Sometimes the strangest situations occur: I was sitting alone on a mountain top in Hong Kong, taking an afternoon off office, wondering if it was a wise idea to join this game of architecture business, where every young student has more design skill to offer than us, every MBA has more cunning and business mind, when I received a call that we won this year's Asia Pacific Property Award for the best mixed use architecture, beating heavy weights of the industry in that category.
We are not doing architecture for awards, but for the good of the user. In that sense, it doesn't actually mean that much, but this is still an encouragement to all of us for all the hard work and effort everybody has put into office and projects to make this place an exciting spot on the map to work in. We are very grateful for that opportunity to be named one of the best practices in Asia Pacific.
Team: Ulrich Kirchhoff, Louise Low, Claudia Wigger, Minh Le Van, Arthur Bel, Keith Chung, Hugo Ma, Tim Mao, Christopher Tan
Local Architect: Trinity
2011, ice - ideas for contemporary environments