West-line Studio Entered Civic Trust Awards 2021—Regional Finalist
2020 November, West-line Studio entered Civic Trust Awards 2021—Regional Finalist with its project “Shui Cultural Center · Lead Architects Haobo Wei, Jingsong Xie” . In the list, there are other outstanding architectural design offices worldwide, such as Grimes、Foster+Partners、Heatherwick Studio、Adams & Sutherland、Allford Hall Monaghan Morris、UNITEDLAB Associates LLC, etc.
Since the founding of Civic Trust Awards Scheme in Britain in 1959, it has, by rewarding outstanding architectural and environmental design projects, continually contributed to the improvement of local communities and to the construction of better places in which people can all live, work and relax. In every season of this awards scheme, the overwhelming majority of award-winning architectural design offices are located in the UK, and offices of other countries or regions that have entered the Regional Finalist or even won awards are internationally renowned and outstanding. In this year’s event, in terms of the regional distribution of offices making the list, apart from those located within the UK, in the list there are only 10 offices (2 in Canada, 1 in Australia, 1 in Denmark, 1 in The Republic of Ireland, 1 in Papua New Guinea, 1 in Korea, 2 in America and 1 in China) that are not situated in the UK. West-line Studio is the only Chinese team that makes the list.
As the longest standing environment awards scheme in Europe, standards of entry are so demanding that not only award-winning projects should reflect superiority as well as sustainability in architectures or designing and offer a positive cultural, social, economic or environmental benefit to their local communities, they must withstand assessment visits by assessing teams of respective countries or regions where possible. Based on the feedback of assessment teams on the aesthetics, design quality, accessibility, sustainability and community impact of the scheme, only outstanding design works can enter Regional Finalist.