• March 2019

    ROSEWOOD HONG KONG

    URBIS Limited is proud to be the Executive Landscape Architect for Rosewood Hong Kong which was opened on 18 March 2019. Rosewood is a magnificent new ultra-luxury property in the heart of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district on the shores of Victoria Harbour. Situated on one of Hong Kong’s most significant waterfront locations in Tsim Sha Tsui - Kowloon’s dynamic, culturally compelling heart - the property is set to become a grand icon for the city, celebrating the area’s role as Hong Kong’s new creative and cultural epicentre.
    Thailand's former prime minister Thaksin’s youngest daughter was married on the Wedding Lawn at the Rosewood on 22 March 2019 and Thai Princess Ubolratana was a guest.
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  • March 2019

    URBAN AND GREEN DESIGN STUDY FOR THE FUTURE TOWN CENTRE AND THE DISTRICT COMMERCIAL NODE IN HUNG SHUI KIU NEW DEVELOPMENT AREA- FEASIBILITY STUDY

    On 20th of March 2019, AECOM and URBIS signed contract for the “Urban and Green Design Study for the Future Town Centre and the District Commercial Node in Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area- Feasibility Study”. The Study is geared at creating two distinctive commercial nodes within the HSK NDA. The HSK Town Centre will form the core commercial and administrative centre for the NDA whilst the District Centre located adjacent to Tin Shui Wai MTR Station will be developed as a secondary and supplementary key development node. The objective of the project is to create sustainable, green and state of the art development nodes that are of high architectural quality and are reflective of Hung Shui Kiu’s Role as a gateway from Hong Kong to Mainland.
     
  • March 2019

    AVENUE OF STARS – 100 CREATIVE POWERS

    Redesigned, revamped and revitalized, the newly reopened Avenue of Stars is a world class attraction set against the spectacular backdrop of Victoria Harbour. This dazzling promenade pays tribute to Hong Kong’s celebrated film industry and is the result of the collective efforts of some of Hong Kong and the world’s finest creative powers, including renowned landscape architect James Corner, Executive Landscape Architect - URBIS Limited, Speirs and Major, Ronald Lu & Partners, LAAB Architects and others.
    Please visit https://www.victoriadockside.com/100-creative-powers/en/avenue-of-stars for more details.
    Watch the video to find out more, please click here
  • February 2019

    PUBLIC CONSULTATION CONTINUES FOR THE STUDY ON ENHANCING THE RECREATION AND EDUCATION POTENTIAL OF COUNTRY PARKS AND SPECIAL AREAS IN HONG KONG

    URBIS Limited was commissioned in 2017 by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, HKSAR Government to undertake a detailed study to investigate how Recreation and Education potential within Hong Kong’s Country Parks and Special Areas could be enhanced. The study embarked from a detailed assessment of the current parks and special areas and their operation. This was supplemented by a series of international case studies which identified and evaluated the manner in which they were operated and the range of facilities that were provided in each location. The study has correspondingly undertaken extensive initial consultation with key stakeholders and a random sample survey of members of the general public. From the preceding a number of outline initial proposals have now been generated. These are presently being submitted to the public for their comment via a series of public exhibitions and engagement forums. Once these are concluded proposals will be refined and developed and encompassed under a future development and implementation strategy for the Country Parks and Special Areas.
    To get more information of the study, please click here.
     
  • January 2019

    AVENUE OF STARS – TSIM SHA TSUI WATERFRONT REVITALISATION

    URBIS Limited is proud to be the Executive Landscape Architect for the newly revitalized Avenue of Stars, which reopened to the public on 31 January 2019. URBIS collaborated with James Corner Field Operations whose design concepts create an entirely new aesthetic look. The AOS is now more functional, comfortable and convenient for visitors, making it a world-class harbourfront landmark.
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  • December 2018

    BEAM PLUS CERTIFICATION CEREMONY 2018

    Alexander M Duggie, Managing Director of URBIS Limited attended the BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2018 on 13 December 2018. Nearly 50 certifications were presented to project teams whose projects achieved Platinum and Gold ratings, as well as Excellent grade. URBIS’ projects which achieved BEAM Plus New Buildings Final Platinum and Final Gold ratings include the Trade & Industry Tower, Waterside at South Lantau, Tai Lam Centre for Women, High Park Grand and Justice Place (Main Wing & East Wing). Moreover, our project Grade A Office & Retail Development at NKIL 6556 Kai Tak Area was the first project certified as Platinum rating under BEAM Plus Neighbourhood.
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  • December 2018

    HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS DESIGN AWARDS 2018

    URBIS Limited is delighted to receive 3 AWARDS at the HKILA Design Awards 2018:
    1. GOLD AWARD for Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Revitalisation – SALISBURY GARDEN. More...
    2. MERIT AWARD for Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Revitalisation – AVENUE OF STARS. More...
    3. MERIT AWARD for Kai Tak River Improvement Works – Wong Tai Sin Section. More...
     
  • November 2018

    30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF YUAN LIN

    The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) has published a special edition of its periodical Yuan Lin magazine, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the formation of the HKILA in 1989. The Special Edition includes numerous articles describing the excellent work undertaken by its Members in the public and private sectors. URBIS contributed two articles: the first article describes our work on three projects, namely the Zero Carbon Building and Park, the Hong Kong Wetland Park and the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront (Avenue of Stars and Salisbury Garden); and the second article by Managing Director Alexander Duggie proposes a more ecological approach to landscape design in Hong Kong.
    The magazine also contains an article describing the thirty year history of the HKILA Design Awards. A list of all Awards issued by the HKILA since 1989 is presented which reveals that URBIS Limited has won over 25% of all Awards issued and considerably more than any other individual participant, including all Hong Kong Government departments combined. Furthermore URBIS is the only participant to have won an award every time that the awards scheme has been held. This confirms and reinforces the leading role that URBIS Limited continues to play in planning and designing the foremost landscapes in Hong Kong.
    Read more about 30th Anniversary Special Edition 2018, please click here.
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  • November 2018

    UK INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS AWARDS 2018 - BRUNEL MEDAL

    Hong Kong has swept the project categories at the ICE Awards in the 200th anniversary year of the Institution, with water and rail projects from the region earning top accolades. The 2018 Brunel Medal for civil engineering excellence is awarded to Hong Kong’s integrated Admiralty Station project, for which URBIS provided the landscape design. The project involved the complete redesign of Harcourt Garden located above the station, and URBIS had to resolve a complex series of design constraints including integration of numerous existing and new vent shafts associated with the expanded station, complex stepped levels on the station roof, difficult EVA requirements, and existing pedestrian stairwells and air-vents associated with the existing underground Admiralty Car Park.
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  • October 2018

    CITYSCAPE AWARDS FOR EMERGING MARKETS 2018

    The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets celebrates excellence in real estate development and architecture. Covering a range of categories, the awards offer international architects and leading real estate developers a prestigious platform to communicate a shared vision for the future, from culturally integrated city skylines to sustainable urban communities.
    URBIS’ project (Salisbury Garden) is shortlisted as a Finalist in the Community & Culture Project Award (Built) Category.
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  • October 2018

    HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF URBAN DESIGN AWARDS 2018

    URBIS Limited is delighted to receive 3 AWARDS at the HKIUD Urban Design Awards 2018:
    1. SPECIAL CITATION for "FROM BROWN TO GREEN" - Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area. More...
    2. MERIT AWARD for Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Revitalisation – SALISBURY GARDEN. More...
    3. MERIT AWARD for Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Revitalisation – AVENUE OF STARS. More...
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  • June 2017

    ‘FROM BROWN TO GREEN’ HUNG SHUI KIU NEW DEVELOPMENT AREA PLANNING AND ENGINEERING STUDY WINNER - RTPI AWARDS FOR PLANNING EXCELLENCE 2017

    URBIS Limited is delighted to receive the RTPI International Award for Planning Excellence 2017 for the Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area. The project (The Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area Planning and Engineering Study, Hong Kong) was undertaken for the Planning Department and the Civil Engineering and Development Department of the HKSAR Government and produced a Master Layout Plan, a Master Urban Design Plan and a Master Landscape Plan. The awards were announced in London on 15 June 2017. The URBIS team submission successfully beat off competing award bids from Europe, Africa, The Middle East, China and other locations. The study adopted the slogan of ‘From Brown to Green’ as planning and design proposals gave emphasis to the conversion of brownfield sites into sustainable new neighbourhoods. The project is currently under implementation.
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  • October 2016

    HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AWARDS 2016

    URBIS Limited is delighted to receive 4 AWARDS at the HKILA Landscape Design Awards 2016:
    1. SILVER MEDAL for Construction Industry Council ZCB. More...
    2. MERIT AWARD for Revitalization of Harbour Road Garden. More...
    3. MERIT AWARD for Hualong North Lake Civic Park, Chongqing, PRC. More...
    4. MERIT AWARD for The Rehabilitation of Shek O Quarry. More...
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  • June 2016

    1 & 3 EDE ROAD - MERIT AWARD - BEST LANDSCAPE AWARD FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT 2016

    URBIS Limited is delighted to receive a Merit Award for 1 & 3 Ede Road in the Domestic Property Category of the Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2016 organised by Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
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  • November 2015

    SUSTAINABLE SLOPE LANDSCAPING AWARD

    URBIS is delighted to receive a 1st Runner-up Award for the Sustainable Slope Landscaping Award under the Man-made Slope / Retaining Wall Category for the slope feature no. 11SE-A/FR61 at the Junction of Fortress Hill Road and Tin Hau Temple Road, North Point. The award was organised by the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department to commend excellent landscaping works for man-made slopes and natural hillsides and the contributions of the landscaping and engineering industries. It also marked the fifth anniversary of the Landslip Prevention and Mitigation Programme under the GEO.
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  • November 2015

    SINO-OCEAN TAIKOO LI CHENGDU: 2015 GLOBAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE WINNER

    URBIS is delighted that Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li is a 2015 Global Award for Excellence Winner. Twenty-two real estate developments have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognised as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programmes. This year’s finalists represent developments from around the globe, including six in Asia, five in Europe, and eleven in North America. URBIS Limited is proud to be the landscape architect for Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, an open-plan, low-rise and lane-driven shopping precinct built around the old Daci Temple and other historic buildings located in the heart of Chengdu’s downtown shopping district.
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  • November 2015

    WORLDGBC CONGRESS 2015

    URBIS Limited is very honoured to receive special recognition as the Landscape Architect with the most BEAM Plus Final and Provisional Platinum projects at the WorldGBC Congress 2015. Projects include Hysan Place, Zero Carbon Building, Trade & Industry Tower, Swire Leadership Centre at Pui O, Kai Tak Nullah Desilting Compounds 1 & 2, Office Development at NKIL 6312 Kowloon Bay & Hong Kong Science Park Phase II.
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  • August 2015

    NATIONAL ENERGY GLOBE AWARD 2015

    URBIS is delighted that our landscape design has contributed towards the “ZERO CARBON BUILDING” receiving a WINNER AWARD in the National Energy Globe Award 2015.
    Interested parties can visit website http://www.energyglobe.info/hongkong2015?cl=en for more details.
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  • June 2015

    KAI TAK DEVELOPMENT URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES AND MANUAL

    URBIS Limited is pleased to report its completion of a series of Urban Design Guideline Manuals for the Civil Engineering and Development Department. The manuals have been prepared specifically for the Kai Tak Development Area (KTDA). They are intended to guide developers and architects on the design parameters and approaches that should be applied within the KTDA.
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  • April 2015

    SINO-OCEAN TAIKOO LI CHENGDU, PRC

    URBIS Limited is proud to be the landscape architect for Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, an open-plan, low-rise and lane-driven shopping precinct built around the old Daci Temple and other historic buildings located in the heart of Chengdu's downtown shopping district. The project celebrated its grand opening on 24 April 2015.
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  • March 2015

    DRAGONS RANGE, KAU TO SHAN, SHA TIN

    URBIS was commissioned by Kerry Properties (HK) Limited to design the landscape for their high end residential development ‘Dragons Range’. The site is surrounded by beautiful hillsides and URBIS’ design seeks to create a sense of sustainable and green living in harmony with the natural landscape context. The property is on the market now.
    To learn more about the development, please click here.
  • March 2015

    URBIS SPORT 21 AND 22 MARCH 2015

    URBIS supports Prudential Beach 5's 2015 and enters a beach 5’s Rugby team. The team won its way through to the final stages of the tournament.
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  • January 2015

    UPPER HOUSE NAMED IN LIST OF WORLD’S TOP HOTELS

    The Upper House in Admiralty, owned by Swire Hotels, has received numerous accolades and is now recognised as one of the world’s top 25 hotels and China’s best luxury hotel by travel web-site TripAdvisor. The hotel was designed by Hong Kong born architect Andre Fu, the external façade by British architect Thomas Heatherwick and the soft landscape by URBIS. The name, “ The Upper House”, is derived from the design philosophy of an upward journey from Queensway towards Pacific Place, elevating to a serene house above the bustling city. The tall Ficus hedges and clipped Ficus trees of the landscape garden provide a calm and serene enclosed space within which to escape from the bustle of the city below.
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  • December 2014

    URBIS LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE

    We are pleased to announce the official launch of our brand new website www.urbis.com.hk. Our new website has been designed with a fresh new look. It presents the services offered by URBIS, recent projects and latest achievements in a more accessible and contemporary graphic format. With our 37 years experience in providing Landscape Architectural, Planning and Urban design services in Hong Kong, PRC, South East Asia and the Middle East we will continue to strive for design excellence in a rapidly changing environment.
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  • December 2014

    URBIS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH

    A very tasty Christmas Lunch was enjoyed by all Hong Kong staff at the Hong Kong Football Club. Traditional fare included roast turkey with trimmings and Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
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  • December 2014

    HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AWARDS 2014

    URBIS is delighted to receive a SILVER MEDAL for Comprehensive Street Tree Management Plan for Hong Kong.
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  • December 2014

    HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AWARDS 2014

    URBIS is delighted to receive a SILVER MEDAL for Jordan Valley Park.
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  • December 2014

    HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AWARDS 2014

    URBIS is delighted to receive a MERIT AWARD for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre.
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  • November 2014

    UK LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE AWARDS 2014

    URBIS is delighted to receive a “Winner” Award in the "Landscape Policy & Research" category of the UK Landscape Institute Awards 2014 for our study “A Comprehensive Street Tree Management Plan for Hong Kong” undertaken for Development Bureau. The awards where announced in London on 27 November 2014. The judges said “The comprehensive coverage of the key issues, and the rigour applied to the assessment. was exemplary. The methodology is not specific to the management of trees in Hong Kong, but could be adopted to such a programme anywhere.
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  • November 2014

    BOOK LAUNCH FOR “THE GARDENER'S GARDEN”

    On 23rd November 2014, Phaidon Press and Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre Hong Kong presented an exclusive garden tour and talk in celebration of "The Gardener's Garden" which features 250 of the world's outstanding gardens.
    Alexander M Duggie, Managing Director of URBIS Limited and Lily Jencks, daughter of Founder Maggie Keswick, spoke in conversation with Kissa Castaneda, Editor, Home Journal, and conducted a tour of the garden at Maggie's, which features in the book. A portion of all the proceeds were donated to Maggie's Hong Kong.
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  • November 2014

    HONG KONG GREEN BUILDING AWARD 2014

    URBIS is delighted that our landscape design has contributed towards the “Trade and Industry Tower in Kai Tak Development Area (TITKT)” receiving a GRAND AWARD in the “New Buildings – Buildings under Construction” category of the Hong Kong Green Building Award 2014.
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  • September 2014

    HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF URBAN DESIGN AWARDS 2014

    URBIS is delighted to receive a Merit Award for ‘Central Cityscape’ Streetscape Enhancement Project in the HKIUD Urban Design Awards 2014.
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  • September 2014

    HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF URBAN DESIGN AWARDS 2014

    URBIS is delighted to receive a Merit Award for Hong Kong Island East Harbour-Front Study - Feasibility Study Project in the HKIUD Urban Design Awards 2014.
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  • August 2014

    HKILA 25th Anniversary Exhibition

    URBIS is pleased to announce that we have 5 projects on display at the HKILA’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition showcasing work of Hong Kong landscape architects’ who have won International planning and design awards.
    The exhibition is titled “人‧境‧共融” and is at The Rotunda, One Exchange Square from 14th-28th August.
    5 of the 17 projects on display are by URBIS.
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  • June 2014

    THE HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

    French International School – Chai Wan New Primary School
    HKIA Annual Awards 2013
    Special Architectural Award
    Alteration & Addition Works
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  • June 2014

    QUALITY BUILDING AWARD 2014

    CIC Zero Carbon Building
    Certificate of Grand Award
    Hong Kong Non-Residential [New Building] Category
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  • June 2014

    QUALITY BUILDING AWARD 2014

    Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
    Certificate of Merit Award
    Hong Kong Non-Residential [New Building] Category
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  • June 2014

    QUALITY BUILDING AWARD 2014

    Hysan Place
    Certificate of Merit Award
    Hong Kong Non-Residential [New Building] Category
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  • June 2014

    QUALITY BUILDING AWARD 2014

    China Resources Building
    Certificate of Grand Award
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  • June 2014

    QUALITY BUILDING AWARD 2014

    Pacific Place Contemporisation
    Certificate of Merit Award
    Hong Kong Building [Renovation / Revitalization] Category
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  • June 2014

    QUALITY BUILDING AWARD 2014

    Azura
    Certificate of Merit Award
    Hong Kong Residential [Single Building] Category
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