2023 WAF World Architecture Festival: Zuo Hongyun, founder of Changshu Acoustic Enterprise Burgeree, won the "Academy Award in the Architecture Industry"
Recently, the 2023 WAF World Architecture Festival came to a successful conclusion in Singapore. The World Architecture Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious award ceremonies in the international architecture industry, known as the Oscars of the architecture industry. At this year's World Architecture Festival, the "Outstanding Contribution Award for Global Urban Sustainable Development" presented by the Royal Institute of Architects of RIBA was awarded to a Suzhou entrepreneur, Zuo Hongyun, founder and senior engineer of Burgeree in recognition of his active participation in architectural technology innovation activities and special contributions.
The 2023 World Architecture Festival will be held from November 29th to December 1st at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. The annual World Architecture Festival is a unique event in the architecture industry. There are two major events in global architecture. One is the World Architects Conference, which is held every three years by the International Association of Architects and is known as the United Nations General Assembly in the field of architecture. The other is the World Architecture Festival, which is known as the "Olympic" event in architecture. It brings together architects and designers from all over the world. It is the only global architecture celebration that combines award competitions, conferences, and the dissemination of architectural knowledge. It is committed to recognizing, sharing, and encouraging outstanding architectural designs, and has become one of the largest and most prestigious selection and award ceremonies in the international architecture industry. In 2023, WAF received nearly a thousand high-quality works, the highest in recent years.
Burgeree New Tech Jiangsu Co Ltd., founded in 2007, is located in the Economic and Technological Development Zone of Changshu City. It is a vibrant brand and a leader in modern architectural acoustics. The brand brings together multiple internationally renowned designers. The company focuses on the research and development, design, production, and sales of architectural acoustic materials, providing customers with technical support for acoustic product application and professional architectural acoustic solutions, The company's production capacity and market share rank first in the polyester fiber products of the acoustic industry. Since its establishment, the company has been committed to the mission of "Burgeree - Let the World Listen to a Beautiful Life", with research and development innovation as the continuous driving force for development. It has always been committed to the technological innovation of PET acoustic materials in the construction and office fields, and has become a leader and promoter in the "PET acoustic materials" industry.
Mr. Zuo Hongyun, the founder of the company, led the R&D team to develop a new product that won one national key new product, four provincial high-tech products, a silver award in the Jiangsu Purple Gold Cultural and Creative Design Competition, a German Red Dot Red Dot Award, a silver award in the Jiangsu Purple Gold Industrial Design Competition, a gold award in the Japanese Good Design Design Competition, a Hanover IF Design Award in Germany, a product development contribution award from the China Textile Industry Federation, and a Suzhou Famous Brand Product We have established the industry's first acoustic material database and developed it based on it, becoming the first enterprise in the industry to have this database, with honors such as Suzhou Export Famous Brand, Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award, and multiple awards of Red Cotton China Design Award.
As a national high-tech enterprise,Burgeree has established Jiangsu Provincial Industrial Design Center, Suzhou Municipal Enterprise Technology Center, Suzhou Engineering Technology Research Center, and Suzhou Industrial Design Center. In 2022, it was approved as the fourth batch of national level specialized, refined, and new "Little Giant" enterprises and China Textile Industry Industrial Design Center. In 2021, Burgeree was established as the China Acoustic Materials (Suzhou) R&D Innovation Center. In early 2022, Burgeree was established as the Education and Training Base of the China Acoustic Society. With excellent quality and unique patented technology, Burgeree's brand strength has rapidly improved, and its products have been applied in various iconic engineering constructions around the world.
As an invited representative of this conference, Burgeree personally visited the scene of in-depth exchanges with globally renowned architects, scholars, and project implementers, and made a perfect appearance with its products. In the layout of the entire exhibition space, the sound absorption and noise reduction effects inside and outside the booth were significantly compared. The colorful and diverse designs, as well as products with distinct textures, endow people with a warm and peaceful feeling, effectively showcasing the advantages of Burgeree's sound-absorbing products.
Zuo Hongyun, founder and senior engineer of Burgeree, was invited to give a keynote speech on "Sustainable Development of Global Urban Architecture" at the WAF2023 Global Architecture Festival. At the main forum of the conference, Zuo Hongyun gave a comprehensive introduction to Burgeree around three aspects: climate change, plastic pollution, and circular economy. In the context of highly interconnected global cities, whether it is natural disasters, energy crises, or public health threats, occasional natural disasters within cities may affect millions of people and radiate the entire human habitat. The world is facing common challenges, and Burgeree is committed to promoting the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through technological innovation and research and development of low-carbon and environmentally friendly new green building materials, it promotes them to the global building industry, and strives to make outstanding contributions to the sustainable development of urban buildings globally, using social, economic, and environmental dimensions as indicators.
At the meeting, Zuo Hongyun was awarded the "Outstanding Contribution Award for Global Urban Sustainable Development" by the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) in recognition of his active participation in architectural technology innovation activities. RIBA is an international and long-standing architectural society that has been at the forefront of global excellence in design since its establishment in 1834. The winner, Zuo Hongyun, stated that as a participant, demonstrator, and pioneer of green and sustainable development, while maintaining revenue growth, Burgeree has always firmly established the concept of green development, circular development, and low-carbon development, making every effort to create a full low-carbon ecological chain such as green factories, green designs, and green products, enhancing the core competitiveness of sustainable development, and injecting strong green development momentum into high-quality development, Also contributing to the "dual carbon" strategy with "Burgeree wisdom" and providing "Burgeree solutions". (Image and Text/Han Qing)