MET Studio is proud to announce two new awards received for the Hong Kong Wetland Park project.
The first is the Top Honor Award at the '2007 Excellence on the Waterfront Awards', awarded by the Waterfront Centre of Washington DC, USA, and presented in Boston USA on 2 November 2007.
The second award is the Urban Land Institute (ULI)Global Award for Excellence, awarded by the ULI also of Washington DC and presented in Las Vegas, USA, on 26 October 2007.
"This brings to 15 the number of national/international Awards conferred on our project and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all once again for your invaluable contributions to this amazing success story! Please pass on my appreciation and regards to all of your staff and sub consultants who were involved. We truly had a remarkable project team."
(Andy Lewis at Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong)
MET Studio's excellent record of overseas work has been rewarded in their latest award win at the London International Trade Awards 2007.
MET Studio celebrates 25 Years
MET Studio celebrated 25 years in business on November 15th. A special Silver Anniversary party was held in commemoration, attended by over 200 employees (present and past) and friends of MET Studio. Click here to view pictures from the celebration.
MET Studio has recently completed work on a unique exhibition that is now open at the National Army Museum. Helmand: The Soldiers’ Story has been built, written and contributed to by soldiers of 16 Air Assault Brigade, to tell the story of their experiences fighting in Afghanistan’s troubled Helmand Province in 2006.
MET Studio, working alongside leading architect Zaha Hadid, has been shortlisted for the design of the prestigious British Pavilion at Expo 2010, Shanghai. The final decision on a winner will be taken in September after interviews with the six finalist candidates.
The Network Pavilion tells the story of our worlds as we move in to a new century, which is already being defined by global networks. It has been designed to display and embody the network sensibilities and realities of our time. The structure fuses content with architecture and creates experiences never seen before in an exposition pavilion. It connects the UK to China in ways that demonstrate the unique place the UK occupies worldwide within its own networks, from global finance to tourism and travel and the arts.
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MET Studio and Haley Sharpe Design were named as joint winners of the International Award at the Museum and Heritage Awards 2007 for the outstanding work they had undertaken for two major overseas projects - Hong Kong Wetland Park and Historic Jamestown, respectively.
Following MET Studio's appointment as the design/build agency for the SaudiAramco R&D centre, the project is currently on site and due for completion at the end of 2006.
MET Studio has been awarded the design and build contract for the Budongo chimpanzee exhibit by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland at Edinburgh Zoo. Working with Edinburgh-based architects Cooper Cromer, MET Studio is working towards completing the project by the end of 2007.
The project will be one of the largest attractions of its kind in Europe. MET Studio will be responsible for the interpretation of all exhibits and theming, focusing on the Budongo forest in Uganda and the Budongo chimpanzee conservation project. The project will also feature exciting interactives, highlighting the similarities between chimpanzees and humans.
Donald Tsang declared the Hong Kong Wetland Park open on 20th May 2006 and encouraged people to introduce “this treasure of nature and world-class green tourism facility to friends and relatives overseas”. The 10,000 square metre visitor centre, along with its 60 hectares of recreated wetlands, was masterplanned, designed and supervised by MET Studio over the last 5 year period. With three major interactive exhibition galleries (including a walkthrough swamp with live crocodiles), and extensive exterior interpretation, the Park will be a focal point for local and regional conservation education. It has already proven to be enormously popular with the public. For more information visit:
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