Posted on: November 29th, 2020
On 12th November, the world-renowned American Institute of Architects (AIA) – AIA Hong Kong 2020 Honours and Awards has selected Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP) as the recipient of the “Architecture Firm Award 2020”. With Ronald Lu and Partners as the sole winner recognized in 10 years, the award truly honours the firm’s humanistic design approach and sustainable contributions to the community, which goes beyond aesthetics to integrate socially conscious design.
The 2020 Architecture Firm of the Year Jury was especially “impressed with the design quality of the firm’s work demonstrating an unparalleled depth and breadth of completed work and for designing many buildings that provide a sense of place and connection to the natural environment.” RLP’s collaborative spirit and commitment to research were also cited as considerations for the commendation.
For almost five decades, RLP has been dedicated to improving the quality of life with built environment in Hong Kong, mainland China and the wider Asian region, setting a new benchmark for humanistic design. “We are thrilled to be internationally recognized for our efforts to address some of the most challenging issues facing architects. By harnessing the power of design, we’ve been able to address the sustainable 2 regeneration of urban areas, promote safety and wellness, and achieve positive socio-cultural change for all generations.” says Bryant Lu, Vice Chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP).
[Caption Image 1: Integral in Guilin, China demonstrates how RLP’s design strategy delivers both beauty and function in balance, connecting people to place, culture and heritage. Photo credit: Wu Qingshan]
The firm has been pivotal in building awareness of building and sustainability issues by engaging the public, industry and government while developing thoughtful and practical solutions tailored for Asia’s unique environment. Some of the award-winning projects, such as Xiqu Centre reflect a collective effort to develop the capacity of architecture that can encourage radical thinking and practically about the future city. Integral project has been recognised for its sensitivity to context, demonstrating how RLP’s design strategy delivers both beauty and function in balance, connecting people to place, culture and heritage. The projects highlight the importance of environmentally conscious design with the goal to leave a positive impact on both location and community.
In addition, RLP is being recognized for their research that has positively influenced and improved building code in Hong Kong. The firm follows a research-led approach that emphasizes public engagement in devising collective strategies to create new urban solutions to improve the city.
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About Ronald Lu & Partners
Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP) is a design-led architecture firm with a vision to design a better life and redefine sustainability. We have over 550 trusted advisors across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. RLP is an industry changer, our focuses and areas of excellence are many: transit-oriented development (TOD), transportation, mixed use, retail, dining and entertainment (RDE), civic and community, culture, Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing, education, healthcare and wellness, luxury residential and interior design services. RLP has collaborated with over a thousand international partners and has been involved in award-winning projects all over the globe.
AIA Hong Kong Architecture Firm Award 2020 (Statement of the Jury)
“The 2020 Architecture Firm of the Year Jury has selected Ronald Lu & partners as the recipient of the Architecture Firm Award 2020. The jury was impressed with the design quality of the firm’s work demonstrating an unparalleled depth and breadth of completed work and for designing many buildings that provide a sense of place and connection to the natural environment, for collaborating with the other AIA and international architects to promote the growth of our profession, and for your firm’s commitment to research that has positively influenced and improved the building code in Hong Kong.”Read More: NEWS | Architecture News | Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP)