10 Jul 24

Honored with five awards at the 10th CREDAWARD

Woods Bagot shone at the10th CREDAWARD ceremony organized by DJSER in Shanghai, earning accolades for five projects across planning, mixed-use, commercial, and workplace sectors.

Woods Bagot Director Pearl Huang was honored as the Elite Design Leader during the ceremony, being a tribute to her individual achievements and our brand’s strength. Celebrating alongside her were Principal and regional client leader Christopher Lye, Associate Principals Katsuhiro Ozawa and Dennis Chan, and Senior Interior Designer Sumsum Leung. 

Congratulations to all clients and teams for the collaborative efforts. See the award winning projects below:

Nanjing Yicheng WuHuaLi Retail Street  

Merit Award – Future Project 

Spanning 800 meters across five plots, the project is a large-scale retail development located in Nanjing, China, aiming to create a seamless and accessible environment designed by Woods Bagot and SEU ARCH (Plot 1,5 and 6). It honors the city’s cultural heritage by integrating traditional elements with modern architecture. The project includes open plazas for community engagement and easy access to the waterfront, promoting community engagement while fostering a sense of belonging and promoting social interaction among its visitors.

Tianjin Jinmao Plaza

Merit Award – Urban Regeneration 

A transformative project in a major port city of China, Tianjin Jinmao Plaza is an exemplar of sustainable urban regeneration. Completed in 2022, the project stands on the site of the historic Tianjin Thermal Factory, integrating the past with the present in a dynamic blend of retail, lifestyle, ecology, culture, and education. The concept of transformation was central to the project’s design philosophy, leading to the creation of a modern commercial complex that respects the site’s history as the city’s first electricity-generating plant.

Shenyang JoyCity Hub E

Merit Award – Comprehensive Commercial Project 

Situated amidst the 400-year-old commercial hub of Middle Street and the historic Mukden Palace, the project is a modern interpretation of a palace square, fostering a community spirit and cutting-edge retail in northeastern China. The design encapsulates the city’s legacy while embracing future trends, featuring the “Mega Loop” for a seamless retail experience and a striking façade that pays homage to local heritage.

Shenzhen Yanlord Dream Center 

Merit Award – Public Building Interior / Shopping Mall 

Shenzhen Yanlord Dream Center is set to pioneer a borderless retail experience. The design concept aims to break traditional boundaries and create a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, offering a unique shopping experience and blurring the lines between retail, entertainment, and culture.

Standard Chartered Bank Shanghai Headquarters

Merit Award – Public Building Interior/Headquarters /Office

Woods Bagot’s expertise shines in the Shanghai Standard Chartered Bank Headquarters, blending functionality with a tribute to Shanghai’s cultural mosaic. The design seamlessly connects different levels, capturing the city’s contrasts from the woven alleys of Shanghai’s Longtang on Level 16 to the vibrant Huangpu Promenade on Level 18. Innovative features like a sky lobby, green terraces, and panoramic views enhance the user experience. The design also reflects the bank’s commitment to sustainability and employee well-being.

Spanning various sectors, these recognitions highlight the global studio’s dedication to enhancing local communities and urban life through ‘People Architecture’. With a collaborative approach and deep understanding of local contexts, Woods Bagot has created projects that positively impact the communities they serve. 

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