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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
[FULL] CES #362 Advanced Materials Tripartite Series: MATERIALS OF THE FUTURE Graphene & Self-Healing Concrete

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AIA / CES #362 LUH: 1.5  LUs/HSW/SD

The Presentation:
The AIA commences its advanced materials lecture series by taking a focused look at Graphene and Self-Healing Concrete. The goal of this presentation is to introduce architects to cutting edge technologies that could have a dramatic impact on the future of architecture and sustainable design. Graphene is a lightweight new material that is one layer of carbon thick – yet stronger than steel. Dr. Toby Gill, Dr. Feng Yan and Dr. Anibal Maury-Ramirez will give us an introduction to the development and potential uses of this advanced new material, the most patented in the world, and the evening will also feature the work of several Hong Kong University architecture graduates who have incorporated advanced materials and sustainable features into their designs.  The event will conclude with a panel discussion about the possibilities for the future use of nanotech materials.

The Speakers:
Dr. Toby Gill of the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network convenes researchers and practitioners in science, engineering and manufacturing on micro and nanotechnologies. Joining us from the UK via teleconference, Dr. Gill will provide an overview of the development of nanotechnology and its application in the built environment.

Dr. Feng Yan, Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has published prolifically in empirical journals on advanced materials, nanotechnology and biosensors. In this presentation he will discuss the application of graphene in organic solar cells.

Dr. Anibal Maury-Ramirez, of the Faculty of Construction and Environment at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will share his research on self-cleaning and self-healing concrete. His research also covers the potential of titanium dioxide coating as an air purifying building material.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Technical Seminar: Optimizing Office Space
Venue:JEB Greater China Showroom

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The Presentation:

Possibly the greatest challenge facing many businesses in Hong Kong today is the high cost of office space.  At this seminar we will discuss and evaluate the various products that are now available to architects and interior designers to maximize the efficiency of a workplace, including:  acoustic sliding doors, glazed and solid operable walls, freestanding ‘phone booths’ and meeting rooms.  Your ideas for new items will also be welcome since JEB is a leader in encouraging collaborative product design within the Hong Kong design community.

The Speaker:

Robert - photoBorn in Perth, Australia, Robert Wall graduated with a degree in commerce from the University of Western Australia. He has lived in Asia since 1993 working for and eventually owning JEB.  Rob now leads the JEB product design division, and is always looking for new trends in the workplace.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
JAZZ - Recording and reproduction of this unique music
Venue:Essess Showroom

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The Presentation:

 The evening will be dedicated to learning about basic sound recording and reproduction techniques that make fine music available for our listening pleasure at home, while travelling, shopping, dining and everywhere in between.  Various jazz artists, vocalists and instrumental groups will be featured, as recorded in a variety of environments including recording studios, night clubs and concert halls.  This event will be an opportunity to learn about how sound reproduction technologies have evolved from the days of 78 RPM records as well as to experience some wonderful jazz.


The Speaker:

kennethKenneth Yun is the founder and director of Betrue Limited. Betrue is a leader in the field of audio-visual systems design and multimedia presentation platforms for homes, show flats, clubhouses, hotels, shopping centers, exhibition spaces and academic institutions.  Mr. Yun is an expert in audio-visual technology and ‘infotainment’, and is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers such as Hong Kong Economic Journal, Da Vinci, Luxury Travelers and AV Bi-weekly.  He also speaks frequently on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Macau Radio and Television, Guangzhou Television and Guangdong Radio Station.  Mr. Yun is a member of  the Audio Engineering Society (AES) USA.



9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hong Kong – Barcelona Urban Exchange: A Dual Approach to Waterfront Regeneration
Venue:Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centenary Campus, University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong SAR Government together with the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, and the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Government of Barcelona City collaborate to form an urban exchange platform will organize the first of the series of event – a symposium to be held in Feb 2014 at Hong Kong. The title of the symposium is “Hong Kong – Barcelona Urban Exchange: A Dual Approach to Waterfront Regeneration”. It is aimed to share and explore urban development experience on issues among the two cities – Hong Kong and Barcelona. It will be a good opportunity for government officials, architects, planners, urban designers and practitioners to exchange experience and ideas for further collaboration between Hong Kong and Barcelona city.

The Symposium is organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Government of Barcelona and the three professional Institutes/organizations and supported by many professional institutions, government departments and organizations. Subject to unforeseeable changes, we are honoured to have Mrs Carrie Lam, the Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSARG; Mr Xavier Trias i Vidal de Llobatera, Mayor of Barcelona to be the guests of honour for the Symposium.

The speakers of the symposium are from a diverse background, including governmental organizations, professional bodies, and a wide range of industries and sectors, both from Hong Kong and the Barcelona City. Details of the Symposium are as follow:


Date: 22 February 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centenary Campus, University of Hong Kong


Ms Joelle Cheung / Ms Jocelyn Kwok
Tel: +852 3159 2953/3159 2933
Fax: +852 2372 0490
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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Humanizing Megascale: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie
Venue:Asia Society Hong Kong Center

AIA Hong Kong 2014 First Quarterly Presentation

The Speaker:

Moshe Safdie, FAIA, CC, is an internationally renowned architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author.  Embracing a comprehensive and humane design philosophy, Safdie is committed to architecture that supports and enhances a project’s program; that is informed by the geographic, social, and cultural elements that define a place; and that responds to human needs and aspirations. Safdie has completed a wide range of projects, including cultural, educational, and civic institutions; neighborhoods and public parks; mixed-use urban centers and airports; master plans for existing communities and entirely new cities worldwide.

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Major current and recent projects by Safdie Architects include Mamilla Alrov Center in Jerusalem; Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore; Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex in Punjab, India; US Institute of Peace Headquarters in Washington, DC; the National Campus for the Archeology of Israel; the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Missouri; and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas.

In addition to numerous articles on the theory and practice of architecture, Moshe Safdie has authored several books, most notably, Beyond Habitat (1970), For Everyone a Garden (1974), and Form and Purpose (1982), among others.

Safdie has been the recipient of numerous awards, honorary degrees, and civil honors, including the Companion Order of Canada and the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural


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