Can architects make good politicians? Absolutely, says Winnie Ho, who once designed commercial properties for local architectural firm Ho & Partners and is now Hong Kong’s Secretary of Housing. “I always see myself as an architect,” she says. And good architecture, like good politics, is all about putting people first.
WINNERS REVEALED ON A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
The winners of the A&D Awards and 40 Under 40 Awards for 2023 have been revealed at another spectacular PERSPECTIVE Gala Dinner, this time at Hong Kong’s luxurious Kerry Hotel.
More than 230 luminaries of the architecture and design community gathered to celebrate the best work and brightest young talent of the past 18 months. The packed ballroom was alive with anticipation and excitement as all the winners were revealed.
Winning studios came from as far afield as Europe and North America, Singapore, India, and Macau, as well as Hong Kong and the mainland. Industry association leaders and many of our internationally recognised judges were among those who spoke and presented awards on the night.
Seven world-class studios were in the running for the ultimate award – the Practice of the Year. It was awarded to the delighted team from KPF (see right below).
Click on the buttons below to see all the winners of both awards. The A&D Awards section also includes a photo gallery of fun moments at the Gala Dinner and presentations of all awards.
We at PERSPECTIVE offer our hearty congratulations to all the winners and our sincere thanks to the judges, supporting organisations and participants.
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One of the burning questions for architects and designers today is how to re-imagine the workplace to help companies lure employees back into the office after pandemic-induced bouts of remote working. The team at Benoy took on the challenge with its new Singapore studio, with a focus on flexibility, wellness and productivity, and is justifiably proud of the result.
In the 25 years since a Cathay Pacific A340 aircraft took off from Kai Tak for the last time, the former airport and its surrounds have been transformed into a thriving urban precinct with new hospitals, schools, parks, an MTR station, an international cruise terminal and later this year, two new stadiums. Now there’s a new landmark project, AIRSIDE, rising above Kai Tak station, which pays homage to the city’s manufacturing history and sets a new benchmark for sustainable design.
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.