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Limited liability company
Industry Architecture
Founder Keith Griffiths
Number of locations
London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore, Los Angeles, Seattle, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, New Delhi
Area served
Key people
Chairman - Keith Griffiths
Global Board -
Andrew Bromberg
Frank McGoldrick
Ken Yip Kai Wai
Kevin Jose
Maxwell Connop
Tony Kong Siong Ang
Andy Zi Xin Wen
David Clayton
Christine Ching Hang Lam
Services Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape, Urban Design, Masterplanning, Graphics

Aedas (/ˈdɪs/, from Latin aedificare, "to build") is an international architectural firm and is one of the world's largest. [1] The practice provides architecture, interior design, landscape design, urban design, masterplanning, and graphics. Aedas design experience includes mixed-use, office, retail, residential, hotel, infrastructure, education, culture, and adaptive reuse.


Beginning in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia (1985-2000)[edit]

Aedas was established in 1985 by Keith Griffiths in Hong Kong. Originally known as Hackett and Griffiths and later LPT Architects, the company was commissioned to design the new Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Middle Island (1986), followed by Landmark 2 and Gaysorn Shopping Centre in Bangkok (1994), and Pacific Plaza in Singapore.

The Forum at Exchange Square, Hong Kong

In 1993 the company secured its first Mass Transit Railway project in Hong Kong – the Siu Ho Wan depot to serve The Airport Express, Tung Chung Line and Disneyland Resort Line.[2] This project was followed by further Mass Transit Railway work along the Tseung Kwan O Line, Tung Chung Line, Disneyland Resort Line, West Island Line, South Island Line and West Rail Line. [3]

The company designed Pacific Plaza and John Hancock Tower and opened the Singapore office in 1994; [4] and designed Kuala Lumpur Sentral and opened the Kuala Lumpur office in Malaysia in 1996.[5]

During 2000s, the company were the architects upon the revitalisation of Prince's Building, Alexandra House, The Landmark and Chater House in Hong Kong's Central district, [6] and in 2015 designed and delivered the redevelopment of The Forum at Exchange Square. [7]

The company was renamed as Aedas in 2002 and expanded to Europe in the same year. [8]

Airport work, expansion to China, the Middle East and Europe (2000-2010)[edit]

Fortune Plaza 1, Beijing
Dubai Metro, Ibn Battuta Station (Red Line), Dubai, UAE

Aedas designed the Asia Air Freight Terminal 1 at Hong Kong International Airport in 1997. It was followed by airport commissions upon the Tradeport Logistics Centre in 2000, [9] Terminal 1 East Hall expansion (2003), Asia Air Freight Terminal 2 (2006), DHL Central Asia Hub (2007), Terminal 2 (2007), SkyPier (2009), North Satellite Concourse (2009), Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal (2013), Midfield Concourse (2016). Aedas is currently working on Carpark 4 Extension, Terminal 2 Expansion and the Third Runway Passenger Building. The firm was also appointed to design Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse in 2016. [10]

Aedas opened its first China office in Beijing in 2002 [11] 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).

In Macau, Aedas delivered its first integrated casino resort project Sands Macau [12] in 2004. Aedas was commissioned as Lead Architect for The Venetian Macao (2007), [13] Four Seasons Hotel Macau (2008), Sands Cotai Central (2012), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore; 2011) [14] and The Parisian Macao (2016). [15]

The company was commissioned to design Dubai Metro (2004). The Dubai office was established in 2005 [16]and the Abu Dhabi office was set up in 2007.[17] In 2010 and 2011, Ocean Heights, [18] Boulevard Plaza[19]and Ubora Towers, [20] all in Dubai, were completed.

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

The Star Vista, Singapore

Aedas’ completed mixed-commercial projects include The Star (2012)[21] in Singapore; Starlight Place in Chongqing (2011),[22] Center 66 in Wuxi (2014), Evergrande Plaza in Chengdu (2015), Sincere Financial Center in Chongqing (2015),[23] MOKO in Hong Kong (2015), Olympia 66 in Dalian (2016), Suning Plaza in Xuzhou (2017),[24] China. 65% of Aedas’ work is in China in 2006 and 15% in Southeast Asia. [25]

Since 2014 Aedas has been advocating the design and building of high-density, high-rise city hubs. A paper “City Hubs” was written by Aedas and published by CTBUH 2016 International Conference. [26]

Work in arts and culture sector (2010s)[edit]

In 2015, Aedas acquired UK practice RHWL and Arts Team, [27] one of the leading designers of arts and cultural facilities in Europe. Recently completed projects include London Coliseum restoration (2004), Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2013) and Tara Theatre (2016) [28] in London, UK.

Selected projects[edit]

Aedas has completed more than 100 projects totaling over 100 million square feet of space around the world. [29] Projects include:

West Kowloon Terminus, Hong Kong, under constructions


The practice was winner of the Architects' Journal International Practice of the Year 2010. [34] Aedas projects have won international design awards including MIPIM Awards 2017 and The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards 2017 for China World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China; [35] World Architecture Festival Awards 2016 for Chengdu City Music Hall in Chengdu, China; [36] International Property Awards 2016-2017 for Main Building of Guangdong, Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park in Zhuhai, China and The St. Regis Chengdu in China; [37] 2016 MIPIM Asia Awards for Sina Plaza in Beijing, China, Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project in Chongqing, China, Taipei European School European Secondary Campus Redevelopment in Taipei, Taiwan, and Chengyang Cultural Arts and Sports Center in Qingdao, China; [38] ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards 2016 for MOKO in Hong Kong.[39]


  1. ^ "WA100 2017 The big list". bdonine. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Sinclair, Kevin. "Making Connections: Aedas architects in Asia." ed. Emma Philips. Hong Kong: Aedas, 2005.
  3. ^ "Designers transfer Hong Kong know how to Dubai's new metro". SCMP. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  4. ^ O’Young, Anneliese. "Travels with Aedas." ed. Emma Philips. Hong Kong: Aedas, 2009.
  5. ^ Sinclair, Kevin. "Making Connections: Aedas architects in Asia." ed. Emma Philips. Hong Kong: Aedas, 2005.
  6. ^ "Modernity in Transition The Reshaping of Modern Commercial Architecture in Central" (PDF). HKIA Journal. HK: HKIA. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2001. 
  7. ^ "The Forum, Hong Kong (Completion year: 2014)". HKIA. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Aedas brand identity built by Siegelgale". Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Tradeport Logistics Centre maximum flexibility" (PDF). Building Journal. HK: BJ. 1 March 2003. Retrieved 25 April 2005. 
  10. ^ "Aedas to play key role in major new airport projects in Shenzhen and Hong Kong". Airport World. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  11. ^ National enterprise credit information. [1] Retrieved 21 June 2017
  12. ^ Far East Global Group Listing. [2] Retrieved 8 January 2008.
  13. ^ The Venetian Macao. [3] Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  14. ^ E-architect – Marina Bay Sands. [4] Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  15. ^ [5] Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  16. ^ Dubai metro station. [6] Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  17. ^ "Aedas expends in the middle east". Construction week online. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  18. ^ Ocean Heights. [7] Retrieved 18 March 2014
  19. ^ CTBUH Database: Boulevard Plaza. [8] Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  20. ^ The Global Tall Building Database of the CTBUH. U-Bora Tower. [9] Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  21. ^ The Star, Andrew Bromberg at Aedas. [10] Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  22. ^ Starlight Place. [11] Retrieved 30 Aug 2012.
  23. ^ CTBUH database. [12] Retrieved 18 Aug 2016.
  24. ^ Suning Real Estate opens another giant shopping centre in China. [13] Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  25. ^ Winds of change at Aedas. [14] Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  26. ^ "City hubs" (PDF). CTBUH Research paper. HK: BJ. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2005. 
  27. ^ "Aedas snaps up RHWL". The Architects’ Journal. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  28. ^ Tara Arts. [15] Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  29. ^ Aedas realigns international practice. [16] Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  30. ^ "Aedas Dubai design wins office and retail award". ConstructionWeekOnline. 
  31. ^ "Modernity in Transition The Reshaping of Modern Commercial Architecture in Central" (PDF). HKIA Journal. HK: HKIA. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2001. 
  32. ^ Airport building designs. [17] Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  33. ^ "R&F Center". 
  34. ^ Practice of the year 2010. [18] Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  35. ^ MIPIM Awards 2017. [19] Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  36. ^ WAF Awards 2016. [20] Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  37. ^ International property design awards 2016. [21] Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  38. ^ MIPIM Asia Awards 2016. [22] Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  39. ^ ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards 2016. [23] Retrieved 15 May 2017.

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