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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – Haw Par Mansion

 

Please join us for a tour of Haw Par Mansion on March 20 (Wednesday) 6:30-8:30 pm.

The former Haw Par Mansion, a Grade II historic building located in Causeway Bay, has been revitalized into the Haw Par Music Foundation. The original estate was built in the 1930s and consisted of a four-story mansion, a private garden, and the landscaped Tiger Balm Garden – which has since been demolished. The Mansion itself has been under preservation by the government since 2001.

Join us on our tour of one of the few surviving examples of this eclectic Chinese architectural style that reflects the social and economic environment of 1930’s Hong Kong.

 

 

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Docent Training with Asia Society Hong Kong Center

 

If you are interested in supporting adaptive reuse efforts in Hong Kong, we have a wonderful opportunity for you. In conjunction with Asia Society Hong Kong (ASHK), we are offering members the opportunity to become docents, and to lead tours around the historic Asia Society campus.

As a docent, you will enrich your own understanding of the buildings that make up this adaptively re-used complex, the policies and history behind it, and help engage others in the important role this project plays in the highly developed urban environment of Hong Kong.

Transformed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and opened in 2012, the former Explosives Magazine of the old Victoria Barracks in Admiralty was re-established as the Asia Society Hong Kong Center -a fine example of repurposing a heritage site in a city where conservation and development are almost always in conflict.

Interested members are welcome to join the Docent Training Course that will be held on March 10th (Sunday) at 3:30pm and March 16th (Saturday) at 4:00pm.  The first session will comprise the current heritage tour, in English, led by ASHK. The second session will be an in-depth architectural tour in Cantonese led by the conservation project team, AGC Design.  These tours to be pre-register via the Chapter Office so please register via rsvp@aiahk.org latest by March 6th (Wednesday).

Please contact the Chapter Office (info@aiahk.org) for details. Trained docents will be asked to lead an architectural tour on March 23 (Saturday) and all docents will enjoy gratis access to one AIA Hong Kong event for each 1-hour session they lead.

HKU: Spring 2019 Public Lecture Series

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join two upcoming talks by Professor Yung Ho Chang, Hon. AIA (HK) in The HKU Spring Architecture Lecture Series 2019.

The first is Brick: Pushing Rationality.  This lecture will discuss brick as a construction material with a very long human history, and new opportunities for sustainable design in architecture through the integration of emerging technologies and 1:1 material prototyping.

Brick: Pushing Rationality
Date: March 18, 2019 (Monday)
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: Room 419, Knowles Building, HKU

The second lecture is South: Re-orienting Space. This talk will consider Southern China, its regional, socio-cultural and environmental history and how contemporary architecture can meaningfully contribute to the modernist legacy with environments that are sustainable, empathetic, accessible and engaging.

South: Re-orienting Space
Date: March 19, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: Room 419, Knowles Building, HKU

These events are FREE. AIA members should RSVP via the Chapter office (rsvp@aiahk.org) by 15 March 2019 (Friday). Attendees may receive a total of 3 AIA Learning Units (1.5 LUs for each lecture, pending final approval).

For enquiries, please contact the Department of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, at 3917 7951 / ekwokth@hku.hk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

AIA Hong Kong FAIA Leadership Series –Hello Fellow with Prof. Nelson Chen, FAIA, FRIBA, FHKIA

Please join us for our next Hello Fellow event with Professor Nelson Chen, FAIA, FRIBA, FHKIA.

Hello Fellow is a series of informal presentations intended to highlight our chapter’s FAIA leaders and their perspective on architecture, as well as to encourage members to apply for Fellowship.  AIA Hong Kong is pleased to announce this year’s event with Professor Nelson Chen, whose talk is titled Professing Architecture -focused on the intersection between practicing architecture professionally and teaching architecture in a professional degree program.  Professor Chen will also share his experience in applying for Fellowship, the process of doing so, and the roles and responsibilities that achieving FAIA status entails.

 

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AIA Hong Kong Technical Seminar – Interact Hospitality, Smarter operations for the best guest experience

Please join us for a fun evening with our kick-off party and a technical seminar by Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)!

The seminar will examine the latest trends in the Internet of Things, from lighting design to total system solutions for both hotel guest rooms and office environments. Topics to be covered will include application specific designs, lighting planning, the human centric design approach, the well being matrix, operations & maintenance, and future system expansions. The seminar will also consider sustainability and environmental monitoring, intelligent lighting, data-driven decision making, and the increased ease of personalization.

Attendees for our kick-off party and technical seminar will receive 1.5 AIA CES LUs.

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AIA Hong Kong 2019 Kick-off Party

 

You are cordially invited to join the AIA Hong Kong 2019 Kick-off Party on Thursday, February 28, 2019!

2018 was an eventful year for us, with lots of local community engagements and collaborations between professional organizations. We are looking forward to building on the momentum with your continued support, enthusiastic participation and full commitment!

Please join us for a fun evening and to learn more about this year’s theme and events, to meet new friends and/or to catch up with old pals.  Most importantly, let’s get inspired by the recent lighting technology trends with a technical seminar by Signify.

Please RSVP with the names of your guests by February 25th (Monday).  Walk-in guests will be charged HK$100.

 

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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The French International School Tseung Kwan O Campus

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

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

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join our first building tour of 2019: the new French International School Tseung Kwan O campus, 28 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, NT, on February 23 (Saturday) 10:00 – 12 noon.

The French International School at Tseung Kwan O is Hong Kong’s greenest school, an open and active learning environment for kindergarten, primary and secondary level pupils.  Completed in September 2018, the 19,600 m2 campus sets an outstanding example for sustainability with its strategic use of daylight, extensive landscaping and energy saving features.

Due to the popularity of our building tours and limited space available, early registration is strongly recommended.  Priority will be given to AIA members.

 

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Best Wishes for the Chinese New Year!

 

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

Your Executive Committee has been planning a series of events for 2019 since the end of last year. In January our members enjoyed the Harvard Graduate School of Design and North American Alumni Gathering and joined the Design Trust Futures Studio Exhibition Curatorial Sharing Tour: “Play is for the People” .

We would now like to bring to your attention a number of other exciting programs scheduled for the next few months so you can plan ahead.

Further details of each event or building tour will be sent out as we approach the dates, but we encourage you to mark your schedules now.  We will provide further notifications and reminders of these events as soon as possible, and we look forward to your continued support!

Wish you have a prosperous Chinese New Year with great happiness, wisdom and good health.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

The Executive Committee of 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

 

Harvard Graduate School of Design and North American Alumni Gathering

 

Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

Please join us for a reception with alumni and students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and North American Alumni, co-hosted by ChinaGSD and AIA Hong Kong on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at PMQ.

This will be a casual evening to welcome current Harvard GSD students, alumni and friends, and will also be a great opportunity to connect with the North American architectural community!

The event is free but, for our planning purposes, please RSVP via the AIA Hong Kong Chapter Office (rsvp@aiahk.org) by January 19, 2019 (Saturday) to confirm your attendance.

We hope to see you there!

 

The Executive Committee of 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

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, January 19th 2019, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. We will present a discussion of building codes and fire-rated construction 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 2019 AIA Hong Kong Chapter