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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Mentoring Workshop - Architectural Sketching with Students
Venue:Old Clock Tower


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 will join design students from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) as well as local primary school students to mentor and lead a “draw the city” workshop in an exploration of architectural seeing and sketching.

Additional Notes: Outdoor event – dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, we will seek nearby shelter. All participants should bring their own drawing materials.



6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Compact Living: Global Phenomenon


he phenomenon of rapid urbanization implies high-density populations and a scarcity of living space. As a result of vertical developments, apartments are becoming smaller and smaller, and a more intimate relationship is created between residential and non-residential buildings. The notion of ‘compact living space’ is no longer limited to Hong Kong, rather, it is now a universal topic in cities such as London, New York and Tokyo where apartments have also become smaller and the city has become an extension of the home.

So: Have our homes become smaller, or bigger?

In the past, discussions of urbanization often focused on the push and pull between urban and rural; now, the push and pull is between the city and apartments, the functions of which complement each other. Lifestyle, communication among people, interaction between the environment and inhabitants…all can be richer and beneficial to the economy. Compact apartments can improve quality of life as well as the urban environment. They also minimize the use of valuable resources in their construction, and energy consumption.

<strong>Gary Chang</strong>
Gary Chang

Founder & Managing Director  
EDGE Design Institute Ltd.

Gary Chang is one of the most influential figures in the architectural, interior and product design world today. With a passion for transformational designs that exemplify ultimate adaptability and sensibility, Gary’s work has focused on spatial flexibility and the interplay between art and practicality. The tiny apartment in Hong Kong in which he grew up sparked a lasting curiosity in maximizing compact space. Gary founded EDGE Design Institute Ltd. in 1994 and has since created such notable works as the Suitcase House in Beijing, his Kung-fu tea-set for ALESSI, and the transformation of his childhood home and current 32 m2 apartment.

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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
2016 AIA Hong Kong Annual Dinner
Venue:Atrium Rooms@Island Shangri-la



6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong and RIBA (HK) and Architectural Intelligence - Wine, Music and Talk by Dr. Iris Hwang


9:00 am - 3:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour: Macau Tour - City of Dreams
Venue:City of Dreams


Join AIA Hong Kong for a unique hard hat tour of the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed, fifth hotel tower at Macau’s City of Dreams.

With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the latest hotel at City of Dreams houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The design was conceived as a single “sculptural element” with two towers united by an exposed exoskeleton mesh structure. The effect is that the rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids that carve through the centre, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces. The exposed structure is not only sensuous and intriguing, but also contributes to the building’s lateral stability, thereby reducing the need for internal structure and optimising the interior layout.

James Marshall of Dragages will provide participants with an overview of the project. He will then lead the group on a preview of the building, which will explain the exoskeleton structure at various stages of construction.

Dress: Participants must bring their own site shoes. Hard hats and reflective vests will be provided on site; there is no supply of safety shoes on site.

08:30 –  Meet at Shun Tak Ferry Pier
09:00 – 10:00  Ferry from Hong Kong to Cotai Macau Ferry Pier
10:30 – 11:00  Briefing on Site Visit / Project Background
11:00 – 12:00  Site Visit
12:00 – 13:30  Lunch in Macau (Optional)
14:00 – 15:00  Ferry from Cotai Macau back to Hong Kong

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