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The Atkins-designed TEDA H2 building, highlight of the Tianjin TEDA Modern Services District (MSD), has been crowned the Best Green Development by China Property Awards 2015. As part of the Asia Property Awards - the region’s biggest and most respected real estate awards programme and rewards – the China Property Awards celebrate only the biggest and best achievers in Greater China.

Bertil de Kleynen, Atkins’ director for architecture and landscape in Asia Pacific, said: “I am extremely excited to see TEDA H2 winning another leading industry award. It is a great recognition to Atkins’ design capability and this truly unique green building. This project is an exemplar showcase of Atkins’ integrated solutions for a sustainable urban development fit for the future, and one that benefits the local community.”

TEDA H2 Building, which opened in 2014, is the world’s first low-carbon building accredited with four green building certificates under different assessment schemes: the US LEED (Gold), the Chinese 3-Star (3 stars), the Japanese CASBEE (S Class), and the UK BREEAM (Very Good). The demonstration project also serves as a platform for research of new green technologies.

H2 Building has demonstrated an energy-saving, comfortable indoor building environment through different aspects of architectural and engineering designs. Atkins’ design team applied an array of layered façade structures and unique high performance materials to provide sustainability to the building: photovoltaic panels on the southern side for solar energy conversion, double glazing on the southern façade to provide better insulation and improve energy efficiency, and a grey water system for reducing potable water consumption.

In addition to being the architect for the TEDA H2 Building, Atkins is also the lead designer for the Tianjin TEDA MSD, responsible for the entire project design from planning to construction. Covering a GFA of 1.34 million square metres, the Tianjin TEDA MSD is a development zone identified to promote the city’s importance as an economic centre for northern China.

TEDA H2 is a multiple award winner: in 2014, it won the bronze award for “Best Innovative Green Building” by MIPIM Asia, and earlier this year, it received a Certificate of Excellence for Green or Sustainable Design by A&D Trophy Awards 2015.


For more information:

Christina Zhuang
Communications manager, Asia Pacific
Tel: +852 2972 1558 / Fax: +852 2890 6343

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