october

2009 dì magazine promotes logon
Industry magazine "dì" ranks logon 12th top foreign commercial & residential architectural design enterprise in China in 2009, up from the 19th position last year. Read more about this media release in our media highlights >>

october

logon win Nanjing TUSPARK Urban Planning competition
Following Suzhou landscape project, logon was commissioned another project in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province named Nanjing TUSPARK high-tech office park. It is located in the Jiangn­ing District of Nanjing, halfway between the new airport and downtown Nanjing. With the site area of 6.9ha, the site is organized into three different build­ing areas: high-rises, economy office space and lakeside office buildings, providing spaces for different kinds of office, lab and research use. The mix of urban and natural settings creates a new place; a unique and attractive environment for work and life.

october

logon win competition for Suzhou New District Commercial Plaza Landscape Design
logon successfully entered the Suzhou market by winning international landscape design competition of Suzhou New District Commercial Plaza. The project is located in the center of a new developing district close to downtown Suzhou. The fundamental design concept is the communication between people and function where the design aim is to create a contemporary public urban plaza for the upcoming center for the new district. “It’s a tailor-made design scheme suitable for the site and with future consideration.” commented the Suzhou client.

october

logon’s adaptive reuse project iiinshanghai ranked as one of the best creative park in Shanghai
On October 21st 2009, iiinshanghai Creative Park was awarded 2009 best creative industry park in Shanghai on the closing ceremony of Shanghai International Creative Industry Week. Located in Changning District, iiinshanghai is an adaptive reuse project designed by logon in 2007. The former metal & plastic product plant was successfully transformed into a place for innovation and creativ­ity, providing a brand-new experience for work and entertainment. The logon Shanghai office also designed its own office space within iiinshanghai.

october

creativegermany @ Shanghai Creative Week successfully concludes
The former Shanghai factory converted creative park 800SHOW located on 800 Changde Road in downtown Jing’An district hosted the 2009 Shanghai International Creative Industry Week (SICIW) from 15-21 October. Organized by logon, the pavilion showcased various design and creative firm exhibitions and hosted events including a dedicated German Day on October 20th. This year’s SICIW saw the highest number of attendance to date. Thousands of people including students, creative professionals, property developers and investors turned attended the German Pavilion; creativegermany at 800SHOW. China’s thirst for creative knowledge was confirmed by full-house lectures by world class firms and professionals including Markus Schneider from Thismedia, Tobias Sievers from Luxoom, a joint lecture by Berlin University of Technology / Tongji University Shanghai students, Pascal Hartmann from logon, Gregor Hoheisel from Graft and Christian Wentzel from Wentzel Hahn. The German Day and evening VIP party gathered over 300 VIP and guests and was presented by Mr. Frank Krueger, Creative Director of logon and Ms. Wang Fang, managing director of logon.

october

logon wins second award at SICIW for China’s Most Successful Design 2009 for 800 Show
logon claimed a second award by the end of the Shanghai International Creative Industry Week (SICIW) 2009. The closing ceremony was held October 21st in the 800SHOW iconic main event hall with hundreds of VIPs including government officials and international creative industry leaders. 800SHOW Creative Park won China’s Most Successful Design Award 2009. “logon did a great job, your design will drive the pace of development in Jing’An district”, commented Mr. Dong Xu Ji the Chairman of the Communist party, Jing’An district.

october

Government and VIPs attend German Day at the German Pavilion “creativegermany”
The logon team organized the German Day on October 20th. The day-time schedule consisted of a five person panel discussion headed by logon sociologist Pascal Hartmann to discuss The Development of Creative Industries in Shanghai. This event was followed by a lecture led by Gregor Hoheisel of Graft entitled From Product Design to Urban Planning. Speeches were delivered by Dr. Albrecht von der Heyden, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai, Mr. Lu Xiaodong, Deputy Mayor of Jing’An District of Shanghai, Prof. Wu Zhiqiang, Chief Planner for the Expo Park, Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Shanghai Tongji University and Mr. He Zengqiang, General Secretary of Shanghai Creative Industry Center. Their speeches referred to what they believe creativity is. The creativegermany gala party attracted over 300 guests.

october

Shanghai International Creative Industry Week – logon receives 2009 Best Young Designers Award
On October 15th 2009, Frank Krueger the Creative Director of logon received the 2009 Best Young Designers Award at the SICIW on opening night, the firm’s first award for the week. “I accept this award on behalf of the logon international team where without them, winning this award would not be possible”, Krueger explained. “It will sit in our Shanghai office at iiinShanghai Creative Park for all employees to see”. Amongst more and more urban design, public facility and renovation projects, the 800SHOW Creative Park logon architects designed their own office iiinShanghai Creative Park on Dingxi Road.

october

Creative Director Mr. Frank Krueger speaks at Tongji University, Shanghai China
On October 13th, logon’s Creative Director Mr. Frank Krueger was invited to speak at Tongji University to both students and various academics on the future of architectural design in China.

october

logon presents key note speech at Changxing forum
On October 12th in relation to the Shanghai International Creative Industry Week (SICIW), Creative Director of logon Frank Krueger was invited to deliver a key note speech at the Changxing International Investment and Trade Forum. Amongst other VIP speakers including Professor Wu Zhiqiang, Chief Planner for the Expo Park, Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, Mr. Krueger spoke to an audience of over a thousand people including government and other officials about sustainable architecture and urban planning in China. Changxing is located approximately 170km from Shanghai in the center of the Yangtze Delta, China; on the southwest bank of Taihu Lake, bordering Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui.

october

Shanghai International Creative Industry Week – The German Pavilion, Shanghai China
From October 15th-21st the 2009 Shanghai International Creative Industry Week (SICIW) will be held at logon’s renovation project 800SHOW. This event is one of the largest gatherings of creative companies including government and private organizations from countries across the globe. In addition to logon organizing the German Pavilion logon will also participate and exhibit some of its latest China projects (located on level two). For more information about the German Pavilion visit www.creativegermany.com SICIW information can be found here www.siciw.com

september

Rebirth@800SHOW – art meets architecture exhibition, Shanghai China
On September 30th, logon successfully handed over the latest Shanghai renovation project 800SHOW located in Shanghai’s premier business and lifestyle area, Jing An. Over a thousand guests including VIP government and private sector elite gathered to mingle with renowned local and international artist’s whist absorbing their various works. More information can be found at www.rebirth800.com

august

New Qingpu Wetland project shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival (WAF)
New Qingpu Wetland project is shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards out of over 600 applications from over 80 countries. logon creative director Frank Krueger and his creative team will travel to Barcelona for the award ceremony in November 2009.

august

800 Show Art Exhibition: ART MEETS ARCHITECTURE
ART MEETS ARCHITECTURE is the title given to the art exhibition produced by logon, which will be held at the 800show Creative Park on 12~30September 2009. Many world class artists as Alan Chan, Hu Jieming, Ninghao, Yang Yongliang have already confirmed their participation, showcasing some of their latest artwork. The VIP event will be held on 11th Sep night.

august

Liberation Daily Real Estate Feature article “How the 800 Show came into being”
logon senior architect invites readers into the design concept of the 800 Show Creative Park. The article was published July 31, 2009 by the Liberation Daily Real Estate Feature.

july

logon team watches the solar eclipse
logon Shanghai team gathered on the rooftop garden of the 800 Show Creative Park in Shanghai on the occasion of the July 22 solar eclipse, an event which only occurs once every 300 years.

july

Jining Renovation Building Construction Opening Ceremony
Jining Chuangxin Office Building Construction Opening Ceremony 13th July, logon participates in the Jining Building Construction Opening Ceremony by invitation of the Jining government.

july

2009 China Sustainable Building Forum
Several senior architects of logon joined the China Sustainable Building Forum which was held by UNV exhibitions Ltd, Co in June-July 2009. There they shared their opinions on topics such as sustainable development trends, green architecture design and ecological urban planning.

june

German senior artist and curator joins logon
German senior artist and curator Dirk Holkamp-Endemann joins logon. Coming from Berlin, he will help logon produce the opening ceremony for 800 Show and CreativeGermany events within the context of the International Creative Week held in October 2009.

june

Dalian 15 project published in Designer & Designing
Designer & Designing Magazine publishes logon Dalian 15 project in their June edition. Starting with an old warehouse alongside the harbor, logon creates a 24 hour multi-function space which includes large office areas, boutique malls, restaurants and leisure facilities. Read more in Designer & Designing June 2009 article: “Former harbor warehouse to seaside leisure center”.

june

logon Top design for Kunshan Nucleic Acid Science and Technology Park
June 15th, logon is announced design winner for the international competition for the Office and Admin Building of Kunshan Nucleic Acid Science and Technology Park.

june

logon attends Qingpu award ceremony
Frank Krueger, Wang Fang and New Qingpu Wetland project’s main architect Huo Xuesong attend the 2008 Shanghai Qingpu New City West Region International Competition of Conceptual Urban Design award ceremony. During the ceremony, Frank Krueger and Wang Fang deliver speeches about the company’s “Qingpu New Wetland Project”, which was awarded 2nd prize in the competition.

may

logon, official German Pavilion organizer at Creative Week 2009
logon was made official organizer for the 2009 German Pavilion during the International Shanghai Creative Week. logon has invited several famous German companies to join the exhibition. logon is hopeful these companies will showcase German originality and technology.

may

logon Top-Level Management Meeting
logon top-level management meets to discuss the company’s development strategy and future plans at the Hyatt on the Bund.

april

di magazine publishes logon Qingpu design
Di Magazine publishes a second article on the new Jiang Nan water town topic. The jury comments on logon New Qingpu Wetland conceptual design: “To bring nature into the park with the simplest method, a modern manual corridor provides the possibility for the activities in the park.” Read more in Di Magazine: The discussion on the integration of New Qingpu Wetland Design and new Jiang Nan water town.

april

China International Building & Decoration Fair
Early April 2009, logon architect and marketing representatives were invited as special guests to the China International Building Decoration Fair which was held in Shanghai.

april

logon won 2nd Prize for 2008 Shanghai Qingpu Urban Design International Competition
Of 600 entries, logon was awarded 2nd prize for it's outstanding design in 2008 Shanghai Qingpu New City West Region International Competition of Conceptual Urban Design. The logon design proposed to transform the area into a self-maintained natural habitat for fauna and flora and natural animal inhabitation. Visitors could escape the city and discover the sustainable green park by the suspended walkway which curves throughout the whole area where as a new harbor with restaurant ships and swimming theater provide new entertainment and leisure facilities.

april

logon Shanghai is Expanding
Thanks to various new projects, the logon office in Shanghai is expanding! To find out more about current logon openings, please see our careers page or contact: hr-shanghai @ logon-architecture.com

march

2009 Ultra High-rise Building Industry Summit
logon creative director Frank Krueger, managing director Wang Fang as well as several senior engineers participated in the 2009 Ultra High-Rise Building Industry Summit held at the Shanghai World Financial Center, March 26-27. There, they were invited into a discussion with other experts on the challenges and opportunities relating to the ultra high-rise building industry.

march

Qingpu Master Forum
logon participated in the “2009 Qingpu Master Forum” held in Shanghai, March 25. The forum included an opening ceremony which featured shortlisted design work submitted to the Shanghai Qingpu New City West Region International Competition of Conceptual Urban Design. Several world famous architects were invited to give speeches, to share their viewpoints of the forum and make predictions on the developmental trends of the Jiang Nan water towns. The logon creative team took part in this forum and shared their design experience with the other experts present.

march

Eco Green Building Congress, Shanghai, China
The Jining Development Bank tower project has entered into the development design (SD) phase. The bank tower's foyer will encase the first golden vault, with an integrated VIP dining area for special client meetings.

march

The Jining Development Bank tower project
The Jining Development Bank tower project has entered into the development design (SD) phase. The bank tower's foyer will encase the first golden vault, with an integrated VIP dining area for special client meetings.

february

logon won the design competition for 15 cool, Dalian
logon was selected as having the best of 15 designs for the 15 cool Dalian harbor warehouse renovation project. The project, set to transform the former Dalian warehouse built during Japanese occupation in 1929, is currently in design development (DD) phase. The logon design respects the former feel of the building all in optimizing the building's location on the sea. The former warehouse will make room for high-class boutiques, creative and fashion industry events as well as office space, not to forget a delightful roof terrace for entertainment and dining. These events take place in the ornate glass case on the top of the roof, which gives the impression to guests they are flying over the harbor.

january

Happy New Year
logon wishes all friends, partners and clients a happy and successful year of the ox!

 

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