CL3, one of Asia’s leading architecture and design firms, has announced three landmark international projects for 2017.
The 60-strong practice, spread across Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, will be working on a furniture range for Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning; the second phase of the Gaysorn 2 Plaza in Bangkok and a 24-storey tower of vertical gallery spaces for some of the world’s leading contemporary art businesses, H Queens.
“Over the last 20 years we have built a portfolio of that comprises celebrated designs for hotels and restaurants, as well as commercial, residential and corporate developments. Next year comprises of three pivotal projects that exemplify our ability as a firm,” says award-winning architect and founder of CL3, William Lim.
“Cornell holds a special place in my heart, as myself and my sons are alumni of the school. To design this furniture range for the university is an honour for us, a design that is created out of the context of the City they will sit within.
“Across to Bangkok, we are honoured to be part of the Gaysorn Plaza development that encompasses a retail mall and an office tower to rejuvenate this multi-purpose development. In Hong Kong, H Queens is situated in Central, which is the heart of business and art gallery district. H Queens will shift the dynamics and support Hong Kong’s position on the global arts stage, while contributing to the city’s unique urban landscape.”
To be unveiled in February 2017, CL3 and multi-disciplinary design practice, Lim+ Lu, have collaborated to design a furniture range for Cornell University’s renowned College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.
Spearheaded by founder of CL3 and AAP graduate, William Lim (B.Arch. ’80) alongside Lim + Lu co-founders Vincent Lim (B.Arch. ’12) and Elaine Lu (B.Arch. ’12), the furniture pieces are inspired by the delivery trolleys of New York City.
Gaysorn 2 Plaza, meanwhile, is the new phase of a successful mall in the heart of Bangkok, containing a retail mall of 5,500 square metres and a 30 storey office tower. CL3 was invited to design the new phase and to create an iconic linkage between the new and old developments.
Finally, H Queens is a 24-storey purpose built vertical gallery building in the heart of the most expansive CBD-Hong Kong.
Dedicated to art businesses, restaurants and retail, the building aims to transform the urban environment by creating a new focus for art and entertainment alongside HK’s historic Pottinger Street.