Arup was recognised with the Grand Award in Mainland/Overseas projects category at the HKIE Structural Excellence Award for its work in engineering the Energy Mansion in Shenzhen, China.
Shenzhen Energy Mansion is an office development comprising two towers, 220m and 110m tall, with forms that are sympathetic to the elongated site and plot layout. Designed by the world renowned architect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the project features a unique folded façade that both passively and actively reduces the energy consumption of the building. Limited by the long and narrow site layout, the structure is very slim in the east to west direction. To accommodate the aesthetic shape of both towers, the columns follow and incline along the façade envelope. The number and location of the columns were carefully determined to provide maximum floor efficiency and views to the outside.
This has been the fifth consecutive year that Arup has won this prestigious annual award which honours excellence in structural engineering and achievement by structural engineers in Hong Kong.