AIA Hong Kong Shenzhen Building Tour – Design Society
Date(s) - 10/11/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please join us for a building tour of Design Society, Shenzhen, designed by Maki and Associates.
Design Society, China’s dedicated design hub is housed within the Sea World Culture and Arts Center (SWCAC), a building designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA. It includes a new Victoria & Albert Museum gallery — a collaboration between a British museum and a Chinese partner.
Additionally, SWCAC is Maki and Associates’ first completed building in China. Designed in 2011, every aspect of the building was crafted to reflect its function as a premiere public institution, as well as to make a connection between Sea World, Nüwa Coastal Park and the coastline. The 71,000-square-meter building covers six floors and can house multiple exhibitions simultaneously. The fusion of the building’s cultural and commercial program may be observed in the three main plazas positioned along the main axis of the building and it has also been designed to integrate with the surrounding park and waterfront, allowing visitors to walk around and explore freely.
Special Offer for AIA Members to join both the Ping An and Design Society tours – Registration fee (HK$380) to be paid and forward the payment record to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by Oct 31 (Wed) 6pm to confirm the reservation. Special offer bookings will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.
Special Thanks to:
Design Society is a platform, where design is connected to the public and various industries in the most inclusive manner, and where culture and enterprise mutually inspire. It housed within the Sea World Culture and Arts Center aim to become an institution which enjoys discovering, experimenting and contributing to the future of Chinese creativity and beyond, Design Society is a place to connect and to spark new collaborations between design and people, institutions, industry, commerce, and daily life.
Maki and Associates
Maki and Associates is an internationally recognized architectural firm based in Tokyo, Japan and involved in projects worldwide. The firm was founded in 1965 by Fumihiko Maki, Hon. FAIA, and provides comprehensive architectural design services ranging from urban design and master planning, site planning and feasibility studies, facilities programming, architectural building and facade design, and interior design. The firm’s portfolio also includes renovations, restorations, and adaptive re-use of historic structures.
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