HKUST(GZ). Credit: TAL.

Atlantis The Royal. Credit: H.G. Esch.

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HKUST(GZ) and Atlantis The Royal Nominated for ArchDaily Building of the Year

In the publicly decided award program, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Guangzhou was a finalist in the Educational Architecture category, while Atlantis The Royal was nominated in the Hospitality category.

With phase one of HKUST(GZ) now fully operational, the 267-acre research and learning campus is carbon neutral-ready, establishing a world-leading standard for sustainable developments in China. The campus’ key driving principles are: Zero Impact, Resilience, Futureproofing, Social Wellbeing, Regenerative Systems, and Living Lab. The full plan for the new campus will accommodate more than 10,000 students and faculty.

The KPF-designed Atlantis The Royal residences and resort opened last year in a grand reveal ceremony headlined by Beyoncé. The project includes 795 Rooms and 231 Residences across a stepped form that naturally separates the two programs. The two sides are linked by a sky-bridge, resulting in a structure that gives Atlantis The Royal its iconic silhouette. Framing a grand gateway between the two buildings, the sky bridge is punctuated by pools, lounges, cabanas, and other amenities creating a lush oasis.

2024 marks the 15th annual ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards, which invites the public to vote on their favorite projects across 15 categories. The process starts with building nominations before the shortlist is decided on February 14. Anyone with an ArchDaily account can vote from the five finalists in each category ahead of the winner announcement on February 22. Learn more and view the full list of nominees here.