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2018 Hong Kong Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

Key Dates

1 March - Standard Deadline
14 October - Final Deadline
15 October - Judging
22 October - Rating Closes
24 October - Winners Announced
15 November - Awards Presentation

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Photo Credit : Aedas

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Project Overview

The design of The BEACON drew inspirations from the city’ s post-war structures and sets an excellent example of contemporary interpretation of traditional architecture.
The BEACON is located in the heart of bustling district Mongkok, Kowloon right next to the famous Ladies Market and Sneakers Street with only 5 minutes' walk to the MTR station.

Project Commissioner

The Beacon

Project Creator

Aedas

Project Brief

In the early post-war years, it was common to create illegal iron balconies for residential units in Mongkok, a hyper-dense neighbourhood in Hong Kong, to acquire maximum view. Our appointed Project designer director reinterpreted these structures in a modern way, using irregular protrusions to create unobstructed views for each guest room.

A green wall that seemingly protrudes from the solid façade of the podium further connects the building with the historical cityscape.

Project Innovation/Need

Standing on a site of 614 square metres, this hotel building is located in Mongkok, a neighbourhood in Hong Kong which is one of the most densely populated places on the planet wth a population density of 130,000 people per square kilometre.




This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. 
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