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2018 AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception

Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Honors & Awards Cocktail Reception on Monday, November 19, 2018.  Please RSVP with your guests latest by November 15th.  Walk-in guests will be charged HK$100.

We are delighted to have Raymond Wong, the concert master of Hong Kong new Philharmonia Orchestra who has performed as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Elite Chamber Orchestra to perform and celebrate with us!

The AIA Hong Kong 2018 Honors & Awards is the highlight of the year for AIA Hong Kong members and it will be our honor if you can join our celebration.  The Awards will be presented to the winners for excellence in design, sustainability and dedication to the preservation and improvement of our natural and built environment. We will also celebrate the emergence of young architects – and how we can further collaborate to promote design excellence moving forward.  The Scholastic & Citation awards presentations will take place during our Cocktail Reception. We will also honor the 2018 Honors and Awards winners at the Chapter Annual Dinner.

The exhibition will display all of our members’ submissions in the architecture, interior architecture, urban design and unbuilt projects categories. In addition, students from both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong will be cited for their talent in architectural studies.

 

Thank you and we hope to see you on November 19th for a fun evening and to honor the award winners!

 

The Executive Committee of 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

 

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YAG Architectural Sketching with Students, Asia Society

At this event YAG will be working with two groups of special needs children. We will tour the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on November 17th (Saturday) with Architecture for Children and JFK Red Cross (a group of physically disabled children students: 10-12 years, 10 people, need help with wheelchairs) and Tai Kwun with SCAD and Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Hong Chi Morninghope School on December 10th (Monday) together with each project’s design architects. We will explain our professions to the children and help them make architectural sketches at both heritage sites.

These events are FREE with 2LUs and we ask that you join us, with your sketching supplies, to help our Chapter SERVE and ENGAGE with the local communities!

 

The visit to Asia Society will also include a training course (in Cantonese) for those wishing to become tour guides.  Please RSVP via rsvp@aiahk.org

Program:

11:00am-12:00noon Outdoor picnic at Hong Kong Park (Sponsored by Maxim Caterer)

12:15-2:00pm Building tour to Asia Society Hong Kong Center led by Vincent Wong, AGC Design

2:15 – 3:30pm Sketching workshop

 

Special Thanks to:

 

Architecture for Children

Architecture for Children (AFC) is a program developed by a group of volunteers in Hong Kong and New York who come multiple backgrounds but all believe creative thinking can help educate our future leaders.  AFC received a 2017 AIA Hong Kong Community Citation Award and was founded by Vicky Chan, AIA.

 

Vincent Wong, Associate Director, AGC Design

Vincent has over 24 years of post-qualified experience as a practicing architect.  He has involved in projects both in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.  He is architect-in-charge for design and construction of building projects of different scales and types, including master planning, retail malls, hotels, residential developments, office buildings, hospitals, and conservation projects etc.

YAG Architectural Sketching with Students, Tai Kwun

At this event YAG will be working with two groups of special needs children.  We will tour the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on November 17th (Saturday) with JFK Red Cross and Tai Kwun on December 10th (Monday) with Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Hong Chi Morninghope School together with each project’s design architects. We will explain our professions to the children and help them make architectural sketches at both heritage sites.

These events are FREE and we ask that you join us, with your sketching supplies, to help our Chapter SERVE and ENGAGE with the local communities!

Please RSVP via rsvp@aiahk.org

Program:

10:00am-11:30am: Sketching and tour of the Herzog De Meuron Building.

11:30am-12:00pm: Presentation and award of the best e drawings

 

Special Thanks to:

ISU: Liveable Cities by Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation

 

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join the Liveable Cities panel discussion organized by the Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation on Friday evening, November 2, 2018.

Cities shape the way people live and how people and places interact and influence each other on a daily basis. How can we, as design professionals,help create more liveable cities?

To answer this question, The Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation (ISU) is honoured to have world-renowned urbanist Mr. Jan Gehl (Founder of Gehl Architects) as our keynote speaker along with Ms. Waltraut Ritter (Knowledge Dialogues), Mr. Phil Kim (Managing Director Asia Pacific, Jerde Partnership) and Ms. Jennifer Walker Frisinger (CEO of Walk DVRC Ltd.).

Moderated by Dr. Sujata Govada, Assoc. AIA (Founding Director of ISU) our panel of experts will conduct an interactive session with participants on how we can create liveable cities, using the Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct in Central, Hong Kong, as a case study.

Date: November 2, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm (Registration and Networking Cocktails from 6.30pm)
Venue: 3/F Multi-purpose Hall, City Gallery (3 Edinburgh Place, Central)
Fee: (Payment method and details will be sent via email once registered)
HKD$250 for General Ticket
HKD$100 for Student Ticket
Free for ISU Full Members.  Please contact Leon (leon@udpcltd.com) for enquiries on ISU membership

Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  Registration

For any enquiries, please contact leon@udpcltd.com
AIA Hong Kong is a proud to be a supporting organisation for this event.

 

AIA Hong Kong Shenzhen Building Tour – Design Society

Please join us for a building tour of Design Society, Shenzhen, designed by Maki and Associates.  Special Offer for AIA Members to join both the Ping An and Design Society tours for HK$380 (details).

Design Society, China’s dedicated design hub is housed within the Sea World Culture and Arts Center (SWCAC), a building designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA.  It includes a new Victoria & Albert Museum gallery — a collaboration between a British museum and a Chinese partner.

 

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AIA Hong Kong Shenzhen Building Tour – Ping An Finance Center

Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out. 

Please contact Chapter office if you wish to be on our waiting list.

Please join us for a building tour of Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

As the tallest tower in Shenzhen, and the second tallest in China, the 599m Ping An Finance Center is the physical and iconic center of Shenzhen. The new headquarters for the Ping An Insurance Company, the tower also includes restaurants and an observation deck which are open to the public. The tapered form of the tower conveys the intention of ‘reaching for the sky’ accentuated by 1700 tons of stainless steel cladding on the exterior wall – making this the largest application of architectural stainless steel in the world.

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AIA Hong Kong – YAG ARE Study Group

At present, Hong Kong is one of three sites outside of the U.S. where ARE is offered. Our study sessions are led by licensed AIA members and integrate content review, study strategies, tips & tricks, and sample questions. On Saturday, October 6th 2018, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. We will present a discussion of mechanical systems from ARE 5.0. The study group will be guided by Andrew King, AIA.

If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at emergingprofessionals@aiahk.org. Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest.

Space is limited and Free admission to ARE candidates. Register via info@aiahk.org.

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

2018 AIA Hong Kong Annual Meeting

Dear Members:

You are cordially invited to join us at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This event is free and exclusive for members only!

The meeting agenda will include a Chapter Report by the President, a Financial Report by the Treasurer and the Chapter Election for 2019 Executive Members.  (List of nominated candidates) .

Immediately following the Annual Meeting, we will be showing the award-winning film The Competition, the first ever documentary to focus on the intensive and oftentimes controversial process of architectural competitions. A discourse on a number of prominent architects who satisfied the requirement “anyone who had won the Pritzker Prize, or similar qualifications”, the film features Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Norman Foster and the late Zaha Hadid. Afterwards, a sharing session with director Angel Borrego Cubero from Spain will be hosted by TECE GmBH.

We are pleased to offer the first 40 members who sign up 2 complimentary tickets for the movie (there are only 80 such tickets available). Seating is limited so please register to be able to attend this event, vote together with your fellow members and obtain the movie tickets.

Your participation is highly encouraged.  On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we look forward to seeing you there!

Anderson Lee, AIA                         Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA   
2018 President                                Vice President / President-elect 2019

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AIA Hong Kong 2018 Chapter Annual Dinner

Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Annual Dinner on Monday, November 19, 2018.

We are making a comeback to our beloved Rotunda at Exchange Square to host the Annual Honors and Awards Exhibition.  To celebrate this return, we will host our Annual Dinner at the Square: the restaurant that overlooks the Rotunda with our exhibition!  Seating is limited and please reserve your ticket!

We’re delighted to have Ir. Wai Chi Sing, GBS JP FHKEng, Managing Director of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to be the Guest of Honor for our event. The Annual Dinner is a year-end festive celebrations with AIA members and friends. We will also honor the 2018 Honors and Awards winners at the same event.

To enjoy the AIA Member Discount Rate, please reserve your ticket google online form or Registration Form by October 22nd (Mon).  Thank you and we hope to see you on November 19th for a fun evening and to honor the award winners!

The Executive Committee of 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter