This year’s achievements highlight our expertise in structural design, and more importantly, our dedication to shaping a better world through excellence.

These outstanding projects illustrate how we embrace innovation and sustainable development in our design, to deliver the best solutions for our clients.

Commercial development at 98 How Ming Street, Hong Kong

Grand Award in Hong Kong non-residential projects category

This project has transformed a former KMB bus depot in Kwun Tong, a traditional industrial district, into a dynamic mixed-use development. It features two 20-storey office buildings, a 12-storey retail podium and a 4-level basement, located in a reclaimed area with a complex geology of soft, thick marine deposits and alluvium. Encompassing a total GFA of 1.15 million ft2, this modern landmark is set to breathe new life into Kwun Tong, transforming it into a new business hub in Hong Kong.

Arup played a pivotal role in realising this fast-track project by providing expert structural and geotechnical engineering services. To expedite the construction process, we proposed a ‘double top-down’ approach, enabling the concurrent construction of the superstructure and the basement. We also adopted innovative structural design approaches to improve constructability.

Shanghai Suhewan MixC World

Grand Award in Mainland / overseas projects category

Located along Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek, Suhewan MixC World seamlessly blends contemporary architecture with the area’s rich heritage. The complex features a 200m tall office tower, an underground shopping mall, and a car park beneath a public green park. It also includes the restoration of Shenyu Lane, the city’s well-known shikumen (stone-gate) neighborhoods, now repurposed for art exhibitions, retail and fine dining. This new landmark has transformed the Suhewan area, enhancing its commercial value while preserving the urban texture and historical charm.

Arup provided structural engineering services for the complex. Working closely with architects and MEP consultants, we developed tailored structural solutions to address a range of challenges such as height limitations, torsional effects from asymmetrical floor plans, and partially eccentric beam-column joints.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

Grand Award in Mainland / overseas projects category

The HKUST (GZ) marries nature with technology in the local urban context, targeting carbon neutrality and zero water waste. The campus encompasses a full range of university facilities – spaces for teaching and research, sports, dormitory, 24-hour library as well as energy and data centres – spanning over 1.1km². With exemplary smart, green and resilient design strategies and features, the campus establishes a world-leading standard in higher education for future generations and campuses across China and beyond.

Working closely with KPF Architects, Arup provided total engineering design services to deliver this smart, sustainable and resilient campus. Our scope of services covers civil, geotechnics, structural, building services, façade, smart building technology system and sustainability design.

Other winning projects include:

  • Two Taikoo Place, Hong Kong – Commendation Merit in the Hong Kong non-residential projects category
  • Wujiang Songling Avenue Integrated Transportation Hub, Suzhou – Commendation Merit in the Mainland / overseas projects category
  • YOHO Hub – bridges, Hong Kong – Commendation Merit in the Hong Kong infrastructure & footbridges category
  • YOHO Hub residential development, Hong Kong – Commendation Merit in the Hong Kong residential category

Organised by the HKIE, the Structural Excellence Award aims at promoting excellence in structural engineering through the design and construction of buildings, infrastructures, research and application.