News & Awards

Irish Building & Design Awards

2015

John Curran Architects were honoured to receive ‘’International Project of the Year Award’’ at the Irish Building & Design Awards, held in Dublin on 24 April 2015.

Shanghai International Literary Festival

2013

As speaker and panellist, John Curran joins session organizer Clare Jacobson of the Architectural Record magazine, in a lively conversation with the audience, pondering the future possibilities of the old and new Bund – the historical riverfront of Shanghai, at the Shanghai International Literary Festival 2013.

Vanke Plaza Fuzhou Launch Ceremony

2012

Honoured to speak at the launch ceremony of Vanke Plaza Fuzhou, John Curran shared a vision inspired by the site’s location – the wonderful Bai Ma Park and River.  As a new pedestrianized living and shopping neighbourhood, Vanke Plaza has the ambition of creating a Valley of Culture programmed with ‘City Stage’ attractions. 

Green Buildings Summit Guangzhou

2012

With the support of case studies, John Curran talks about a holistic approach to sustainability – embracing social inclusion and commercial prosperity alongside ecological responsibility, vital for empowering communities to decide to want to be part of a sustainable future.

Archifest Shanghai

2011

Archifest 2011 provided a good platform to engage in a dialogue about what matters in our cities.  With a population equivalent to the continent of Australia (over 23 million), John Curran turned the debate to Shanghai’s essential need for breathing spaces.   

Port Planning & Design China Summit

2011

John Curran participates as speaker at the Port Planning & Design China Summit, held in Shanghai in 2011, on the theme of creating a new Maritime Gateway into the heart of the city.

Zhongshan Butterfly District Launch Ceremony

2011

A large gathering of friends and business acquaintances come together to celebrate the opening of the Butterfly District in Zhongshan. John Curran joins his visionary and warmly regarded client, Ms Jane Li, on stage to welcome the many smiling faces.

MIPIM Award For Best Mixed Use Buildings

2011

John Curran receives an award for Best Mixed Use Buildings at the MIPIM Awards ceremony held in Hong Kong in 2011, for the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal, Business & Entertainment District.

River Angels Perform on the Waterfront

2010

The Shanghai International Cruise Terminal, Business & Entertainment District, designed by John Curran, became an enchanting venue for a performance by the Italian Circus, celebrating the launch of another international cruise service.

Former President Hu Jintao

2010

John Curran is honoured to present to former President Hu Jintao, his charity project ‘Community Flowers’ – relief facilities designed and delivered to aid recovery following the Sichuan earthquake of 2008.

Former Mayor of Shanghai Mayor Han & Former Vice Premier Madam Wu

2009

John Curran presents to former Mayor of Shanghai, Mayor Han, and Madam Wu, a Sustainable Communities approach to projects.

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