'A Nicely Executed Blend of Old and New': Tianqiao Performing Arts District

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the recipients of its distinguished Honor Awards for 2015. SOM's Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts District Master Plan won in the Regional & Urban Design Category. Below are comments about the project from the jury.

"The project has dedicated significant resources to both the old and the new — it attempts to keep the old and find a strategy to work with it."

"The blend of tradition and new development is nicely executed. The project ties together important cultural places and reintroduces urban farming and a business district."

"Rapidly growing cities around the world put demands on existing communities for density and development, and this project is significant in light of its attention to these issues."

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