Asia Pacific’s premier developers and property industry professionals gathered at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for the Asia Pacific Property Awards ceremony. Entries were received from companies in 26 countries across the Asia Pac region, with recognition going to developments in multiple categories. Gravity has been awarded the following:
1. Best Mixed-use Architecture Asia Pacific - Chengdu International Commerce Centre
2. Best Mixed-use Architecture China - Chengdu International Commerce Centre
3. Best Office Architecture China - C&D International Tower
4. Highly Commended Commercial High-rise Architecture China - Xiamen Financial Centre
5. Highly Commended Leisure Architecture China - No.10 Art Gallery
6. Highly Commended Public Service Architecture China - Beijiao Cultural Centre
Since our first foray in 2012, Gravity returns to HKIA Sports & Family Day more prepared and in high spirit. An impressive number turned up for the event, split between point scoring main events which count towards an overall championship, and casual family fun games. After a series of fierce but fair competition, we are crowned overall champion by one single point, and am honored to defend the champion trophy in the next biannual event.
Gravity brings the tune down to the Aberdeen Marina Club, opening our 11th Anniversary celebration with live music performances, letting loose hidden musical talents of many of our colleagues. With everyone clad in Black and Gold, the competition for the best dress award was fierce, decided narrowly by the vote of a dizzy and dazzled crowd. Other big prizes were up for grabs throughout the day, from the intra company bowling game, bingo, lucky draw etc etc….. ultimately everyone is a winner, sharing the joy of another successful year!
On the first day of March, we organized an office hiking trip from Sai Kung to Tsz Wan Shan, a nice break from the busy schedule at the office and good opportunity for exercise. Lead by our expert trail walker Hing, our team of 16 hikers tackled the ups and downs of the 2 peaks in cold and humid weather. It was excellent team spirit throughout with everyone helping and encouraging each other to complete the gruesome 18KM journey. As for the statistics, we finished in 6 hours, walked some 26,000 steps and burnt off more than 1,600 calories, all were wasted as we treated ourselves to plateful of delicious noodles and snacks afterwards.
Our project team attended the CTBUH Awards in Chicago to celebrate the C&D International Tower being a finalist in the awards. The full day event included a symposium and a gala dinner awards ceremony. Roy Liu, who was the lead architect of the C&D project, was one of the key presenters in the symposium and shared the design concepts of the project to the attendees.
Octa Tower by Nan Fung Group has been awarded “Best Office Development Hong Kong” at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013.
Rising Moon, a 10 meter high hemispherical structure made almost entirely of recycled water bottles was the winning proposal for the open competition for this year’s mid-autumn festival in Victoria Park, Hong Kong. The young team of designers Stanley Siu, Aden Chan, He Yiteng and Eddie Hui, brought to life the hugely popular center-piece of the public festival within three frantic months. Illuminated by LEDs the dome structure is reflected by the surrounding pool creating the impression of a full moon.
Gravity team joined the Dragon Boat Fun Day at Deep Water Bay organized by the HKIA. It was a good opportunity for team building and a break from the busy schedule at work. The day was completed with a great evening of BBQ and drinks.
The structures of the Clubhouse are completed, and the façade and landscape sections are under construction. With the outstanding architecture and landscape style, it will be a distinctive lakeside clubhouse for business and recreation.
The team attended the HKIA Awards Ceremony for 2013 and scooped the prestigious Medal of the Year Award for Projects outside Hong Kong for our Beijiao project in Foshan, China. This makes it our third award already this year!