2221 Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada: High-rise luxury tower to transform Toronto's Midtown district
April 30, 2013
Li Chung (Sandi) Pei and Toh Tsun Lim met with a number of media representatives at Quadrangle’s Liberty Village offices this week to explain some of the finer points of the, 56-story luxury tower 2221 Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada. This high-rise tower will transform the city’s Midtown district at Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. with its stunning cantilevered terrace design.
PEI PARTNERSHIP ARCHITECTS CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY
December 12, 2012
This evening we welcomed approximately 250 colleagues, clients and good friends – both old and new – to our office in celebration of 20 years of design achievement. French, Japanese and Mexican hors d’oeuvres coupled with holiday bubbly and signature mango/lychee martinis created an animated ambiance. A lively jazz quartet rounded out the festivities. Close friends from Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, distinguished members of the A&E community, and NYC real estate development leaders joined us in the revelry.
PEI PARTNERSHIP ARCHITECTS ANNOUNCES NEW PROMOTIONS
December 6, 2012
Today Pei Partnership Architects announced the promotion of five staff members: Senior Associate: Cheng-hsun Wu, RA, LEED AP Associate: Chul Han Jung Vincent Leung Jun Shick Lee Graphic Communications Manager: So Jung Ban These individuals are working on a variety of projects including a residential tower in Toronto, a Bank of China branch office in Suzhou, a museum and hotel in Nanjing, a state guesthouse in Inner Mongolia, an ancestral home for the Soong family in Hainan and a mixed-use tower in Qingdao. Ms. Ban collaborates with the design studio and oversees graphic communications for the firm.
BMW OPENS FIRST NEW SUSTAINABLE 5S DEALERSHIP IN BEIJING
June 18, 2012
Today BMW China unveiled Beijing Xingdebao 5S, the company’s most sustainable dealership in the world. Using advanced energy and resource conservation techniques, Pei Partnership Architects, with the support of Ove Arup & Partners, Hong Kong, implemented the concept of sustainability throughout the design process resulting in a completed facility that consumes 30% less energy than a conventional building of its type. LEED Gold certification is anticipated later this year.
DANCING WATER THEATER AT CITY OF DREAMS WINS 2012 USITT MERIT AWARD
March 1, 2012
The Macao-based venue of Franco Dragone’s spectacular show, “The House of Dancing Water” received the renowned 2012 United States Theatre Technology (USITT) award. Created in 1994, the annual USITT award recognizes architects for superior design work, promotes USITT to a larger audience, and provides resource material for USITT members on contemporary theater. Merit Awards are evaluated by a panel of distinguished jurors for creative image, contextual resonance, community contribution, explorations in new technologies, and functional operations. The Merit Award was presented to Pei Partnership Architects at the USITT’s 52nd annual conference & stage expo to be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment in Long Beach, CA from March 28-31, 2012.
BMW UNVEILS FIRST 5S DEALERSHIP IN CHINA
January 9, 2012
BMW offered a preview opportunity today to approximately 100 members of the press and dignitaries at the firm’s Beijing Xingdebao 5S Dealership, the largest automobile dealership in China and the first showroom in the Chinese auto industry to implement the concept of sustainable development with LEED Gold certification anticipated for Q2 2012. At the beginning of 2011, BMW took the industry lead in introducing the 5S Dealership concept, adding the 5th “S” — "Sustainability"— to the traditional 4S concept (sale, survey, spare parts and service). With a total area of about 22,000 sqm, Pei Partnership’s design for the Beijing Xingdebao 5S Dealership has incorporated sustainable features throughout, reinforcing BMW’s corporate commitment to sustainability and setting the standard in green building design, engineering and construction.
OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF A NEW 80-FOOT TALL SCULPTURE BY RICHARD SERRA
December 15, 2011
This evening in the presence of His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson of the Qatar Museums Authority, and more than 700 dignitaries and special guests, the Qatar Museums Authority unveiled a new monumental vertical steel sculpture entitled “7” by internationally-acclaimed American artist Richard Serra. The piece is located in the new Museum of Islamic Art Park designed by Pei Partnership Architects.
DANCING WATER THEATER AT CITY OF DREAMS GARNERS DESIGN FOR ASIA AWARD
December 1, 2011
The Dancing Water Theater at City of Dreams was honored today by the Hong Kong Design Centre with the prestigious Design for Asia Merit Recognition Award, recognizing the spectacular water-based show, ‘The House of Dancing Water’, for its breathtaking design and technical prowess. The DFA Award is an annual award that pays tribute to high quality design achievements that have a significant impact on Asian lifestyle, culture and the arts. The only DFA project award in Macao, the 1,985-seat theater-in-the-round has not only bolstered the reputation of this world-class production but has reinforced City of Dreams’ standing as an international destination for luxury and entertainment.
Pei Partnership Architects and Tsao & McKown Awarded 2010 New York State AIA Citation for Design
January 1, 2011
Pei Partnership Architects and Tsao & McKown's renovation and restoration of the Jianfu Palace Garden in Beijing, China has received a Citation for Design from the New York State American Institute of Architects. Jianfu Palace Garden has previously been recognized with the “Best of Year” award from Interior Design magazine and an award for Historic Preservation from Business Week/Architectural Record China.
Pei Partnership Architects Wins Bank Design Competition
December 4, 2010
Pei Partnership Architects has won an invited competition to design the new Bank of China Tower in Suzhou, China. The primary factor informing the design of the 100-meter building is a magnificent site with historic canals and scenic water views. Construction will start in 2011 with an estimated completion in 2013.
New Cultural Precinct to be Model of Sustainability
November 6, 2010
The Taihu New City Cultural Center will be the centerpiece of a new urban core on the outskirts of the historic town of Wuxi, China. The program includes a large library, a performance center, a museum, a youth center, a hotel and retail, in total over 400,000 SM of new construction. The master plan will organize these new facilities on a 334,000-SM site that will emphasize and encourage public use of streets and parks for recreation. The site will be abundantly landscaped while the buildings will be designed as models of sustainability.
Multi-Use Complex Including Important New Museum Currently in Design Phase
October 12, 2010
Pei Partnership Architects is designing a 75,425-square meter multi-use complex with a boutique hotel, commercial offices and parking in central Nanjing, China adjacent to the former Presidential Palace. The discovery of significant archaeological vestiges has led to the addition of an important new museum dedicated to the Six Dynasty to be managed by the Cultural Relics Bureau. Construction will start in late 2011 with an estimated completion scheduled for the Youth Olympics in Nanjing in 2014.
Design of New BMW Showroom and Service Center Underway
September 27, 2010
A new 26,000m2 BMW showroom and service center in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. The Beijing Xingdebao Green 5S BMW Flagship Outlet, expected to be the first LEED Gold-certified BMW dealership, will contain both new and pre-owned cars, sales and merchandising areas, a VIP lounge and administrative offices. Service areas and parking for over 250 cars have been provided as well as a staff canteen and training center. The building projects an elegant, high-tech simplicity of form, materials and detail that will provide an appropriately refined and upscale environment for showcasing BMW’s automobiles over many years. The building will be Pei Partnership Architects' first completed LEED Gold-certified building, with completion anticipated in late 2011.