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TypeLimited liability company
Founded2002; 20 years ago (2002)
Area served
Key people
Keith Griffiths (chairman)[1]

Aedas is an architectural firm founded by the Welsh architect Keith Griffiths.



Aedas was established in 2002 when Abbey Holford Rowe, Peddle Thorp of Australia, and LPT Architects (formerly Liang Peddle Thorpe) of Hong Kong merged.[4][5] At that time, Peddle Thorp and LPT already had an existing alliance. The three firms were respectively renamed Aedas AHR, Aedas Peddle Thorp, and Aedas LPT.[6] The organisation planned to drop the suffixes over time, and the offices eventually adopted the simpler "Aedas" brand.[7]

The company acquired Birmingham firm TCN Architects (formerly Temple Cox Nicholls) in 2002.[8] Aedas opened its first China office in Beijing in 2002 [9] and was appointed to design Fortune Plaza 1 (2003). Other mixed-commercial projects in Beijing include TG Harbour View Apartment, R&F City, R&F Plaza and R&F Centre in Beijing. The company set up offices in Macau (2004), Shanghai (2005) and Chengdu (2005).[citation needed]

In Macau, Aedas delivered its first integrated casino resort project, Sands Macauin 2004.[10] Aedas was commissioned as lead architect for The Venetian Macao (2007),[11]

The company was commissioned to design Dubai Metro (2004). The Dubai office was established in 2005[12] and the Abu Dhabi office was set up in 2007.[13] In 2010 and 2011, Ocean Heights,[14] Boulevard Plaza[15] and Ubora Towers,[16] in Dubai, were completed.

Work in mixed-commercial sector (2010s)[edit]

Aedas’ completed mixed-commercial projects include The Star (2012)[17] in Singapore; Lè Architecture (2017) in Taipei, Taiwan; Starlight Place in Chongqing (2011),[18] Center 66 in Wuxi (2014), Evergrande Plaza in Chengdu (2015), Sincere Financial Center in Chongqing (2015),[19]

Recent years[edit]

In mid-2014 the European and Asian arms of the company (originally Abbey Holford Rowe and LPT Architects respectively) demerged. The European arm, based in the UK, was renamed AHR. The Hong Kong-based Asian business kept the Aedas name.[20] Immediately following the split, Aedas launched a London office that the company stated would mainly serve Chinese clients on projects in London.[21] In 2015, Aedas acquired UK practice RHWL, including its Arts Team division. They were respectively renamed Aedas RHWL and Aedas Arts Team.[22]

Selected projects[edit]

Aedas has completed more than one-hundred projects.[23] Projects include:


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  2. ^ Barandy, Kat (2021-06-23). "Aedas to introduce its landmark 'guanyun qiantang city' to the heart of hangzhou". Designboom. Archived from the original on 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  3. ^ Sito, Peggy (2016-04-08). "Why China's new urban playbook creates business opportunities for international architects". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  4. ^ "AHR joins global set". Building Design. 15 March 2002. p. 4.
  5. ^ "Architects build global alliance by looking East". Birmingham Post. 4 April 2002. p. 20.
  6. ^ "Abbey Holford Rowe forms global alliance". Building. 15 March 2002.
  7. ^ "Aedas' brand identity built by Siegelgale". Design Week. 14 March 2002.
  8. ^ "Architects merge with top six firm". The Birmingham Post. 11 July 2002.
  9. ^ National enterprise credit information. [1][permanent dead link] Retrieved 21 June 2017
  10. ^ "The Asian Venice". Casino Style Magazine. 2010-04-27.
  11. ^ "Aedas – The Venetian Macao (Macao)". Architecture Scope. Archived from the original on 2015-10-23.
  12. ^ Griffiths, Keith (2016-11-27). "After all those towers in China, it's time to care for a few in my Welsh homeland". The Times. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  13. ^ "Aedas expends in the middle east". Construction week online. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  14. ^ Arab Emirates/Dubai/Ocean Heights "Ocean Heights". {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "Boulevard Plaza 1". Skyscraper Center. Archived from the original on 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  16. ^ "The Global Tall Building Database of the CTBUH. U-Bora Tower". Skyscraper center. Archived from the original on 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  17. ^ "The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas". Arch Daily. 30 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  18. ^ Grieco, Lauren (2012-05-16). "Aedas: starlight place". Designboom. Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  19. ^ "Sincere Financial Center Tower A Chongqing". Archived from the original on 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  20. ^ Waite, Richard (7 July 2014). "Breaking news: Aedas splits". Architects' Journal.
  21. ^ Gardiner, Joey (11 July 2014). "Aedas launches London office after splitting from UK arm". Building.
  22. ^ Mark, Laura (26 January 2015). "Aedas snaps up RHWL". Architects' Journal.
  23. ^ "Aedas realigns international practice". Building Hong Kong. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2021-06-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. ^ "Aedas Dubai design wins office and retail award". ConstructionWeekOnline.
  25. ^ "Modernity in Transition The Reshaping of Modern Commercial Architecture in Central" (PDF). HKIA Journal. HK: HKIA. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2001.
  26. ^ Hadi, Abdul (24 December 2015). "Lahore Emporium Mall will be largest mall in Pakistan; opening in 2016 |". Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  27. ^ Airport building designs. [2] Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  28. ^ "R&F Center".
  29. ^ "Lè Architecture".
  30. ^ Stevens, Philip (2018-10-17). "Aedas conceives office building in taiwan as a 165-meter-tall bamboo shoot". Designboom. Archived from the original on 2018-11-03. Retrieved 2021-06-25.

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