AIA Hong Kong, HKIA & RIBA(HK) Joint Symposium: Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space
Date(s) - 14/09/2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Space @ D2 Place ONE
2/F, D2 Place ONE, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
Please join us for a collaborative symposium with the HKIA and RIBA (HK): Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space co–sponsored by Laws Group and Paul Y Engineering. This event will also be our Chapter’s Third Quarterly Meeting.
With the decrease in public spaces and an increase in the number of land sales, some of the world’s developers have now begun to create public spaces within their developments that enhance the immediate environment, even at the expense of their allowable buildable area. Although ‘private’ and ‘public’ are seemingly opposites, these initiatives aim to provide amenities for the general public, and architects and urban designers are increasingly tasked with providing creative solutions. Simultaneously, designers must constantly adapt to shifting government policies regarding the maximum amount of buildable area.
Anna Bond, MRICS
BSC. Land Management, University of Reading, UK
Portfolio Director, London Estate | Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Anna Bond joined Grosvenor Britain and Ireland in 2008 and has led a number of different development portfolios for projects such as Liverpool ONE, the London Gagosian Gallery, 875 California Street, Shanghai Parkside Plaza and Vancouver Connaught.
Prior to joining Grosvenor Anna was at DTZ in various advisory roles, working with clients on how to maximise the value of their assets, and undertaking acquisitions and disposals on their behalf.
Wenjing Huang, AIA
B. Arch, Tsinghua University and M. Arch, Princeton University
Founding Partner | OPEN Architecture, Beijing
Huang Wenjing is the founding partner of OPEN Architecture and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University School of Architecture.
She is licensed in New York State and was a senior designer and associate at the New York-based firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I.M. Pei Architects). Besides teaching at Tsinghua University, Huang has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and a senior editor of World Architecture magazine,from 2006 to 2007.
Current OPEN Architecture projects include the Pudong Art Museum, the Pingshan Performing Arts Center, the New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library and Sky City (Wuhan, China). Her Tsinghua Ocean Center, a laboratory and office building for the newly established deep ocean research base of Tsinghua University’s Graduate School, received an Award of Excellence in the 2018 Education Facility Design Awards by the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education.
Erik Gerard L’Heureux, AIA LEED AP BD+C
BA. Arch, Washington University and M. Arch, Princeton University
Vice Dean – Department of Architecture | National University of Singapore
Principal | Pencil Office, US
Erik L’Heureux was the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis for 2017 and is the Principal of Pencil Office.
He is the winner of AIA New York State Design Awards in 2012, 2009 and 2007 and won the 2015 Wheelwright Prize from Harvard University in 2015 for his research on architecture and the equatorial city.
Erik also co-curated exhibitions in Singapore and Paris and was the curator and designer of 1000 Singapores at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale in 2010.
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