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Recognition and Awards

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Recognition and Awards

In 2014, we were delighted to receive a number of recognition and awards that honour our efforts to promote sustainable development. Through participating in external events and different award schemes, we benchmark ArchSD’s sustainability performance against industry best practices and standards. It allows us to gain insights on the latest trend and best practices, and to identify room for improvement.

Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, the HKIA Annual Awards recognise outstanding architectures designed by local architects. During the year, our projects received a number of honours from the HKIA Annual Awards, which were as follows.


Sha Tin Community Green Station


Ko Shan Theatre New Wing

Green Building Award 2014

Green Building Award 2014 was jointly organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Professional Green Building Council. The Award aims to provide recognition to building-related projects with outstanding performance and contribution to sustainability and the built environment. Our achievements for this year were as follows.

New Buildings Category (Buildings under Construction)


Overall view of Trade and Industry Tower from Concorde Road

New Buildings Category (Completed Buildings)

New Buildings Category (Building Projects under Design)


Community Green Station (Eastern)

The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) Design Awards 2014

The awards are held bi-annually with an aim to promote excellence in landscape planning, design, and research; to recognise outstanding achievements; and to bring the work of landscape architects and students to the public's attention.

In HKILA Design Awards 2014, we were honoured to have "Jordan Valley Park" bestowed the Silver Award and the following 5 projects granted the Merit Award:

Jordan Valley Park
North Lantau Hospital Phase I

Structural Excellence Award

The Structural Excellence Award is organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Joint Structural Division). It aims to promote excellence in structural engineering demonstrated through the design and construction of buildings and structures.

In 2014, we were honoured to receive two awards for our projects as follows.


The Former Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Premises now becomes a Community and Public Art Centre

The International Architecture Awards

Organised by the Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design, the International Architecture Awards bring important commercial, corporate, institutional, and residential work to the attention of the global community. This year's awards honored built and unbuilt projects created in 2011-2015. We were honoured to receive the International Architecture Awards 2014 for the following projects:

Stanley Waterfront
Stanley Municipal Services Building

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence 2014

ULI began the awards programme in 1979 with an objective of recognising not only excellence in a project’s architecture and design, but also factors that go beyond good design, including leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public/private partnership, environmental protection and enhancement etc. Our achievements for this year were as follows.


Tamar Development Project

World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2014

WAF Awards is the world’s largest awards programme for the global architecture community to learn and share experience. It is also a showcase of innovative design solutions with awards presented by distinguished judges. Our achievements for this year were as follows.

Hong Kong Velodrome
Tiu Keng Leng Sports Centre, Tiu Keng Leng Public Library (Photo source : Project Architect Ronald Lu & Partners)

Good Design Award 2014

The Good Design Award has been organised for 59 years. It is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. It recognises good designs which bring advancements to society. We received the following accolades this year.


Transformation of the Former Police Married Quarters Site on Hollywood Road into a Creative Industries Landmark

Design for Asia Awards 2014

Since its launch in 2003, Design for Asia Awards has been the flagship programme of Hong Kong Design Centre to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. We are honoured to receive a number of recognition for the following architectural projects.

Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building
Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex

Quality Building Award (QBA) 2014

QBA is a biennial award giving public recognition to buildings of outstanding quality that have demonstrated excellent teamwork. The Award was jointly organised by nine local professional organisations in Hong Kong. Its mission is to promote a collective commitment by the building industry to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and competiveness. Our project "Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex" was granted the Merit Award – Hong Kong Non-Residential (New Building) in QBA 2014.


Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex

Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD) Urban Design Awards

The HKIUD Urban Design Awards 2014 aims at recognising urban design related projects with outstanding performance and contribution to promoting excellence in Urban Design. The awards have divided into Built Project and Plan / Concept categories. During the year, our "Sai Kung Waterfront Park" and "Stanley Waterfront" were granted the Merit Award (Built project Category).

Design for Well-being Award (DWA)

Jointly organised by the Alliance for Healthy Cities (China Hong Kong Chapter) and Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, DWA aims to acknowledge, celebrate, promote and inspire creative solutions that improve well-being and healthy living in contemporary cities. During the year, our "Additional Columbarium at Diamond Hill" received the recognition of Space Design Merit.

Hong Kong BIM Awards 2014

Hong Kong BIM Awards 2014 recognise outstanding project teams which deployed Building Information Modelling (BIM) in building projects. Our use of BIM in the preparation of record drawings for the "Lady Ho Tung Welfare Centre" and "Old Dairy Farm Senior Staff Quarters" received Honourable Mention by the Jury.

Hong Kong Flower Show 2014

The Hong Kong Flower Show is organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department annually. In 2014, the theme flower was “Kalanchoe” and the theme was “Blossoms of Joy”. Our flower display was awarded the Grand Award for Design Excellence (Landscape Display).

ArchSD received the Grand Award for Design Excellence (Landscape Display) for its flower display
Our flower display

K-Design Award 2015

K-Design Award 2015 is an international contest with adjudication panel memebers from Korea, USA, Europe, etc. The Award aims to recognise products and outstanding ideas with great design. Our Sustainability Report 2014 “Our Green Map” won the K-Design Award 2015 in the communication category.

K-Design Award Certificate
ArchSD Sustainability Report 2014 “Our Green Map”


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