Nature-seekers and back-packers have long been drawn to Dali, in China’s Yunnan Province, by its natural beauty. Now the city, nestled between mountains and Lake Erhai, is putting arts and culture centre stage, with new developments, such as The Leas, offering a stunningly designed exhibition space to showcase local artistic themes.
For 18 years, the A&D Awards have set the benchmark for excellence in architecture and interior design within Greater China and beyond. They are highly respected for recognising and celebrating the most innovative and effective projects within the region by local and overseas practices.
A&D Awards 2021 offers some further refinements to the award categories, to better reflect the demands of today’s industry. We continue with our rigorous two-tier judging process, introduced with great success last year, with some of the world’s most talented and distinguished industry practitioners on the jury panels.
The awards are the perfect platform to showcase the best of your work to the wider A&D community, including leading suppliers, developers, industry bodies and government agencies. Winning a Gold, Silver or Bronze A&D Award is the ultimate accolade and serves as a powerful tool for growing your business in the Greater China region.
Kwun Tong, like Hong Kong itself, is undergoing constant change as industrial buildings make way for new commercial and retail developments. So, it’s appropriate that Time Loop – a new art piece celebrating the infinite rhythm of change by celebrated British designer Paul Cocksedge – has been installed at the entrance of the district’s Yue Man Square (YM2), thanks to a donation by the Sino Group.
The historic port city of Haikou, on China’s Hainan Island, has commissioned architects and artists from around the world to create 16 pavilions as part of an ambitious new cultural landmark project – and the first of them, The Cloudscape, has just opened to the public. If it’s anything to go by, the coastline will be a sight to behold when all the structures are completed, scheduled for the end of 2021.
The thing that impressed me was the youthful spirit. Young designers, young practitioners. You could feel the spirit and quality of their work. That’s encouraging.
Congratulations to the A&D Awards for celebrating excellence in architecture. I hope more professionals join in the coming years to make its impact even more far-reaching.
Thank you, A&D Awards. You’ve been an amazing support for our practice. Without you, I think we would not be where we are today.
The standard of entries was very high… I learnt a lot from them. I think they are an insight into Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.
My advice is if you don’t enter you will not know how good or bad you are. So enter and share your projects on a great platform of design.
I’ve seen some really good projects and outside the box concepts, so I can’t wait to see more interesting work next year.
I think the projects are of really high caliber, and the awards are an endorsement of the quality of design. I think everyone should support them.