Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Season's Greetings 2016

Another year has passed. And a successful one. We have currently a few construction sites in Hong Kong and China, a diversity of projects, ranging from master plan to public space to commercial, residential and hotel design. 

One of our projects won the Beam Plus Platinum Award last months and we are proud about his achievement since it is a challenging operation to get this certification for a residential tower. 

One of our colleagues, Susanne Trumpf, was certified a BIM consultant of Graphisoft. And we are moving forward with the full integration of BIM into our work process. 

Ulrich Kirchhoff has been appointed member of the Advisory Committee  on the Appearance of Bridges and Associated Structures (ACABAS) and is hoping to contribute to the development of Hong Kong as a sustainable and visionary city.

Of course running and architecture business will never be stable. But you cannot expect stability from architecture alone. Unless  there is a profitable side business, architecture will always under perform economically. We expect things to worsen next year.

One of the challenges for the next year is the expansion of services and businesses under ICE. Further announcements in due time.

Until then we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Successful New Year 2017.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ICE wins BEAM PLUS PLATINUM (provisional)

We are proud to announce that our residential mixed use tower project in 48 Caine Road, Central, Hong Kong has received the highest environmental grading in Hong Kong: BEAM PLUS PLATINUM (provisional). 
The project is currently under construction and aims for site completion end of 2017.

Team: Ulrich Kirchhoff, Louise Low, Claudia Wigger, Arthur Bel, Tiffany Chow, Yiding Liu, Jeremy Son, Susanne Trumpf
Authorised Person: L&N Architects, Mr. Memphis Chao
Structural Engineer: Wong Cheng
E&M Engineer: Richmond
Environmental Consultant: Telemax

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