The winners of the sixth MIPIM Asia Awards 2011 was a tough call as it was decided from 80 projects in 15 counties by an international jury chaired by Dr. Ngee Huat SEEK, Board Director, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Real Estate, Singapore gathered last week in the Hong Kong. The decision was made and it was the Shanghai Museum of Glass, designs by logon architects was one of three projects to win an award within the Urban Regeneration category.
“Our project is visually attractive”, commented logon Creative Director, Mr. Frank Krueger. “However, we believe what separated our museum design from the others is our attention to the bigger picture; prior to design, we had researched museums extensively resulting in what we call a “Type Two” or a multifunctional museum. To balance people’s return-on-time investment we have encompassed enough functions to attract, educate and entertain for two hours or longer”. Located in Shanghai’s northern Baoshan District, the Shanghai Museum of Glass first opens its doors this May. As the first phase of the G+ Glass Themed Park, it is designed to benefit all parties including; the local community, district government and the developer; acting as a catalyst to kick-start the G+ Park and increase the following phase’s value.
The final gold, silver and bronze winners will be decided by the event delegates via onsite vote over the three-day event to be held November 15th-17th in Hong Kong awarding three winners in each award category, In 2010, the logon designed 800SHOW Creative Park won the MIPIM Asia Special Jury Award. “We are excited to win an award for a second time at this prestigious event” commented Ms. Wang Fang, logon Managing Director. “…we are looking forward to the final result later this November”.