Arthaus. Credit: Elevated Angles.

HKUST Guangzhou’s University Activity Center. Credit: TAL.

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Three KPF Projects Win American Architecture Awards

Arthaus, HKUST Guangzhou, and the HKUST(GZ) University Activity Center were honored in the program organized by the Chicago Athenaeum.

Comprised of 108 residential units and more than 36,000 square feet of amenities, Arthaus is set along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. The building’s podium of brick and terra cotta contrasts the tower’s high-performance glass façade, denoting the differentiation in programming. The project was honored in the Multi-Family Housing category.

Recognized in the Schools and Universities category, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Guangzhou spans 1,000,000 square feet, incorporating three canals into the design of the research campus. Targeting carbon neutrality and zero water waste, the campus is a model for sustainable universities and a catalyst for innovation in the Greater Bay Area.

Within HKUST(GZ), the University Activity Center links the central campus with the residential development. With an expansive green roof and a façade inspired by bamboo, the building is part of the campus “Green Belt” and provides students with a place to enjoy recreational pursuits and meet with staff and peers. The UAC was also recognized in the Schools and Universities category.

2023 marks the 28th year of the American Architectural Awards. The program received a record number of submissions from firms across the US and around the globe. From a shortlist of 450 projects, the jury selected the final winners. The Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies will host an Awards Gala at the Arts Club of Chicago on December 13 to honor the winning architects, clients, and developers. View the full list of winners here.