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25/08/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The Xiqu Centre
Venue:The Xiqu Centre
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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 The Xiqu Centre designed by Revery Architecture with Ronald Lu & Partners.

The Xiqu Centre is a modern home for Chinese Opera in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The building was conceived as a cultural sanctuary: a blend of theatre, art, and public space, and a place for contemplation and celebration. A gateway to the new Cultural District, the eight-storey building’s facade is reminiscent of a beaded curtain, akin to the type often seen in traditional Chinese opera. The centre has a total area of 13,800m² and houses the Grand Theatre, accommodating 1,050 seats.

In response to the unique nature of the Xiqu Opera art form, the acoustics of the main theatre have been designed to support the natural voice by encouraging earlier reflection, from an acoustically non-absorbent ceiling to the audience below, as well as by modulating the room’s reverberation time. Various other devices, including acoustic curtains and banners, will ensure clarity of sound for amplified performances.

The main theatre, with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the city beyond, is flanked by two outdoor sky gardens. Below this are rehearsal spaces, lecture halls, classrooms, a teahouse theatre, retail areas and administrative offices – all of which overlook a central courtyard.

The tour will be led by Ronald Lu & Partners and Revery Architecture.

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

 

Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects)

Revery Architecture is an innovative architectural and urban design practice with an emphasis on community-minded work. The firm, founded in 1982 by the late Bing Thom, is now led by Principals Venelin Kokalov and Michael Heeney who direct a team of 50, specializing in architecture and planning, engineering, sustainable building, interior design, project management, landscape design, and construction. With offices in Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC., the staff originate from a dozen different countries and bring diverse language skills and multi-culturalism to the practice.

 

Ronald Lu and Partners (RLP)

Ronald Lu and Partners (RLP) is an award-winning architectural and interior design firm founded in 1976 and dedicated to the delivery of world-class projects across the globe. Based in Hong Kong, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, RLP now services a global client base spanning the public, commercial and institutional sectors with robust, practical and sensitive built solutions. The firm provides clients, users, local authorities and communities with better environments that create greater economic and social value. RLP design better life.

 

West Kowloon Cultural District

The West Kowloon Cultural District is fast becoming an international-grade arts and culture hub on land originally reclaimed in the 1990s as part of the Airport Core Development Programme. Located on the peninsula west of Yau Ma Tei, the district will soon feature a museum of visual culture, numerous theatres, concert halls and other performance venues under the management of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, which is directly financed by a government endowment of HK$21.6 billion.

 

 

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31/07/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong YAG Networking Series - Emerging Architects: It's a Business Too!
Venue:The Artist House
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Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out. 

Please contact Chapter office if you’re interested.

Please join us for our YAG Networking Series – Emerging Architects: It’s a Business Too! with Avoid Obvious Architects, COLLECTIVE and TheeAe LTD.  This event is free but please RSVP by 27/7 (Friday).  Walk-in guests will be charged HK$100.

While the challenges of pursuing a career in architecture may be daunting – from the amount of education required, the length of an internship, licensure and exams, and the need to gain practical experience – the challenges of starting your own practice can be even more terrifying! To help demystify the process of how several young architects have started their own businesses, this AIA Hong Kong Young Architects Group presentation will feature three practitioners who will discuss the process they went through and the unique challenges they faced.

The founders of Avoid Obvious Architects, COLLECTIVE, and TheeAe LTD.  will each spend 15 minutes on the ‘whys and hows’ of forming their own studios – and what they are doing to sustain them and continue their growth. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session that promises to be interesting.

Refreshments sponsored by Noble House Development.

 

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

 

Speaker:

Betty Ng, Assoc. AIA

IG: @kybeng @collective_studio #collective_studio

B.Arch, Cornell University and M.Arch, Harvard University

Founded COLLECTIVE in 2015

AIA Hong Kong Chapter Programs Committee 2018

Betty was Design Director at OMA Rotterdam, and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the University of Hong Kong.

 

Chris Cho, AIA

IG: @chris_woo_hyun_cho

Arch, Yeungnam University and M.Arch, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech

Founded TheeAe in 2011

AIA Hong Kong Chapter Programs Committee 2018

Chris worked at SOM and Clark Nexsen and has won international design competitions.

 

Vicky Chan, AIA

IG: @avoidobvious

BArch, Pratt Institute

Founded Avoid Obvious Architects in 2012

AIA Hong Kong Chapter Programs Committee Co-Chair 2018

YAG Committee Co-Chair 2018

Vicky founded the volunteer organization Architecture for Children (AFC) to teach sustainable design and architecture in primary schools. AFC received a 2017 AIA Hong Kong Community Citation Award.

 

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05/07/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong FAIA Leadership Series - Hello Fellow with William Lim, FAIA
Venue:CL3 Architects
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Please join us for our first FAIA Leadership Series – Hello Fellow with William Lim, FAIA. 

The AIA Fellowship program was developed to acknowledge architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and society and achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Fellowship recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual and honors the awardee on a national, or international, level. The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows and encourages them to promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of ever-increasing service to society.

William Lim was elected a Fellow in 2010. Having designed many highly acclaimed projects across the globe, his work often blurs the boundary between art and architecture. As an architect, art collector and artist, William’s influence can be seen in his interactions with clients, artists, art collectors, colleagues and others.

Recently elected a Cornell University Trustee and has been bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate in Arts and Sciences by SCAD, William will explain the journey that led to his becoming an architect and how he has been able to create such consistently exceptional work, eventually leading to his FAIA status. We will hear how, as part of the first wave of US trained, AIA member architects in Hong Kong in the 1990s,he has successfully run his practice in Hong Kong and regionally. We will also get a glimpse into his involvement on the Board of Alumni at Cornell University where he completed his architectural studies.

William will also share his experience in applying for Fellowship, the process of doing so, and the roles and responsibilities that achieving FAIA status entails.

 

 

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06/06/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The Murray, Hong Kong
Venue:The Murray Hong Kong
Description:

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 tour of The Murray, Hong Kong sponsored by B.S.C. Group Limited and Dornbracht.

Located in the heart of Central, this former Hong Kong Government Headquarters is one of eight historic landmarks recognised by the Conserving Central Initiative, introduced by the HKSAR Government in 2013. After a redesign by Foster + Partners, Design Architect, with Wong and Ouyang, Civil & Structural Engineers, Urbis, Landscape Architect, and Tino Kwan, Lighting Consultant, the building has been transformed into the city’s newest landmark hotel, The Murray, Hong Kong, as the flagship property of Niccolo Hotels.

Designed by Ron Phillips in the 1960s, the building was regarded as an outstanding example of sustainable architecture in its time and has won numerous awards for its groundbreaking, energy-efficient design, including the Energy Efficient Building Award, in 1994.  All of the signature features of the original Murray Building, including the facade with its imposing three-storey arches, the vehicle ramp and distinctive recessed windows, have been retained.

The tour will be led by Colin Ward of Foster + Partners and representatives of The Murray, Hong Kong.  It will be concluded with a light refreshments host by The Murray, Hong Kong.

 

 

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26/05/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building
Venue:Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building
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Please join us for a fun outing to the Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building – a vibrant and landscape-filled sports hub for the community of Tsing Yi.  We encourage you to join us with your kids to have fun in the biggest public children’s play room in Hong Kong and invite friends to join us for a chill mini-picnic.

The Hong Kong ASD created this 16,000m² building to become a major community presence in the form of an athletic centre, offering an arena, an outdoor climbing wall, an indoor pool, and children’s playrooms. The richly composed palette of materials, including a folded cement-board façade, black-colored, tilted steel plates, fair-faced concrete and contrasting white walls, provides a vibrant and energetic atmosphere both inside and out. Tiers of open plaza and public lawns permeate the building, further opening it up to the community it serves.

The project was the recipient of a 2017 HKIA Merit Award (Community Building).

 

Light refreshments will be served

NO car parking space available

 

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