NEWS : 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
Once a small fishing village, Hong Kong has become a cosmopolitan and energetic city nowadays!
While the architecture and urban planning always represent the wisdom of Tetris of Architectural field, 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong) has themed ‘City Smarts: Density 2.0’, it shows the smart design of Hong Kong architecture. P&T is one of the exhibitors this year, if you would like to learn more about our design, please come to visit us at Hysan Place 9/F!
AWARDS & RECOGNITION: P&T Group honoured at leading industry awards in Hong Kong and Middle East
P&T Group’s award-winning legacy has continued, with the architecture and engineering firm picking up awards at two major ceremonies this season for work in Hong Kong and Dubai
P&T Group’s impressive sustainable design credentials were further boosted with the HKIA (Hong Kong Institute of Architects) Special Architectural Award – Architectural Sustainability 2016/17 for the Hong Kong team’s work on T PARK in association with Vasconi. Located in the New Territories, T PARK is the city’s first self-sustained sludge treatment facility.
T PARK is one of the most technologically sophisticated facilities of its kind anywhere in the world, and marks a significant step forward in Hong Kong’s waste-to-energy journey. T PARK combines a variety of advanced technologies into a single complex, bringing together sludge incinerators with power generation, desalination, educational and ecological facilities that showcase the benefits of the waste-to-energy approach in waste management.
The impressive structure was designed and constructed with commitment to a ‘full-life cycle’ of materials, with the manufacturing of building materials, processes of construction, delivery of equipment as well as the planning of eventual dismantling and waste disposal all following stringent environmental guidelines. Eco-materials like low emissivity glass, paving blocks with recycled constituents and recycled plastic timber decking were widely utilised as building and landscaping materials, while inside a large number of fender woods from the former Wan Chai ferry pier and other pre-used materials were upcycled for furniture use. From the outside, the streamlined architectural design of T PARK’s main plant building blends in with the surrounding scenery and enables optimal use of daylight while minimising the need for artificial lighting, and green building roofs provide extra heat insulation with minimal energy expenditure.
P&T Group Dubai have joined the winners’ circle this season with an award at the 11th MEP ME (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Middle East) Awards, with their yet-to-be-completed construction for the InterContinental Hotel in Mina al Arab, UAE, highly commended in the category Plumbing Project of the Year.
The leading industry publication for the Gulf Cooperation Council, the awards are held annually by MEP Middle East Magazine, an imprint of ITP Media Group, one of the largest media companies in the Middle East. Located in a new community development just outside the northern coastal city of Ras al Khaimah, the InterContinental Mina al Arab, once complete, will house 352 keys, comprising 237 main hotel rooms, 78 club rooms and 37 exclusive villas and chalets. The latest commendation comes off the back of the firm being listed in the Top 20 MEP Consultants in the Middle East by MEP Middle East Magazine in 2016, as well as other award wins for high-profile projects such as the Burj Rafal Tower (Riyadh, 2014), Palm Jumeriah Hotel, Resort & Residences (2017, Dubai), and Bourdillon No.4 (Lagos, under construction), for which P&T Group provided architecture, structure and MEP services.
With the Dubai office continuing to grow in both staff numbers and geographical reach, currently serving clients on projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, the latest nod is another feather in the cap for the prolific firm.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION : 2017 MIPIM Asia Awards for the Best Futura Project
Congratulations! Our project The Quayside has been awarded the Gold Winner in 2017 MIPIM Asia Awards for the Best Futura Project! Keep up the good work!
NEWS: Symphony of the Century: Witness 100 years of evolution on Shanghai's famous Bund
Interwar Shanghai had it all: a booming economy, buzzing cultural scene and a nightlife that rivaled the world’s best. Such was its standing that it became known during that time as the “Paris of the East” – no small claim, but one that was more than justified if for no other reason than its tree-lined boulevards and majestic architecture. And if it were the Paris of the East, there’s no doubt that its Champs Elysee would have been the world-famous Bund.
The Bund, Shanghai – Past and Present
(Photo credit – Top: Leo Baeck Institute Bottom:travelwithjoshcohen.com)
Following the path of the curvilinear Huangpu River, the Bund and its architecture have stood the test of time – and war – to represent the grandeur of old Shanghai, its river-fronted buildings proudly standing to face the ‘new’ Shanghai, represented as a brash juxtaposition by the hypermodern steel structures that now populate the other side. This month, the history and majesty of the Bund will be explored in a brand new exhibition, Symphony of the Century: Exhibition of Oil Paintings on the Historical Changes of the Bund of Shanghai, a showcase of over 100 canvases by more than 80 painters to encourage the viewer to appreciate the significant heritage of the Bund. The exhibition has been brought to Shanghai by JiuShi Group, who own and manage many of the historical buildings along the Bund, and who have also commissioned over 80 artists to capture the essence of the waterfront promenade and to tell its story from its early days until now. In showcasing the Bund over its storied history, the exhibition aims to promote its cultural, architectural and artistic aspects, as well as its influence on Shanghainese culture and way of life over time. The paintings depict the Bund in vivid colour from a range of different perspectives and at different times of the year. The exhibition will not only show the architectural changes on Shanghai’s famous waterfront promenade, but also explore changes in time and culture.
Official media release by Shanghai Jiushi Group: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/t9l0UnbzaXq3HU6uwssvcg
Master Painter Mr. Fang Shicong (third from the left) and guest with representatives from P&T Group
In line with the firm’s ongoing legacy for community outreach and to prepare to celebrate its 150th Anniversary, P&T is proud to support this landmark exhibition, both as testament to the firm’s lasting legacy in Shanghai, as well as its continued role in shaping the modern metropolis. The firm’s work on the famous promenade includes the Union Building (1916), HSBC (1923), Customs House (1927), Peace Hotel (1929) and Bank of China (1937). P&T continues to shape modern Shanghai, with more recent thought-leading projects such as the award-winning The Hub, Raffles City, and 1 & 2 Corporate Avenue. Ultimately though, a city is the sum of its parts – P&T is proud to have been given the opportunity to contribute the past, present and future of Shanghai. This sentiment is echoed in this exhibition, which will both activate a sense of nostalgia while at the same time looking into what the future might hold.
(From Left to Right) Mr. Henry Yip, Architect & Director, P&T Group Shanghai; Mr. Xia Bao Yuan, Master Painter; and Mr. Cao Yi, Master Painter
Symphony of the Century is open until 15 November, 2017. See it at Hall No3-4, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai Yan'an West Road No.1609.
P&T PUBLICATION: P&T E-magazine issue 4 - Transforming The Belt and Road Cities (CHI Ver.)
Be sure to check out our new e-magazine about Transforming The Belt and Road Cities in Chinese version!