For interior designer Michael Chan, preserving a heritage building like Hong Kong’s iconic State Theatre, is only part of the design challenge. “We also need to identify what was inspirational about the design in the first place and take that forward,” he says. Chan is part of the design team at New World Development which picked up two Interior Design awards in the 2020 A&D Awards.
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. Make sure you’re a part of A&D Awards 2021!
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE
Who can enter
A&D Awards 2021 recognises the very best in architecture and design within the Greater China Region which comprises China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. It is open to:
Architecture and interior design practices based within Greater China who have completed a project in Greater China or elsewhere in the world between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2021.
Product designers and industry suppliers who have designed a new product used in a commercial or residential development within Greater China completed between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2021.
Architecture and interior design practices based outside Greater China who have completed a project or product within Greater China between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2021.
For Architecture – Future Developments, practices must have responded to a client brief for a new development within Greater China. The Innovation and Technology awards are open to any practice, company or organisation that has created an Architecture / Interior Design project within Greater China between I January 2020 and 30 June 2021 that makes best use of I&T.
Deadlines: Early Bird closes on 14 May 2021. Final Entries close on 30 June 2021.
The gentrification of Kennedy Town took another giant step forward this year with the opening of 2CS, a community-centric retail and entertainment hub featuring the first independent movie cinema in Hong Kong’s western district. Local studio 4N Design has pulled off a magical transformation that blends beautifully with the local streetscape.
One of England’s most traditional schools, St Bees, has opened its first school in China in a former shoe factory, thanks to brilliant transformation by Hong Kong-based studio, Orient Occident Atelier. OOA preserved much of the factory’s structure, adding a red brick façade as an unmistakable nod to the classic red sandstone buildings that house the UK school, founded by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1853.
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.