On October 18, 2022, the winners of the Architecture Masterprize Awards were announced. Laguarda.Low Architects (LLA) is honored to be named winner of the 2022 Large Firm of the Year Award in the Commercial and Industrial Architecture category. In addition to the firm award, the Chengdu Co-Innovation and Cooperation Center, designed by Laguarda.Low, was named winner in the High-rise Building category. Congratulations to the LLA team!
Based in New York, USA, Laguarda.Low is an award-winning international architectural practice founded in the year 2000 by a closely-knit group of design-oriented architects with many years of shared knowledge and experience. Our practice spans the globe with projects designed and realized in over 25 countries on five continents. Design is the focus of all that we do and the success of our diverse practice in the international marketplace is a testament to our ability to respond efficiently to our clients’ needs with designs that exceed our clients’ expectations.
Chengdu Co-Innovation and Cooperation Center
Emerging from the rigid urban grid of the surrounding blocks, the 150,000 sqm mixed-use project is a striking composition of multiple layers applied to a seemingly endless spiral. The ascending and descending halves of the spiral dance around the block, encircling the site with sensuous undulating forms. The two opposing crescents float around an elliptical oasis like Koi fish passing in a pond. The urban garden created within the crescents is contraposed to surrounding high-rise towers in a whimsical nod to the orthogonal grid in which it resides.
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About the Architecture MasterPrize (AMP)
The Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) aims to become one of the most respected world-wide architectural awards and sets a new benchmark for the architectural and design professions globally. At its best, architecture and design is about embracing technology to set the imagination free. It’s about innovating, pushing boundaries, and utilizing technologies and materials to realize the near impossible. It is about creating built forms, structures and spaces that can send our spirits soaring, reaffirm our humanity, and ultimately touch our very souls. The AMP celebrates the very best in design excellence and innovation from the worlds of Architectural, Interior, and Landscape Design. The awards program is dedicated to showcasing and promoting exceptional talent, and the value of the art and science of architecture in enriching our lives. The Architecture MasterPrize intends to:
• Advance the appreciation of quality architectural design around the world,
• Celebrate the greatest achievements in architecture, interior design and landscape design,
• Showcase world-class talent and visionaries in these fields.
The Firm of the Year Award recognizes the excellence of inspiring and innovative architecture, interior, and landscape design firms around the globe based on their overall achievements during their lifetime.
The Firm of the Year Award honors the total body of work of small, medium, and large companies in their own categories based on firm size and area of expertise. The AMP team and jury have created the most comprehensive award structure that ensures that firm resources and specialization are taken into consideration.