Perspective magazine honored Poly International Plaza with a 2018 A&D Trophy Award. The project won in the Best Commercial, Retail and Office category. Formerly known as The Perspective Awards, the annual program celebrates excellence in architecture, interior design, and product design across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. This year's award winners were honored on November 16th in Hong Kong.
Located midway between the Forbidden City and Beijing Capital Airport, Poly International Plaza comprises a main tower and two smaller supporting towers. The elliptical footprint of the three towers frees the buildings from the rigid geometry of the adjoining urban fabric, allowing the landscape of surrounding parks to continue seamlessly through the site. Inspired by Chinese paper lanterns, the design of the main tower’s exterior is formed by a continuous diagrid pattern, with a jewel-like faceting that shimmers as it reflects the sky.