Urbanus won BusinessWeek and AR 2008 China Award

BusinessWeek and Architectural Record Announce “Good Design is
Good Business” China Award Winners

New York, NY (March 10, 2008) — BusinessWeek and Architectural Record will honor building and
planning projects that are reshaping modern China at the second biannual “Good Design Is Good Business” China Awards in Shanghai on May 23, 2008. A jury of editors has selected 13 projects, as well as this year’s “Best Client,” innovative real-estate developer China Vanke Co., Ltd., from more than 100 entries from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, based on their use of design to achieve strategic business and civic objectives.

“This year’s winning projects reflect the growing sophistication of architecture and construction in China,”
said Robert Ivy, FAIA, vice president and editorial director for McGraw-Hill Construction and editor in chief
of Architectural Record, “and this year’s business winners demonstrate that good design is changing the face of China in complex larger projects and individual buildings.”

“The degree to which design projects make sense from both a functional and aesthetic perspective dictates their success,” said David Rocks, international senior editor of BusinessWeek. “These architects and clients have developed innovative venues with measureable results, spaces that yield benefits beyond being useful, but that positively affect the businesses, organizations and visitors on a daily basis.”

Winners include the architects and clients of projects that range from major new additions to a city’s urban
fabric (Shanghai South Station and Beijing Finance Street), to important cultural facilities (Liangzhu Culture
Museum, Dafen Art Museum, Suzhou Museum, and the Sino-French Center at Tongji University). Some
showcase innovative social developments (Ningbo Eastern New City Economical Housing), while others are elegantly designed individual residences (Southside House in Hong Kong and the Dutch Ambassador’s Residence in Beijing). A new category for interiors recognizes the Vanke Experience Center, an exhibition facility. Other honorees include projects that feature sustainable design strategies (Sunny Bay Station/Disney Resort Line and Chongming North Lake District Planning/Chongqi Channel Environmental Landscape Planning) and the successful conversion of an old factory into offices for a modern design firm (Horizon Design Co.). Below is the full list of winning projects, and the architects, planners and clients responsible for them.

Best Public Projects:
• Liangzhu Culture Museum in Liangzhu by David Chipperfield Architects and ZTUDI, The Architectural
Design and Research Institute at Zhejiang University of Technology, created for the Zhejiang Vanke
Narada Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.
Dafen Art Museum in Shenzhen by Urbanus Architecture & Design Inc., created for the Shenzhen
Longgang Bureau of Urban Planning

• Suzhou Museum in Suzhou by I.M. Pei Architect with Pei Partnership Architects and Suzhou Institute of
Architectural Design, created for the Suzhou Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio & Television
• Shanghai South Station in Shanghai by AREP VILLE and East China Architectural Design & Research
Institute Co., Ltd./Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group, created for the Shanghai Railway
Station Bureau
• Sino-French Center at Tongji University in Shanghai by Atelier Z+, created for Tongji University

Best Residential Projects:
• Ningbo Eastern New City Economical Housing in Ningbo by DC ALLIANCE and the China Ningbo
Housing Design Institute, created for the Ningbo Eastern New City Development & Construction
• Southside House in Hong Kong by Chang Bene Design, created for C. Tse
• Dutch Ambassador’s Residence in Beijing by Dirk Jan Postel/Kraaijvanger • Urbis, Universal
Architecture Studio, and Royal Haskoning, created for The Kingdom of The Netherlands

Best Planning Project:
• Beijing Finance Street in Beijing by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, created for Beijing Finance
Street Holding Co.

Best Green Projects:
• Chongming North Lake District Planning; Chongqi Channel Environmental Landscape Planning in
Shanghai by EDAW, created for Shanghai Municipal City Planning Administration
• Sunny Bay Station, Disney Resort Line in Hong Kong by Arup and Aedas Limited, created for the MTR

Best Historic Preservation Project:
• Shanghai Office of Horizon Design Co., Ltd. in Shanghai by J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners,
created for Horizon Design Co., Ltd.

Best Interior Project:
• Vanke Experience Center in Shenzhen by Urbanus Architecture & Design Inc., created for Shenzhen
Vanke Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Best Client:
• China Vanke Co., Ltd.

Complete coverage of the winners will be in the May issue of BusinessWeek China and the spring issue of
Architectural Record China. During the full-day awards ceremony on May 23, 2008, winners will present
their projects and engage in panel discussions, moderated by BusinessWeek and Architectural Record editors. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://www.construction.com/event/BWARChina/.

About BusinessWeek
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