On Wednesday, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced KPF’s One Shenzhen Bay (Phase 1) as a Finalist for the 2016 Urban Habitat Award. The full slate of categories for CTBUH’s 2016 Tall Building Awards included 132 submissions from around the globe.
According to the citation, the Urban Habitat Award is awarded to projects that look beyond the scope of a tall building and engage with the broader urban environment, with particular emphasis on how projects add to social sustainability and represent design that is influenced by context. One Shenzhen Bay offers a prime example of how to adapt design for a particular environment, mediating between the structured vibrancy of the Houhai district directly west, and the natural, curving line of the bay to the east.
In terms of recent CTBUH recognition of KPF projects, One Shenzhen Bay joins the Jing An Kerry Centre, 2015 Finalist for the Urban Habitat Award, and the International Commerce Center, Winner of the 2014 Performance Award