DPA Projects Take Home Gold in Global Habitat Design Awards 2022


DP Architects (DPA) netted three Golds in two categories in the recently concluded 2022 Global Habitat Design Awards. Agile Mont Kiara won Gold in the Residential Project category, while The INLET Block 2 and Poly Liuzhou International Center claimed Gold awards in the Public Architecture category.

Agile Mont Kiara (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is an urban-chic residential development that harmonizes with its naturally hilly site to shelter the privacy of its residents. Poly Liuzhou International Center (Liuzhou, China) is a contextually sensitive mixed-use development with a form inspired by the South China Karst, and features an architectural scheme carved by its surrounding urban forces. The INLET Block 2 (Shanghai, China) is a contemporary retail insertion with an intentionally simple form inspired by the peculiarities of the site. It is designed to reflect and accentuate the rich heritage of one of Shanghai’s major shopping streets in the Hongkou district.

The Global Habitat Design Awards is an international award competition focused on “cutting-edge habitat design concepts” that go beyond the aesthetic, rewarding projects that demonstrate people-centric design, and innovatively apply new technology and materials. Winning projects must create a better built environment for users, promoting liveability and uplifting the human experience. Clinching three gold awards in this cycle is testament to DPA’s perennial drive and commitment to deliver built environment projects that are future-oriented, community-focused and rooted in core design principles of sustainability, resiliency and wellbeing.

This year’s iteration was highly competitive, with more than 200 design companies and developers competing across five different categories. Its jury comprised of both renowned industry leaders including Julia Chang and Todd E. Pilgreen from Gensler, Peter Duncan and Zhang Yang from SOM Architects, as well as domestic firms such as ARCHINA.