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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour - T · PARK
Venue:T • PARK

Please join us for a building tour of 2017 AIA Hong Kong Citation Award recipient, the T-Park in Tuen Mun.  Coach bus has been arranged.

T · PARK is the largest sludge treatment plant in the world with capacity to incinerate 2,000 tons of human waste each day. It reduces the volume of incoming material by 90% . Operated by 110 staff, this facility protects the natural environment by eliminating discharges into the sea – while generating power for 4,000 households and heat for three pools located in the spa next door. A desalination unit is used to meet freshwater requirements, and 1,000 trees were planted nearby as part of a carbon compensation program.

T · PARK occupies a 7 hectare site symbolizing the “journey from waste to energy” and was designed by internationally renowned French architect Claude Vasconi (1940 – 2009) with the Hong Kong Environmental Bureau. The streamlined, wave shape design of the building was inspired by the surrounding sea and hills, and makes the best use of sunlight, natural ventilation and green roofs to minimize energy consumption. The building has been certified as Provisional Platinum by Hong Kong Green Building Council.

This tour will visit the following spaces:

T· THEATRE – A video will introduce T PARK, one of the “green goals” for Hong Kong

T· HALL – The sludge treatment process will be explained using interactive models

T · GALLERY – View life-size models and plant operation through windows

T · SKY – To showcase upcycling concepts

T· CAFE – An eco-cafe featuring re-used and re-purposed materials


Transportation Arrangement:

Coach pick up at MTR Prince Edward Station Exit A (Playing Field Road) at 9:30am

NO car parking space available


10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour - Mount Pavilia
Venue:Mount Pavilia

Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out. 

Located on the idyllic eastern shore of the city, the Mount Pavilia complex was commissioned by New World Development as part of a lifestyle concept it calls The Artisanal Movement, which focuses on creativity, craftsmanship and community. The complex covers a site area of around 66,800 square meters. The east side is separated from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology by a mountain range while the west side abuts Tai Po Tsai village. The complex combines low-rise housing with a landscaped sculpture park, a gallery and an on-site restaurant, as well as an organic food store. Each residential unit enjoys good views to the distant harbor, nearby mountains or garden.  A sweeping bridge connects the clubhouse buildings to form a gateway to the development, which includes 680 apartments set in 25,000 square meters of landscaping.

The building is comprised of white concrete and brick, with a delicate, perforated block work screen running along the facade of the upper floor. The clubhouse features a combination of flat and wavy glazed facades that face a sunken swimming pool, and contains lounges, game and music rooms, as well as sports courts and a gym. Adjoining it, the gallery space hosts a bar and restaurant on its ground floor, with an organic food market, a cafe and laundry services on the two levels above. The actual gallery is set on its uppermost floor.

Landscaping around the development provides residents with an approximately 400-metre-long hiking trail and 950-metre cycling track, while a play park is designed to cater to a range of age groups, from toddlers to older children. The gardens are intended to double as a space where children can learn about sustainability through hydroponics.


Project Team:

Developer – New World Development

Architect/AP – Wong Tung & Partners

Clubhouse/Gallery/Retail Design – Mass Studies (Seoul)

Childrens Playgrounds – Carve (Amsterdam)

Landscape Design – Adrian Norman


The project is a finalist for the 2016 Green Building Award sponsored by Hong Kong Green Building Council.



Shuttle bus pick up at MTR Kowloon Tong Station Exit D at 9:30am

Limited car parking space available (Registration required).

Please state at the Comment field of the registration form for shuttle bus seats reservation or car parking space.






6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nourishing the Senses: Restaurant Architecture of Bentel & Bentel
Venue:Clipper Lounge, American Club


Nourishing the Senses
Carol Bentel, FAIA, is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, FAAR ’94. She has taught at Harvard, MIT, Georgia Tech, and the Architectural Association in London.In her talk to AIA International and AIA Hong Kong, Carol will share her experience in restaurant design and the collective research that her firm, Bentel & Bentel, has been doing for the last 30 years. She will discuss many of the issues surrounding hospitality design, including the use of natural materials and art, and the firm’s stated goal of making spaces that become community institutions that endure, rather than relying on design conventions. Her talk will also touch on how the firm seeks inspiration from local history, regional styles, prevailing building methods, environmental conditions and the landscape or urban context in which they are working.This lecture is a double event with AIA International and AIA Shanghai. Carol will first present her talk in Beijing at the Yale Center, on November 29th, and then in Hong Kong at the American Club on December 4th, when we will have an opportunity to hear her speak.

Bentel & Bentel
Since its founding in 1957, Bentel & Bentel, Architects/Planners, has acquired a reputation for superior contemporary design.  Their work is consistently bold, modern, creative and beautifully resolved.  It spans a wide range of building types and scales, from urban environments to refined interiors and furnishings. They consistently demonstrate their belief that great design manifests its virtues in both practical and aesthetic ways.



Dr. Carol R. Bentel, FAIA, ASID, IIDA
Partner of Bentel & Bentel

Carol R. Bentel received her undergraduate degree in architecture at Washington University and her graduate degree in architecture at North Carolina State University. Prior to receiving her PhD in the history and theory of modern architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice. She has delivered lectures at Harvard, MIT, Yale, the Architectural Association in London, and at the Centro Palladio in Vicenza . Carol has published numerous articles on Italian Modernism and has also been the national chair of the AIA Committee on Design.


Sponsor                     Acknowledgment


10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Architectural Sketching with Students
Venue:Kwun Tong Promenade, meeting at the sculptural tower on the southeast end near the intersection of Hoi Bun Road and Tsun Yip Street


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.

For Meeting Point location please click here.


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



6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception
Venue:Marketplace, PMQ


Dear Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

You are cordially invited to join us at the AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

The year 2017 is very special for our chapter as we are celebrating our 20th Anniversaries.  This year’s theme, AIA20++, gives us an opportunity to reflect on our past achievements as we position ourselves for future growth and development.  The AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary Cocktail Reception is the highlight of the year for AIA Hong Kong members and it will be our honor if you can join our celebration. We’re delighted to have Mr. Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment Bureau, HKSAR to be the Guest of Honor of our event.

The 2017 Honors and Awards presentations will also take place during our Cocktail Reception.  The Awards will be presented to the winners for excellence in design, sustainability and dedication to the preservation and improvement of our natural and built environment.  We will also celebrate the emergence of young architects – and how we can further collaborate to promote design excellence moving forward.

Thank you and we hope to see you on November 7th to celebrate our 20th anniversary and to honor the award winners

On behalf of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, we thank you for your continuous support .

See you there!



Rex Wong, AIA                        Anderson Lee, AIA 
2017 President                        First Vice-president / President-elect 2018



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