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What we do / Architecture / Mixed use / Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District
30 May 2018
The Beacon by Cary Lau recognised at S.ARCH 2018 AWARDS

The Beacon in Hong Kong received the Jury’s Honourable Mention for Completed Project - Residential at S.ARCH 2018 AWARDS.

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.

The S.ARCH AWARDs recognise the best completed projects and conceptual designs, and encourage building concepts and designs that successfully set new standards in architecture. The awards also recognise new developments in sustainable architecture.