May 2023

InnoCell wins supreme Quality Excellence Award and Grand Award, while Huanglong Vanke Knowledge City and Redevelopment of Ming Wah Dai Ha Phase 1 are the Finalists at Quality Building Award 2022


We are thrilled to announce that InnoCell at Hong Kong Science Park won two accolades, including the supreme Quality Excellence Award and the Grand Award for Hong Kong Residential (Single Building) category at the Quality Building Award 2022 (QBA 2022). Furthermore, the redevelopment of Ming Wah Dai Ha (MWDH) Phase 1 and Huanglong Vanke Knowledge City were named the Finalists in the Hong Kong Residential (Multiple Buildings) category and the Building Outside Hong Kong category, respectively.

Designed by Leigh & Orange, InnoCell is a smart living space and co-creation community designed for I&T talents in Hong Kong Science Park. The mission was to create an accommodation with one-stop 24/7 facilities and residents’ networks to build a harmonious neighbourhood. As an outstanding exemplar for nurturing the I&T community and the first high-rise steel Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) building in Hong Kong, MiC is not limited to architecture and construction but a Smart, Sustainable and Superior approach to a humanised neighbourhood.

The “One Team, One Goal Partnering Approach” was the key working philosophy behind the InnoCell Project Team. Receiving these prestigious awards is a recognition of InnoCell’s outstanding achievements in demonstrating smart innovation, sustainability, and design excellence.

“I believe quality buildings reflect the quality of people, and I am very fortunate to work with very good and amazing people. I am truly grateful! We have the quality of people, as you can see both inside and outside this ballroom, so I hope we can have more faith in ourselves, in our partners, in our industry, in our society. And together, I truly believe we can make Hong Kong architectural quality rise and rise again. Thank you very much!” Leigh & Orange Managing Director Ivy Lee said at the award presentation ceremony.

The Redevelopment of Ming Wah Dai Ha (MWDH) Phase 1 – Built in the 1960-70s, MWDH is one of the oldest public rental estates in ong Kong. The Phase 1 redevelopment was completed in 2021, providing 966 units. Designing to facilitate social inclusion and intergenerational living, the two towers contain elderly units, accessible units, and adaptable units with age-friendly designs that meet the different needs of the community.

Huanglong Vanke Knowledge City – Located in Hangzhou, the project has been given a brand-new responsibility in fulfilling the ideas of “New Economy, New Environment and New Huanglong” for Hangzhou. L&O has been commissioned to redesign two parcels (E/F & C/D) of this development, which includes four high-rise office towers and supporting F&B at the podiums, incorporating a lively and eventful public space for Huanglong and a benchmark redevelopment project for Hangzhou city.

We are proud to share these recognitions with all members of the project teams for their dedication to the delivery of excellence.

Co-organised by nine leading professional institutions and organisations of the property and construction sector in Hong Kong, the biennial Quality Building Award has set the standard in addressing excellent teamwork in the design and construction of quality buildings.

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