Chivas18 Inaugural Architecture and Design Awards

Chivas18 is organising the inaugural Chivas18 Architecture and Design Awards, commemorating the unique ingenuity of blending art and science to produce architectural masterpieces. This is to compliment the professionals of the architecture industry for their dedication and ingenuity.To mark the occasion, the organisers held an inauguration party in which members of the world-class jury were announced to the attending cream of the crop in the architecture fraternity.

“Architectural masterpieces are crafted in a way similar to the making of Chivas18. They show a remarkable blending of experience, skills, creativity and style. Offering layers of notes with every single drop, Chivas18 presents a vivid example of ‘The Art of Blending’ to deliver as close to a celestial experience as only the most celebrated architectural wonders can. The economic dynamism of Greater China and Hong Kong has given rise to numerous fascinating architectural projects. Landmarks and architectural masterpieces have been created and these have become testaments of time and ingenuity brought about by a special breed of professional designers. Yet the pursuit for excellence and the competitive environment could also be a source of challenge to an aspiring architect. By organising the Awards, Chivas18 honours its role as a corporate citizen and takes the opportunity to recognise the efforts of some of the territory’s most outstanding architect teams, as well as enhance public awareness of the architecture industry.” Said Xavier Beysecker, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Hong Kong.

This year’s Awards centre on the theme “The Art of Blending”. Contestant projects are required to blend natural elements into architecture in terms of design elements, building materials and the overall building process. Jury members will take a holistic approach to judging submitted projects in different categories and see how well the projects’ design and planning can demonstrate the Awards theme. The best project selected from among all category winners will win a 2-person connoisseur whisky tour at the Strathisla Distillery to experience first-hand the two-century craft of whisky making.

Five prominent architects from renowned firms in Hong Kong are confirmed to be the panel judges for the Awards. They are Keith Griffiths, Aedas Global Board Chairman; David Buffonge, Benoy Architects Director; Remo Riva, P&T Group Director; Bryant Lu, Ronald Lu & Partners Vice Chairman; and Stephen Jones, Woods Bagot Director. They joined the toasting ceremony at the inauguration party to celebrate the birth of the prominent event in the architecture industry. Further details can be found at  Chivas18 Inaugural Architecture and Design Awards

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