A jury of professional sustainability experts have awarded SOM with a 2019 Green Good Design Award for the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City Master Plan. The award program is organized by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum.
Three SOM projects are scheduled to compete in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards program at the 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference. The conference will take place in Shenzhen, China and is hosted by CTBUH.
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City was named one of the three design projects to receive a 2018 "AllSpark Award" during a celebration in January 2019. SOM's design calls for transforming agricultural land into a development that prioritizes sustainability, urban livability, and economic opportunity.
The SOM Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 China Prize through April 12th, 2019. Architecture and urban design students in China are eligible for the prize; each of three winners will receive a $5,000 traveling fellowship to pursue original research proposals.
Poly International Plaza has received a 2018 A&D Trophy Award from Perspective magazine. Formerly known as The Perspective Awards, the competition celebrates excellence in architecture, interior design, and product design across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
SOM's Jin Mao Tower was honored with the inaugural Hudec Architectural Culture Award on October 27th, 2018. The tallest building in China at the time of its completion, Jin Mao's design echoes the form of the ancient Chinese pagoda and remains a leading model of skyscraper design in the country.
On November 5th, 2018, SOM's Thomas Kinzl and Weiqi Wang will speak at the China Design Open Course symposium in Zhengzhou, China. The event is part of a country-wide consortium and showcases culturally significant architectural landmarks.
On November 1st, 2018, SOM's Mark Sarkisian will speak at the University of Hong Kong's Shanghai Study Centre. The title of his presentation, which is part of the school's 2018 Fall Public Lecture Series, is "A Dialogue of Structure, Architecture, and City."
Poly International Plaza has received an Award of Merit in Azure Publishing's eighth annual AZ Awards for Design Excellence. The multi-tower project in Beijing won in the Commercial/Institutional Architecture (over 1,000 square meters) category.
Forbes includes the Guiyang Cultural Plaza Tower in a roundup of supertall buildings in progress around the world. The 1,709-foot-tall skyscraper is slated for completion in 2020, at which point it will be the tallest building in Guiyang, China.
Shum Yip Tower One received the 2018 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of New York. The project, part of the Shen Ye Upperhills Mixed-Use Development in Shenzhen, China, was honored in the New Buildings category.
Two SOM projects were honored with Awards of Merit at the 2018 AEI Forum. The New Consulate Compound was recognized in the Architectural Engineering Integration category, and the Bank of Beijing Science and Technology Research and Development Center was honored in the Mechanical category.
The Architect's Newspaper reports on Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a 54-story mixed-use tower planned for Hangzhou, China. The project, which is anticipated to be complete in 2021, will include more than 100,000 square meters of office, hotel, and retail space.
SOM has joined the U.S.-China CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization's Race to Zero, an environmental initiative geared toward influencing global companies to pursue zero-carbon and zero-waste practices. The campaign provides resources for reducing carbon emissions and waste.
Archinect spotlights the newly released renderings of Hangzhou Wangchao Center in Hangzhou, China. The tower's expressive silhouette, the result of an integrated architectural and engineering solution, includes a curved facade and a multistory crown.