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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Shenzhen Building Tour - Ping An Finance Center
Venue: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.

The tour will be led by Florence Chan, AIA, Director of KPF, and representatives from Outokumpu, the stainless steel supplier for the exterior wall, who will share their experience on the fabrication and installation of the facade, one of the most important features of the Center.  During this tour, the group will have this rare opportunity to visit the active mass damper in the tower which is not open to the public.

This will be our last building tour of the year and, as there are limited places available, early registration is strongly recommended.  Priorities will be given to AIA members.  Our Program Committee is working on other building tour in Shenzhen and please stay tuned for further announcements!

Special Offer for AIA Members to join both the Ping An and Design Society tours – Registration fee (HK$380) to be paid and forward the payment record to latest by Oct 31 (Wed) 6pm to confirm the reservation.  Special offer bookings will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.


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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

KPF is a unified architectural practice focused on the design of buildings of all types and scales, in all geographic regions. Projects include the world’s tallest towers, longest spans, most varied programs and inventive forms.



Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel fabrication with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. Outokumpu has a long history as a mining company and with their expertise, they can tailor stainless steel into any form for almost any purpose.



02/11/2018 - 04/11/2018
All Day
AIA International Region 2018 Conference in Singapore
Venue:National Design Center

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join the 2018 AIA International Region Conference, Convergence: Crossroad in Singapore, which will be held November 2-4, 2018.

The goal of the conference is to offer insights into key issues, challenges and trends, to examine exemplary projects on both the global and local levels, and will feature such leading practitioners as Jamie von Klemperer (KPF – NYC), Yoko Kinoshita (A.D.H. Architects) and Dr Ken Yeang.

The conference will empower participants by offering first-rate education and networking opportunities – and, most importantly – offer a global stage for pioneering thinkers, intensifying the power of architects and architecture everywhere.

Conference space is limited!

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the early bird rate.  RSVP here.

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2018 AIA Hong Kong Annual Meeting
Venue:Asia Society Hong Kong Center

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.
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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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Macau Tour - Morpheus, City of Dreams
Venue:Morpheus, City of Dreams

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 an exclusive building tour of Morpheus designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE sponsored by City of Dreams.

Morpheus, the new flagship hotel in the City of Dreams complex, is another striking “world’s first” contribution to Macau by Melco. It promises to deliver the very best to its guests as it redefines high-end hospitality with stunning guest rooms and villas, exquisite dining, leisure and entertainment facilities.

Inspired by jade artifacts, Morpheus is the world’s first free-form, exoskeleton, high-rise architectural structure which incorporates a number of architectural and technological breakthroughs.  A series of voids gives it complexity and volume, a unique appearance as well as exciting internal spaces. Its two towers are connected at the podium levels and at the roof, with two additional bridges for guests to experience the external voids within the building.   An exoskeleton mesh structure embracing its reinforced concrete core emphasizes its volume. Visually intriguing, the structure gives the building lateral stability and minimizes internal structural requirements for an optimum interior layout.

Neatly integrated with the external fabric, the Porte Cochère is in seamless harmony with the monolithic façade of the building.  Vertically, the atrium is split into two cores and the east and west side connect to the accommodation floors and additional VIP gaming areas. Riding in the panoramic lifts, guests are guaranteed magnificent views of the atrium and the captivating voids.  Morpheus consists of 772 hotel rooms on the higher floors, complemented by guest facilities including specialty restaurants, an executive lounge, a sky pool and VIP gaming and villas.

The tour will be led by City of Dreams Design Team.


This event will be our first overseas building tour for 2018 and, as only very limited space is available, early registration is strongly recommended.



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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong, HKIA & RIBA(HK) Joint Symposium: Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space
Venue:The Space @ D2 Place ONE


Please join us for a collaborative symposium with the HKIA and RIBA (HK): Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space cosponsored by Laws Group and Paul Y. Engineering.  This event will also be our Chapter’s Third Quarterly Meeting.

With the decrease in public spaces and an increase in the number of land sales, some of the world’s developers have now begun to create public spaces within their developments that enhance the immediate environment, even at the expense of their allowable buildable area. Although ‘private’ and ‘public’ are seemingly opposites, these initiatives aim to provide amenities for the general public, and architects and urban designers are increasingly tasked with providing creative solutions. Simultaneously, designers must constantly adapt to shifting government policies regarding the maximum amount of buildable area.



Anna Bond, MRICS
BSC. Land Management, University of Reading, UK
Portfolio Director, London Estate | Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Anna Bond joined Grosvenor Britain and Ireland in 2008 and has led a number of different development portfolios for projects such as Liverpool ONE, the London Gagosian Gallery, 875 California Street, Shanghai Parkside Plaza and Vancouver Connaught.

Prior to joining Grosvenor Anna was at DTZ in various advisory roles, working with clients on how to maximise the value of their assets, and undertaking acquisitions and disposals on their behalf.



Wenjing Huang, AIA
B. Arch, Tsinghua University and M. Arch, Princeton University
Founding Partner | OPEN Architecture, Beijing

Huang Wenjing is the founding partner of OPEN Architecture and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University School of Architecture.

She is licensed in New York State and was a senior designer and associate at the New York-based firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I.M. Pei Architects).  Besides teaching at Tsinghua University, Huang has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and a senior editor of World Architecture magazine,from 2006 to 2007.

Current OPEN Architecture projects include the Pudong Art Museum, the Pingshan Performing Arts Center, the New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library and Sky City (Wuhan, China). Her Tsinghua Ocean Center, a laboratory and office building for the newly established deep ocean research base of Tsinghua University’s Graduate School, received an Award of Excellence in the 2018 Education Facility Design Awards by the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education.



Erik Gerard L’Heureux, AIA LEED AP BD+C
BA. Arch, Washington University and M. Arch, Princeton University
Vice Dean – Department of Architecture | National University of Singapore
Principal | Pencil Office, US

Erik L’Heureux was the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis for 2017 and is the Principal of Pencil Office.

He is the winner of AIA New York State Design Awards in 2012, 2009 and 2007 and won the 2015 Wheelwright Prize from Harvard University in 2015 for his research on architecture and the equatorial city.

Erik also co-curated exhibitions in Singapore and Paris and was the curator and designer of 1000 Singapores at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale in 2010.



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