Benoy’s Hysan Place has a lot to celebrate at the moment with its first anniversary fast approaching in August and its inclusion in two of the world’s most prestigious and highly contested global award programs this month. Proving to be a worthy contender on the international design circuit, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the World Architecture Festival have both recently recognised Hysan Place alongside top developments across the globe.
The world’s largest live awards competition, the World Architecture Festival, has named the popular Causeway Bay development in its shortlist for the prestigious INSIDE awards program. Celebrating the most outstanding and creative interiors world-wide, Hysan will compete in the Shopping Centre category as well as against more than 40 illustrious international projects for the top overall accolade. The live presentations featuring Hysan’s designers from Benoy will be held at Singapore’s prestigious Marina Bay Sands in early October.
From Washington, the ULI announced the finalists for its Global Awards for Excellence, the organisation’s centrepiece program that has been running for 35 years to identify and promote best practice across the international real estate market. Hysan Place was named in the heavy-weight list of finalists that includes 27 renowned schemes from around the world. The only project named from Hong Kong, Hysan was commended for its commercial success and green design that impressively incorporates natural skylight and roof gardens.
Already a MIPIM Gold winner in 2012 and long-listed for the upcoming World Architecture News ‘Retail Interior’ award this year, Hysan Place looks set for another exciting year on the international awards circuit.
Chris Lohan, Benoy Project Director for the Hysan Place commented, ‘Hysan Place is one of those rare developments where the design not only enhances the commerciality of the space, which is all too important in these times, but also inspires the imagination of the people who step inside and embrace the true culture of its location’.