Global architectural practice LWK + PARTNERS was named Gold Winner for Best Futura Project in the prestigious MIPIM Asia Awards 2019 with Gallium Valley Science Park in Hangzhou, at the gala dinner in Hong Kong on 27 November. The project was recognised for its perceptive, innovative design offering inspiration for the future of sustainable, integrated workplaces.
Hangzhou Gallium Valley Science Park is at the heart of the Cloud Valley technology cluster in Hangzhou, China, aiming to promote the development of e-commerce and the artificial-intelligence sector. The project advocates a new office-park typology that blends greenery and communal spaces in the work environment, encouraging work-life balance in a professional industry. It will house laboratories, co-working spaces, sports facilities, exhibition venues, restaurants and retail outlets to make up an all-round programme for its future users.
“It is our great honour to receive the award and know that our design values are widely shared by stakeholders across the region,” said Ferdinand Cheung, Director of LWK + PARTNERS. “We thank all who recognised our work and look forward to collaborating with those who share our belief for a sustainable future.”
Established in 2007, the annual MIPIM Asia Awards are one of the most respected recognitions in the Asian real estate industry, celebrating exemplary property developments which demonstrate exceptional design and vision. It is part of the MIPIM Asia Summit that took place during 26-27 November this year in Hong Kong, which drew over 700 participants from 36 countries around the world to exchange on diverse topics concerning the prospect of Asian markets. Ferdinand Cheung was also a panellist at the “Retail as a lifestyle: going towards mixed-use” discussion.
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