with our high-density mixed-use projects,” said Keith Griffiths, chairman of Aedas.

“Aedas global platform for creative excellence in design enables some of the world’s most talented designers to plug into the latest information and delivery systems they need to produce truly world-class design solutions.”

Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, Guangzhou Commercial Showcase Complex is part of the larger Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex.

Center 66, designed by Christine Lam and David Clayton, is a mixed-use development in Wuxi, China. It consists of two historic theatre stages and a hall dating from the Ming dynasty. These have been  preserved and integrated into a large public plaza, which comprises two office towers and the city’s largest shopping mall.

The International Architectural Awards reward new and cutting-edge design. Organised by the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, they also promotes international architecture and design to the global public audience.

This year the museum received over 100 projects from 28 nations and the award winners were selected by a group of American architects and educators.

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