The buildings – both fully realized and in design development stages – represent Europe and Asia on the architectural world stage.
At the annual MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France, Porta Nuova Varesine received the Best Urban Regeneration Project Award. KPF was part of a larger design team including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Boeri Studio, and 20 design architects from eight different countries selected through design competitions. Porta Nuova, one of the largest urban redevelopments in Europe, sits on the former site of a renovated railway yard in Milan and includes office, residential, retail, and cultural venues.
Created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards is an internationally renowned real estate competition at MIPIM, the world’s property market held every year. It honors the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed or yet to be built, around the world, the very best of the real estate industry.
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Opening last year, the Peking University School of Transnational Law received the BEED Most Popular School Partner Award in Design. The project acts as the gateway to the university’s Shenzhen campus, situated as two bars that represent the two sides of the law, with a centralized “study cascade” that encourages cross-floor communication. BEED Asia helps school owners and operators find cutting-edge architects, designers, building materials, and educational technology providers to build better educational environments in Asia. The project will be honored at the award ceremony on April 12 at the BEED Spring Summit.
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The Asia Property Awards honored the Sequis Center, an innovative office tower complex rising in Jakarta, as its Best Green Development. Established in Thailand, Asia Property Awards is the region’s biggest and most respected real estate awards program, rewarding and celebrating the extraordinary achievements of developers and developments at a domestic and regional level.