Sadly, many bookstores have struggled to survive in the digital era. So it’s heartening to see a beautifully designed bookstore open in the harbour city of Qingdao, thanks to a collaboration between Hong Kong studio Karv One Design, mainland developer China Vanke and local bookseller Yan Ji You.
Introducing your awards
For 17 years, the A&D Awards have set the benchmark for excellence in architecture and
interior design and are respected as the most prestigious awards within this sector in the
This year, A&D Awards 2020 brings the best of the A&D Trophy Awards and A&D China Awards
together into one streamlined awards program.
All categories have been overhauled and we have introduced new categories, including future
developments and innovation & technology, to better reflect the demands of today’s industry.
We are applying an even more rigorous two-tier judging process working with some of the
most talented and respected industry practitioners on the jury panels.
What hasn’t changed is that A&D Awards 2020 is the preferred platform for architecture and
interior design practices to showcase the best of your work to the wider industry – to industry
associations and suppliers, developers, clients and public sector agencies.
Winning a Gold, Silver or Bronze A&D Award is the ultimate accolade for any individual and
professional practice and serves as a powerful tool for growing your business in the Greater
It was an intimidating challenge – to design an intimate omakase counter in Hong Kong for Mitsuhiro Araki, the only Japanese chef in the world to have earned three Michelin stars for his signature restaurants in Tokyo and London. But Design East’s Yuki Yasukagawa knew her team had nailed it when the legendary sushi master first set eyes on the elegant 12-seat restaurant. “He loved it,” she recalls.
Described as the most liveable city in China, Zhuhai was recently connected to Hong Kong and Macau by the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world. Now it’s about to get a brand new 52-hectare neighbourhood, Jiuzhou Bay, inspired by the city’s maritime history and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).
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.
We all had a wonderful time. Everything was just perfect meeting old friends and making new friends, too.
We believe in international connections and experiencing new craftsmanship and new ways to develop architecture. We were really happy to be there.
Who can enter
A&D Awards 2020 recognise and celebrate the very best in architecture and interior design within the Greater China Region which comprises China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The eligibility period is completed projects between January 1 2019 and June 30 2020.*
The awards are open to architecture and interior design practices, product designers and industry suppliers based in Greater China and architecture and interior design practices, product designers and industry suppliers based outside of Greater China who have completed a project or supply products and services within Greater China between January 1 2019 and June 30 2020.*
(*with the exception of Architecture Future Development Awards, see categories)