Poly International Plaza received an Award of Merit in the 2018 AZ Awards for Design Excellence. The annual awards program is an initiative of Azure Publishing, a magazine and media company that focuses on contemporary architecture and design. AZ Awards are presented for architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design projects, in addition to products, concepts, and student work.
Poly International Plaza was recognized in the Commercial/Institutional Architecture (over 1,000 square meters) category. Located in Beijing's Dawangjing business district, the plaza comprises three towers. With a distinctive faceted design inspired by Chinese paper lanterns, the main tower's structural framework is based on the diagrid, or diagonal grid system. Created by an interdisciplinary team of architects and engineers, this structural design allows the tower to meet seismic requirements and climate conditions while supporting its sustainable performance.
Poly International Plaza was chosen as one of 64 finalists out of 997 submissions from 46 countries. Finalists were recognized at the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto, where awards of Merit and Excellence were presented. All winners and finalists were featured in Azure's July/August issue.