Priestman Architects
Architecture, Chongqing Shi Chongqing China
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Brief Summary
Priestman Architects | London was formed in 1994 by Matthew Priestman with the design and realisation of a new low-energy timber frame house in Herefordshire. This was followed by many contemporary high-quality residential and commercial projects with the practice completing the much acclaimed showroom for Steelcase Strafor and the 4,000sqm London headquarters for Ted Baker PLC in 2000.

After winning architectural competitions in Scotland and Denmark in 1994, the practice was invited to submit design proposals for cultural buildings such as the Danish State Archive and University of South Stockholm and in 2004 the practice won one of three prizes in an invited competition for the 60,000sqm New Guangdong Museum in China.

The practice has acted as Architect and Project Manager for complex urban mixed-use projects in London, gaining valuable planning permissions for difficult sites and completing projects such as a 3,000sqm scheme of 27 residential, live-work and office units in 2005.

It is included in the Architecture Foundation’s directory of New British Architects and was one of four UK practices in the RIBA/AD exhibition ‘Architecture on the Horizon’. Their work has received wide publicity in the design and national press.

Priestman Architects | Chongqing (PACQ) was formed in 2010 as a young and energetic design team, focusing on Architecture, Urbanism and Interior Design in Southwest China. Comprised of British and Chinese partners, the practice has a strong understanding of contemporary design in the Chinese market.

It immediately gained recognition in early 2010 for its competition winning designs and sensitive approach to the renovation of over 350 houses in Kangding, Sichuan Province. This was followed by a successful competition proposal to redevelop Xishan Square in Nanchong, Sichuan, a 33,000sqm site which acts as a major destination for both tourists and many of the city’s 7 million residents. Construction is slated for late 2011 and will include a 3,000sqm tourist centre.

Recently, the practice has been invited to submit proposals for a number of urban and cultural master plans in Chongqing and has been featured in online and print media across China. 
Argent Group PLC
Berkeley Homes Ltd
Britsh Consulate General Chongqing
Bryan Morel PR
Canary Wharf Ltd
Chongqing Beibei New Urban Construction Committee
Chongqing Urban Planning Bureau
Chongqing YuLong Assets Management (Group) co. Ltd
City of Stockholm, Sweden
Clarendon Group Ltd
Dowell Real Estate Development co. Ltd
Ealing Borough Council
Hague Securities Ltd
Herefordshire County Council
Imperial College London
Interface INC
Kangding Urban Construction Bureau
Kingston University
Lenta Properties Ltd
Leonard Cheshire Foundation
Ministry of Culture, Denmark
Ministry of Education, Denmark
Nanchong Xishan Scenic Spot Management Bureau
Orestad Development Corporation, Denmark
Peabody Housing Trust
Priestman Goode Ltd
Sapcote Developments Ltd
Steelcase Strafor INC
Ted Baker PLC
UK Trade & Investment
Urban Splash Ltd
Verve Properties 
Awards and Recognition
2011 ‘Chongqing Native Culture’
 Green Building & Building Energy Construction Magazine
2011 ‘Model Pavilion’, 5th China International City Construction
Expo, Chongqing (First Prize)
2011 KongGang Masterplan, Chongqing, China
(Second prize)
2011 BeiBei Peace Park, Chongqing, China
(Second prize)
2011 ‘Where The West Meets The East’
World Life Magazine

2010 Xishan Square, Nanchong, Sichuan, China
(First Prize, ten shortlisted)
2010 Yala Road, Kangding, Sichuan, China
(First Prize)

2004 New Guangdong Museum Guangzhou China
(Second prize)

2003 Cloisters and Wellington Road mixed-use projects
Building Design and Building Magazines

2001 Profile and Microclimatic control project (Film & Installation)
Mix Magazine
2001 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: New House in Surrey
(Winning Drawing Prize)
2001 Ted Baker’s Offices & Steelcase Strafor Showroom,
Interiors for Architects and Designers
2001 Architectural Dialogue Tours: Ted Baker’s Offices
2001 Ted Baker’s Offices
Architectural Review and Surface Magazines

2000 Surrey House
Building Design Magazine
2000 Film and Architecture, Architectural Design: Hotel, UAE

1999 Small Projects Award Exhibition, RIBA
1999 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

1997 Danish State Archives, Invited/Commissioned Competition (Highly Commended)
1997 Big Buildings - Orestad Monolith
Architectural Review
1997 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition

1996 Architecture on the Horizon, AD Profile No. 122
Architecture on the Horizon, RIBA Exhibition
1996 University of South Stockhom College
International Open Competition
(Prize and commission to develop ideas)
1995 Orestad Evolution article
Architectural Review 1180 (Orestad Masterplan)
1995 British Architects in Exile
AD Profile No. 115

1994 Young Immerging Practices
Blueprint Magazine
1994 Orestad Masterplan, International Open Competition
(First Prize)
1994 Bangour Masterplan, International Open Competition
(First Prize)

1993 Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition & AJ Bovis Award
1993 Ayr Citadel Masterplan, Ayr
(Second Prize)

1992 Hertfordshire Cheshire Home, Herts
(First Prize, Commissioned 1994)

1991 Fifty Under Fifty, RIBA Exhibition 

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