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Aedas is an international architectural firm that provides services in architecture, interior design, landscape design, urban design, masterplanning, and graphics. It was established in 2002 as an alliance between three existing companies in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Australia.

Aedas
Limited liability company
IndustryArchitecture
Area served
International
Key people
Keith Griffiths (chairman)
ServicesArchitecture, interior design, landscape, urban design, masterplanning, graphic design
Websitewww.aedas.com

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HistoryEdit

EstablishmentEdit

Aedas was established in 2002 as an international alliance between British architecture firm Abbey Holford Rowe, Peddle Thorp of Australia, and LPT Architects (formerly Liang Peddle Thorpe) of Hong Kong.[1][2] At that time, Peddle Thorp and LPT already had an existing alliance. The three firms were respectively renamed Aedas AHR, Aedas Peddle Thorp, and Aedas LPT.[3] It was planned to drop the suffixes over time, and the offices eventually adopted the simpler "Aedas" brand.[4]

The company acquired Birmingham firm TCN Architects (formerly Temple Cox Nicholls) in 2002.[5] Aedas opened its first China office in Beijing in 2002 [6] and was appointed to design Fortune Plaza 1 (2003). Other mixed-commercial projects in Beijing include TG Harbour View Apartment, R&F City, R&F Plaza and R&F Centre in Beijing. The company set up offices in Macau (2004), Shanghai (2005) and Chengdu (2005).

In Macau, Aedas delivered its first integrated casino resort project Sands Macau [7] in 2004. Aedas was commissioned as Lead Architect for The Venetian Macao (2007),[8] Four Seasons Hotel Macau (2008), Sands Cotai Central (2012), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore; 2011) [9] and The Parisian Macao (2016).[10]

The company was commissioned to design Dubai Metro (2004). The Dubai office was established in 2005 [11] and the Abu Dhabi office was set up in 2007.[12] In 2010 and 2011, Ocean Heights,[13] Boulevard Plaza[14] and Ubora Towers,[15] all in Dubai, were completed.

Work in mixed-commercial sector (2010s)Edit

Aedas’ completed mixed-commercial projects include The Star (2012)[16] in Singapore; Starlight Place in Chongqing (2011),[17] Center 66 in Wuxi (2014), Evergrande Plaza in Chengdu (2015), Sincere Financial Center in Chongqing (2015),[18] MOKO in Hong Kong (2015), Olympia 66 in Dalian (2016), Suning Plaza in Xuzhou (2017),[19] China. 65% of Aedas’ work is in China in 2006 and 15% in Southeast Asia.[20]

Recent yearsEdit

In mid-2014 the European and Asian arms of the company (originally Abbey Holford Rowe and LPT Architects respectively) demerged. The European arm, based in the UK, was renamed AHR. The Hong Kong-based Asian business kept the Aedas name.[21] Immediately following the split, Aedas launched a London office that the company stated would mainly serve Chinese clients on projects in London.[22] In 2015, Aedas acquired UK practice RHWL, including its Arts Team division. They were respectively renamed Aedas RHWL and Aedas Arts Team.[23]

Selected projectsEdit

Aedas has completed more than 100 projects totaling over 100 million square feet of space around the world.[24] Projects include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AHR joins global set". Building Design. 15 March 2002. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Architects build global alliance by looking East". Birmingham Post. 4 April 2002. p. 20.
  3. ^ "Abbey Holford Rowe forms global alliance". Building. 15 March 2002.
  4. ^ "Aedas' brand identity built by Siegelgale". Design Week. 14 March 2002.
  5. ^ "Architects merge with top six firm". The Birmingham Post. 11 July 2002.
  6. ^ National enterprise credit information. [1] Retrieved 21 June 2017
  7. ^ Far East Global Group Listing. [2] Retrieved 8 January 2008.
  8. ^ The Venetian Macao. [3] Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  9. ^ E-architect – Marina Bay Sands. [4] Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  10. ^ byme.com. [5] Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  11. ^ Dubai metro station. [6] Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Aedas expends in the middle east". Construction week online. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  13. ^ Ocean Heights. [7] Retrieved 18 March 2014
  14. ^ CTBUH Database: Boulevard Plaza. [8] Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  15. ^ The Global Tall Building Database of the CTBUH. U-Bora Tower. [9] Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  16. ^ The Star, Andrew Bromberg at Aedas. [10] Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  17. ^ Starlight Place. [11] Retrieved 30 Aug 2012.
  18. ^ CTBUH database. [12] Retrieved 18 Aug 2016.
  19. ^ Suning Real Estate opens another giant shopping centre in China. [13] Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  20. ^ Winds of change at Aedas. [14] Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  21. ^ Waite, Richard (7 July 2014). "Breaking news: Aedas splits". Architects' Journal.
  22. ^ Gardiner, Joey (11 July 2014). "Aedas launches London office after splitting from UK arm". Building.
  23. ^ Mark, Laura (26 January 2015). "Aedas snaps up RHWL". Architects' Journal.
  24. ^ Aedas realigns international practice. [15] Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  25. ^ "Aedas Dubai design wins office and retail award". ConstructionWeekOnline.
  26. ^ "Modernity in Transition The Reshaping of Modern Commercial Architecture in Central" (PDF). HKIA Journal. HK: HKIA. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2001.
  27. ^ Airport building designs. [16] Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  28. ^ "R&F Center". architectmagazine.com.

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