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What we do / Architecture / Mixed use / Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District
03 December 2014
Design for Asia

Further to its winning of a Gold Award for Best Urban Regeneration Project at 2014 MIPIM Asia Awards, Art Community: Revitalisation Project at Mallory Street/Burrows Street, Wan Chai, also received a merit recognition for Culture, Public and Exhibition Space at this year’s Design for Asia Awards.  
This revitalisation project conserves a rare and intact shophouse ensemble dated 1910s (listed Grade 2 historic building in Hong Kong) and revitalises the old district of Wan Chai by providing a public open space within a tight urban site, preserving historic buildings and upgrading them to comply with current building regulations, and revitalising it into a community-based art and cultural centre. Aedas revived the traditional architectural fabric for modern leisure and commercial use with an innovative design to conserve historic features, consolidate structures, improve indoor environment and renovate to comply with the current building regulations. Designed by Edward Leung, this revitalisation project respects historic changes, faithfully reinstates the more intact portions and features, as well as introduces contemporary design and materials to the remaining blocks, presenting the 100-year evolving urban streetscape of Wan Chai.

DFAA is the flagship programme of Hong Kong Design Centre to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. DFAA has grown in strength since its launch in 2003. It commends the best designs based on their design excellence and projects with commercial and societal success and/ or impact in Asia.