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What we do / Architecture / Mixed use / Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District
25 October 2018
The Beacon by Cary Lau receives a Merit Award at HKIA Annual Awards 2017/18

The Beacon in Hong Kong, designed by Aedas, received a Merit Award of Hong Kong - Commercial Building at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards 2017/18.

Executive Director Cary Lau drew inspirations from the city’s post-war structures to design The Beacon, setting an excellent example of contemporary interpretation of traditional architecture. In the early post-war years, it was common to create illegal iron balconies for residential units in Mongkok, a hyper-dense neighbourhood in Hong Kong, to maximise view and area. The building reinterprets these structures in a modern way – the irregular protrusions create unobstructed views for each unit. Also inspired by the home gardens which people created on those iron balconies, a green wall on the podium façade is designed to further connect the building with the historical cityscape and offer more greenery at the pedestrian level.

Established since 1965, HKIA Annual Awards recognise outstanding architecture designed by its members. It is the most important architectural award programme in Hong Kong.