Poly International Plaza Wins Two 2017 Architizer A+ Awards

Poly International Plaza
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Poly International Plaza has won two 2017 Architizer A+ Awards, a program that recognizes outstanding design across more than 100 categories.

The SOM-designed complex in Beijing won both the Jury Award and the Popular Choice Award in the category for Commercial – Office High-Rise (16+ Floors).

Another SOM project, 350 Mission in San Francisco, was selected by the jury as a finalist in the Architecture + Engineering category.

The Architizer A+ Awards, now in its fifth year, is billed as the largest awards program that promotes and celebrates architecture and products from around the world.

This year's competition brought in submissions from more than 100 countries, with a jury winner and popular choice winner selected in each category.

More than 400 jurors from diverse fields, including fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development, and technology, judged entries.

Poly International Plaza | Photo © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

The popular choice winner was selected through a public online vote. This year's winners will be recognized at the Architizer A+ Awards Gala in New York City on May 11th, 2017.

Poly International Plaza is a three-tower complex located in a new business district in Beijing. The design of the main tower is inspired by Chinese paper lanterns, with an exterior that forms a continuous diagrid pattern.

The exoskeleton structural system forms an outer thermal envelope around the office spaces, which are enclosed within a second glazed interior envelope. This creates daylit communal areas that foster social interaction and establish connections between floors.

The design of 350 Mission, a LEED® Platinum-certified office building in downtown San Francisco, is driven not only by rigorous environmental performance goals, but also by the desire to stimulate social engagement.

In generating the tower's form, structure, and building systems, SOM reexamined standards long taken for granted by developers in order to reinvent a ubiquitous building type. 350 Mission contributes to the life of its immediate surroundings with a transparent 50-foot-tall lobby that opens up to the street.

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Date: 14 April 2017
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