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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Revisiting the Kowloon Walled City
Venue:Asia Society,

Revisiting the Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City Night View from SW Corner. 1987 © Greg Girard


This event will be held on November 7, 2013 by Asia Society Hong Kong

Twenty years after its demolition, the Kowloon Walled City remains a fascinating architectural and urban phenomenon that continues to captivate architects and designers around the world. Once considered to be the densest place on earth, the Walled City represented an unusual colonial wrinkle in time and space that eventually grew to support a complex array of manufacturing operations, food and textile production, illicit activities, and residential units before its eventual destruction began in 1993.

This roundtable session, which includes a former Kowloon Walled City resident as well as authors of some of the foremost architectural analyses of the site, will focus on the Walled City’s history, its unique spatial development, and its legacy for people today.


Evening Panel discussion

Drinks reception at 6:30PM
Presentation at 7:00PM
Close at 8:00PM


Evening Panel Discussion  
Thursday, November 7
Drinks reception 18:30, Presentation 19:00, Close 20:00


Ticket price
Asia Society members / AIA members: $180

Non-members: $230



  • Greg Girard, photographer and co-author, City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City
  • Suenn Ho, Principal Director, SUENN HO DESIGN; author, An Architectural Study on the Kowloon Walled City: Preliminary Findings; Adjunct Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon
  • Ian Lambot, architect, photographer, and co-author, City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City
  • Laurence Liauw, Principal Director, SPADA Limited
  • Reverend Dr. Albert Ng, former resident, Kowloon Walled City
  • Aaron Tan, Director, RAD
  • Cole Roskam, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong (Moderator)


Further details and RSVP

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Honors & Awards Exhibition and Reception
Venue:The Rotunda, Exchange Square

AIA HK - H&A Invitation

04/11/2013 - 10/11/2013
All Day
Honors & Awards Exhibition
Venue:The Rotunda, Exchange Square

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8:45 am - 10:30 pm
CES #351 The Architectural Tour of Guangzhou
Venue:Guangzhou, China



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1. Group size is limited to approximately 20 people.

2. Train ticket, lunch, bus and tour guide will be provided.

Please bring your China visa / Home Return Permit and HK ID card!

All Day
CES #349 Third Quarterly Presentation: International Forum and Global Practice Presentation with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Venue:Asia Society,

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Please join this event at the Asia Society featuring a two-part presentation and sit-down wine brunch. The morning will open with a forum featuring our AIA International Director and members of the AIA International Committee speaking on global architectural practice, the new International Region and other exciting initiatives.  The discussion will then turn to the work of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (PCF&P). George H. Miller, FAIA, will present case studies illustrating the extent of the firm’s international work, including the Bank of China Tower here in Hong Kong.


I.M. Pei, FAIA, RIBA, Founding Partner of PCF&P, has been a leading figure in architecture since his emigration from China to the US in 1935. Known for his innovative use of natural elements, open spaces and simple geometric forms and patterns, Pei has designed some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (1978), the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong (1988) and the glass-and-steel pyramid for the Louvre in Paris (1993).


Miller_RSGeorge H. Miller, FAIA, Partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, is responsible for the firm’s business development and much of its international practice.  George has also served as the Institute’s President and is active with the International Committee Advisory Group.


George Kunihiro_RSGeorge Kunihiro, FAIA, is an architect and educator based in Tokyo. He has been active throughout Asia as the Past President of ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council of Asia) as well as the Director of Public Relations for the UIA 2011 Tokyo World Congress.


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