Chengdu Clubhouse Wins Design and Sustainability Honors at AIA International Region Awards
Steinberg Hart was recognized at this weekend’s AIA International Region Conference Gala with two prestigious honors: the Merit Award for Architecture and the Sustainable Future Award for Chengdu Zhengxing Clubhouse.
AIA International is the broadest geographical region of the American Institute of Architects. The Design Awards for Architecture recognize best practices, innovative thinking, and design excellence of AIA member projects worldwide. The Sustainable Future Award (SFA) honors projects that combine design excellence with sustainable design. Selected projects demonstrated meaningful, sustainable and integrated design that enhances human health, energy efficiency and stewardship of our diminishing resources.
The entry experience takes cues from the legendary bamboo forests of Chengdu, providing rich spatial variety, with dramatic transitions from the elongated entry gallery with light filtering down from above, to the grand atrium lobby like a forest clearing, with views to the sky and the creek beyond. The outdoor fitness pool doubles as a reflecting pool, connecting the building and creek with an infinity edge waterfall. By blurring the boundaries between architecture, landscape and interiors, the clubhouse creates moments of surprise and discovery through a creative reinterpretation of local Chengdu culture and its landscape.
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