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What is AIA Hong Kong?

AIA Hong Kong, A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, was established in 1997 to serve the professional interests of the growing number of AIA member architects practicing in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region.
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deTour 2014

Conceived in 2004 as a concurrent event of the Business of Design Week, DETOUR has become an annual programme showcasing Hong Kong as an international creative hub and featuring inspiring designs from young and emerging creative talents. DETOUR consists of a series of events and programmes incorporating the most original, bold and stimulating ideas from both Hong Kong and across the globe. It created a knowledge network of young talents, emerging designers/artists, local as well as international, to exchange ideas and experiences. This is designed to engage the larger population and let the entire city come together to celebrate the creative ventures around town.

DETOUR 2014 @ PMQ: The former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters played host to DETOUR 2009 and 2011; so it is most fitting for the newly opened PMQ to host this year’s event; bringing international content onto our premises, mixing them in and interacting with our local design tenants to create opportunities for inspiration, connection and collaboration.

A wide variety of events in the form of creative workshops, design dialogues, installation; gallery week, opening, etc. will take place and open to public participation (free of charge) from November 28th – December 7th.

Theme: Co-creation As an important concurrent event of Business of Design Week, Detour 2014 intends to engage wider participation, including designers at PMQ, overseas and local designers and local community to join force to bring awareness and value to design, arts and culture. Utilizing PMQ as the anchor site, young creative talents are free to express themselves in different forms and medium. Commercial operators in the neighborhood and other communities are encouraged to promote and celebrate creativity in design, arts and culture

Date: November 28, 2014 (Friday)

Venue: The Courtyard, G/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central

Reception: 5: 30 PM

Ceremony: 6:00 PM

Dress Code:  Casual

RSVP: by email to on or before November 26, 2014 (Wednesday)

AIA Hong Kong – November President’s Message

Dear AIA Members & Friends:

Blessed by our placement in Hong Kong at the cross roads of North, East and South East Asia we are constantly surrounded by the important buzz of the design and planning, socio-economic and political influences of our region.

With that backdrop as design professionals we are positioned in the meaningful role of both designing and advocating for more resilient cities, better performing buildings and creating healthier, more inspiring places. As we all know this requires a certain balance of art and science, creativity and technology- often resulting in astounding and innovative results, especially in the hands of the most inspired designers and creative thinkers of our time.

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