Dec 14 & 15 — Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium seeks to reexamine Pei in the context of the architect’s 100th birthday year as two linked conferences organised by M+ with, respectively, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.
Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out.
Located on the idyllic eastern shore of the city, the Mount Pavilia complex was commissioned by New World Development as part of a lifestyle concept it calls The Artisanal Movement, which focuses on creativity, craftsmanship and community. The complex covers a site area of around 66,800 square meters. The east side is separated from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology by a mountain range while the west side abuts Tai Po Tsai village. The complex combines low-rise housing with a landscaped sculpture park, a gallery and an on-site restaurant, as well as an organic food store. Each residential unit enjoys good views to the distant harbor, nearby mountains or garden. A sweeping bridge connects the clubhouse buildings to form a gateway to the development, which includes 680 apartments set in 25,000 square meters of landscaping.
The building is comprised of white concrete and brick, with a delicate, perforated block work screen running along the facade of the upper floor. The clubhouse features a combination of flat and wavy glazed facades that face a sunken swimming pool, and contains lounges, game and music rooms, as well as sports courts and a gym. Adjoining it, the gallery space hosts a bar and restaurant on its ground floor, with an organic food market, a cafe and laundry services on the two levels above. The actual gallery is set on its uppermost floor.
Landscaping around the development provides residents with an approximately 400-metre-long hiking trail and 950-metre cycling track, while a play park is designed to cater to a range of age groups, from toddlers to older children. The gardens are intended to double as a space where children can learn about sustainability through hydroponics.
As reported in September, the AIA Board of Directors has approved the implementation of continuing education requirements for International Associate AIA members.
This initiative gained the support of the AIA’s Continuing Education Committee, resulting in a request for an amendment to the AIA Rules of the Board.
Surveys indicate that the majority of affected members already meet the anticipated continuing education requirements. In any event, the AIA-IR will assist with any member questions or concerns as well as point you to specific opportunities for continuing education credits.
Seeing, perceiving, imagining and rendering. Architecture begins with observation, inspiration, a dot and a line, sketches and analysis that become future buildings and future cities. Volunteers from the AIA Hong Kong Chapter will join design students from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as local primary school students to mentor and lead a “draw the city” workshop in an exploration of architectural seeing and sketching. RSVP here.
Registration for HKIA/ARB Non-Local Architectural Professionals (NLAP) Admission 2018 is open until 5:30pm of 29 December 2017 (Friday). Please click here for details. NLAP, after going through an assessment jointly held by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Architects Registration Board HKSAR (ARB), may become a member of HKIA and as a registered architect under Architects Registration Ordinance. Please click here for details.
The AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards program celebrates the most outstanding designs submitted by our members each year. It also recognizes the contributions of those individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an ability to raise public awareness of issues relating to architecture and the built environment.
The pop-up 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.
The 2017 Honors and Awards presentations will take place during our 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception on November 7, 2017. (Click here for details).
We hope to see you at PMQ!
This year, the AIA Hong Kong has curated a special program to complement the occasion of our Annual Meeting. We will be screening the film “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future“, a special production on the life and career of the prominent Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen by his son Eric Saarinen. (Click here for details)
In addition, we are delighted to have invited William Lim, FAIA, Past President of AIA Hong Kong and his son Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA, current Chair of Communications Committee of AIA Hong Kong, both leaders of their own successful practices, to share with the audience their views on the film and other cross generation inspirations following the screening.
The Annual Meeting will have 3 agendas including: delivery of Chapter Report by the President, Financial Report by the Treasurer and Chapter Election for 2018 Executive Members. (List of nominated candidates) The AIA relies heavily on the personal involvement and commitment of its members. Your participation is highly encouraged. On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we thank you in advance for your support.
Rex Wong, AIA Anderson Lee, AIA
2017 President First Vice-president / President-elect 2018
AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Program recognizes our members for design excellence. Uncovering featured AIA award winning projects over the last half a decade, the Chapter’s 20++ celebration this year recognizes the design excellence of AIA members practicing in Hong Kong.
As a winner of Interior Architecture AIA Hong Kong awarded projects, including GTB Shanghai, the first WELL recognized project in APAC, M Moser Associates welcomes you to a knowledge-sharing exhibition and tour of their recently revamped Hong Kong office space on September 14th 2017. Providing an integrated approach to delivering workplace strategy, design and construction, M Moser’s after work session will explore the execution of their new, agile environment, highlighting key staff health and wellness features. What does the future of workplace design look like? Join the event to find out more.
I.M. Pei, FAIA, who celebrated his centennial birthday in April 2017, has been called the most important living modern architect who has defined the landscapes of some of the world’s greatest cities. Asia Society is hosting two programs. A screening of the documentary I.M. Pei: Building China Modern will be held on Sept 14 (Thur), followed by a presentation and discussion of Pei’s works on Sept 19 (Thue). Registration here.