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We are delighted that two of our Hong Kong Studio's projects, Whitesands and MassMutual Tower, are finalists in the MIPIM Asia Awards 2017. The awards ceremony will take place on 29 November, where the prizes (gold, silver or bronze) will be announced. We are keeping our fingers crossed!

Whitesands, finalist in the 'Best Residential' Award category, is a 28-house development set in the tranquillity of South Lantau within walking distance of Cheung Sha beach. The brief included the design of the clubhouse and common areas as well as development of the streetscape. The scheme takes advantage of its setting, the open plan and large glazed openings promote a strong relationship with the outdoors.

MassMutual Tower, finalist in the 'Best Refurbished Building' Award category, involved the refurbishment of an existing tower podium facade in the Wanchai area of Hong Kong Island. PDP London was asked to design a new podium facade while working in conjunction with the interior designer appointed for the entrance lobby.

The facade design consists of large decorative panels created from stacked bronze and gold colour aluminium lattices. These panels are set into a clean limestone facade with brass detailing interwoven around the central lobby entrances. The finished facade brings a formal tonality and elegance to this energetic district of Hong Kong.