Aedas-designed The Beacon scores double win in Europe

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Aedas-designed The Beacon in Hong Kong was crowned the Best Tall Building Project at LEAF Awards 2018 and highly commended for Best Sustainable Project at Blueprint Awards 2018 in Europe.

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Executive Director Cary Lau drew inspirations from the city’s post-war structures to design The Beacon, setting an excellent example of contemporary interpretation of traditional architecture.

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In the early post-war years, it was common to create illegal iron balconies for residential units in Mongkok, a hyper-dense neighbourhood in Hong Kong, to maximise view and area.

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The building design reinterprets these structures in a modern way – the irregular protrusions create unobstructed views for each unit.

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Also inspired by the home gardens which people created on those iron balconies, a green wall on the podium façade is designed to further connect the building with the historical cityscape and offer more greenery at the pedestrian level.

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The LEAF Awards recognise innovative architectural designs that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural and design community; while the Blueprint Awards celebrate the brightest and best in the industry. Source and photos Courtesy of Aedas.

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