Sunday, November 17, 2019

Integral Scoops Double-Award Win at American Institute of Architects (AIA) International Region Design Award 2019

We are proud to announce that Integral, our Sustainable Development Garden in Guilin, China, has won yet another international acclaim with a double scoop for the Honor Award for Architecture and the Sustainable Future Award in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) International Region Design Award 2019.

The Honor Award for Architecture confers the highest recognition to outstanding architecture this year, while the Sustainable Future Award recognizes meaningful, sustainable and integrated designs that enhance human health, energy efficiency and stewardship of our diminishing resources.

Attending the award ceremony in Shanghai, China on November 16th, Esquel Group Vice Chairman and CEO John Cheh said Esquel’s vision of Making a Difference is reflected in the way we manage our impact on the environment, the society and the communities. Esquel will continue to innovate and strive for long-term sustainable strategies that will benefit our future generations.

Combining modern technologies, quality employment, innovation and environmental sustainability, Integral represents the factory of the future. The 500,000-square-meter Sustainable Development Garden in Guilin is at the forefront of our efforts in sustainability to showcase how manufacturing and nature can coexist in perfect harmony.

The AIA International Region Design Award is one of the most prestigious prizes for outstanding architectural designs that bring inspirations to its fellow members, government(s?) and the public.

Integral has already won a Merit Award for Urban Design in the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Honors and Awards, and the Gold Award (Un-built Projects: Architectural Design Scheme) in the Hong Kong Institute of Architect (HKIA) Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2019.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our partners in this journey, the architectural firm Ronald Lu & Partners and the respective external and internal parties for working on this magnificent project.