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PRESS RELEASE September 21st 2011
Shanghai Museum of Glass set to shine in Hong Kong
Shanghai, China, September 21st 2011 – 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 where the decision was made on the winners of the sixth MIPIM Asia Awards 2011 . Decided from 80 projects in 15 counties, the Shanghai Museum of Glass , design 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.
With three winners in each award category, 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. 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”.