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Atkins’ architecture design wins International Property Award

January 8, 2019

The Atkins-designed Huarong Tower in Zhuhai, China, was crowned “Best International Mixed-use Architecture” and “Best Mixed-use Architecture Asia Pacific” at the International Property Awards 2018 in London. Earlier this year, the project won the “Best Mixed-use Architecture China” award at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018 and was nominated to represent Asia Pacific to compete with other regional winners on the international stage. 

International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

Bertil de Kleynen, Sector Director for architecture, planning, landscape and interiors at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins in Asia Pacific highlighted the interesting challenge of the project: “We had to provide a prominent landmark design, while at the same time being dwarfed by an adjacent gigantic mixed-use development. Our designers innovatively and carefully sculpted the two tower forms around each other, in a delicate yin & yang dance. This gentle sculptural form overlooking the water towards Macau was highly appreciated by both client and community.” 

“Congratulations to everyone in the team who contributed and collaborated on the Huarong Tower project for many years. Having another ‘world’s best’ in our portfolio is a great recognition of our passionate architecture team and their great effort to design award-winning projects that not only enhance value for our clients’ investments, but also raise their profiles at the national and international levels.” Bertil added. 

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins is no stranger on the stage of International Property Awards and the International Hotel Awards which focuses on the hospitality sector. The 461-metre supertall Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was crowned “World’s Best Architecture” at the International Property Awards 2017 held in London. The recently opened Quarry Hotel won “Best International Hotel Architecture” at International Hotel Awards 2013.

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