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Date/Time Event
12/03/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour - Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Venue:Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Description:

asia society Tour

Located in the heart of the central business district, the Asia Society Hong Kong Center (the “Center”) is situated at the Old Victoria Barracks, Former Explosives Magazine site. Steeped in history, cultural significance and natural beauty it is an excellent example of Conservation Architecture in Hong Kong.
The 1,364 hectare site, which houses a group of four former British military buildings, was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for explosives and ammunition production and storage. Subsequently expanded and then taken over by the Royal Navy in the early 20th century, the site was abandoned in the 1990s until it was granted to the Center by the HKSAR Government for adaptive reuse. An integral part of the British military lands and one of the few remaining sites of the Victoria Cantonment, the site is an important and tangible link to Hong Kong’s colonial past.
Through the vision of internationally acclaimed Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and as a result of careful conservation, restoration and adaptive reuse, the site was successfully transformed into a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in 2012. The Center creatively combines new construction with four former military buildings, three of which are listed as Grade 1 Historic Buildings, while the fourth, a post-war utilitarian building located down the hill from the compound, is Grade 2 listed. Today the site is home to a stunning, multi-purpose Entrance Pavilion that is linked by a double-decker footbridge to the heritage site, which now houses a gallery, theatre, offices and function rooms.
The Center combines heritage conservation with a distinctive modern aesthetic allowing it to extend its educational programs to the larger community and received an AIA National Honor Award in 2016.

 

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20/02/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour - <br/>St. Andrew's Church Life Centre, Kowloon
Venue:St. Andrew’s Church Life Centre
Description:

SAC Life Centre tour

St. Andrew’s Church occupies a century-old, heritage-listed site on Nathan Road, in the heart of the commercial district of Kowloon.  The church faced the dilemma of how to expand significantly without disrupting the character of its historic buildings and grounds.  The architect proposed a largely underground building, with natural light received via skylights in a landscaped green roof that restored the original courtyard to the historic church.  Known as the Life Centre, this contemporary addition was completed last year and features an 850-seat auditorium and youth fellowship rooms.  This project received the only AIA Hong Kong Honor Award in Architecture in 2015.

Join AIA Hong Kong for a first-hand account of the design and construction of this challenging project with its architect, Prof. Nelson Chen, FAIA, who started his firm in Hong Kong thirty years ago and continues to lead his award-winning practice while also now heading the School of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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18/02/2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2016 Kinoshita Lecture in Architecture by Thom Mayne, Morphosis Architects (18 February 2016)
Venue:Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre
Description:

Dear Fellow AIA Members,

You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Kinoshita Lecture in Architecture to be held on 18 February 2016 (Thursday) at 5:30 pm in Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre at G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. (Map)

This lecture will be delivered by Thom Mayne, recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2005, AIA Gold Medal 2013 and the American Academy Rome Prize Fellowship 1987.  As the founding principal of Morphosis Architects, he has designed some of the most innovative buildings of the 21st century, including the new Bill & Melinda Gates Hall at Cornell University, Emerson College Los Angeles, and the academic building for Cooper Union in New York City, among numerous other award-winning design projects worldwide.

Please join us for this annual lecture organized by School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Thom Mayne 1

 

 

 

15/01/2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kickoff Party 2016
Venue:Ebb & Flow
Description:

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16/12/2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
American Hardwood Export Council AIA Hong Kong Present: Design with Sustainable American Hardwoods
Venue:The American Club Hong Kong
Description:

AHEC R2

American Hardwood Export Council and AIA Hong Kong Present
Design with Sustainable American Hardwoods

December 16, 2015 | 18:30 – 21:00

American hardwoods have always been a popular choice for furniture designers, architects and interior designers world wide because of the wide variety of species available and for their environmental credentials. With the export of US hardwoods to Greater China (Hong Kong, China and Taiwan) exceeding US$1billion in 2014 and many more applications becoming apparent for both interior and building construction projects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is proud to co-host this complimentary AIA/CES course on the use of sustainable American hardwoods in design. Timber traders, furniture manufacturers, architects, interior designers and media are welcome to attend.

Presenter: Mr. Criswell Davis
President | Mighty Oaks Consulting

Criswell Davis, President of Mighty Oaks Consulting based in Dayton, Ohio, is an internationally recognized American hardwood expert, speaker and consultant. Among many other events, he has lectured to the AIA Shanghai Chapter, SOM, Hyatt Hotels, KPF, Moshe Safdie Architects, Kieran Timberlake and Woods Bagot. He advises some of the largest architecture and design firms in the world, helping to guide the process of specifying and procuring American hardwoods for projects in the US and overseas. Criswell Davis has been in the American hardwood industry for over 28 years, including nearly 20 years representing a large American sawmill and kiln drying facility. An approved AIA Continuing Education provider and university lecturer, he is often called upon to speak on behalf of AHEC and has presented to more than 4,000 architects, designers, specifiers and students around the world.

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