Asia Pacific ULI Honors Projects

Sasaki’s work on the 798 Arts District emphasizes the arts as a central theme; retains the essential qualities of the historic industrial aesthetic; develops strategies to make the district more visible and connected to the city; and encourages a wide variety of arts-related and contemporary uses to ensure a vibrant and dynamic district.

Boston  – Sasaki, a global design firm with offices in Boston, Denver, and Shanghai, announced that one of the firm’s projects, the 798 Arts District in Beijing, China, has won a 2021 Asia Pacific Urban Land Institute (ULI) Excellence Award, with two additional Sasaki projects named as finalists: Xuhui Runway Park China, and Jiading Central Park, both in Shanghai.

The 798 Arts District’s core focuses on adaptively reusing historic factories.

The winners were selected out of a record 81 submissions, marking a significant achievement for the firm.

Sasaki is one of only two firms this year to have had three projects honored as finalists by ULI. The winners were honored at ULI’s hybrid Asia Pacific Summit for their comprehensive level of quality and innovative approaches to design and development.