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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour: Macau Tour – City of Dreams

Join AIA Hong Kong for a unique hard hat tour of the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed, fifth hotel tower at Macau’s City of Dreams.

With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the latest hotel at City of Dreams houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The design was conceived as a single “sculptural element” with two towers united by an exposed exoskeleton mesh structure. The effect is that the rectangular outline of the site is extruded as a monolithic block with a series of voids that carve through the centre, merging traditional architectural elements of roof, wall and ceiling to create a sculptural form that defines many of the hotel’s internal public spaces.

AIA Hong Kong Fourth Quarterly Meeting –
Sustainable American Hardwoods
in Health Care Environments

Criswell Davis is a two-time cancer survivor and currently serves on the Patient Advisory Council for a new cancer treatment hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  As a member of this council he brings his vast American hardwood industry experience to the process of creating healing spaces for cancer patients who follow in his footsteps.

In this talk to the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, Criswell will present the historical context of using sustainable American hardwoods in interior design with a focus on the relationship between humans and natural timber finishes in Health Care environments. He will cite the many benefits to patients treated in those spaces and will also discuss “biophilic design” and how sustainable American hardwoods can play a key role in these design applications. <for more photos, please click HERE

 

 

 

 

Bing Thom Remembered

It is with deepest sadness to inform our members the passing of Bing Thom, a visionary, humanistic architect and a gentleman of the finest quality.

We would like to share Mrs. Bonnie Thom’s tribute with you.

Bing Thom was a good friend and supporter of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter.

He had met with many of us in 2013 when he gave a memorable lecture at the Asia Society on his design of the Xiqu Centre for Chinese Opera at the West Kowloon Cultural District.

We share below a few photos of him from that event.

AIA Hong Kong – September 2016 President’s Message

Dear Members & Friends:

Some of you were able to escape the searing heat of August to vacation destinations far away. As the summer comes to a close, the Chapter has prepared a number of ‘cool’ events for the coming months.

Before I highlight these programs, it is my pleasure to draw your attention to a couple of things. The AIA National online publication, CONNECTION (The Architecture and Design Journal Of the Young Architects Forum) interviewed Ken Hau, AIA and Vikki Lew, AIA, about the AIA Hong Kong’s Young Architects Initiatives and YAG programs in 2015-2016. The journal also published a featured article : Emerging Hong Kong Firms including interviews with Vicky Chan, AIA,  Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA and Caroline Chou, Assoc. AIA. To conclude this Hong Kong special edition, it interviewed Sean Chiao, FAIA, in the article titled : “The Challenges of the Asia-Pacific Region”. Please take a moment to review it here.

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AIA Hong Kong 2016 Honors & Awards
“Call for Entries”

Dear Members:
Once again it is time for our annual AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards Program.

We encourage all members to submit their work for this prestigious event, which has become increasingly well known to other professionals and the public in the International Region.

Please note that the deadline for submission is August 12, 2016 and, for any enquiries, please contact info@aiahk.org.

                CALL FOR ENTRIES                                       2016 JURORS

Save the Date for our 2016 Honors & Awards Exhibition and Celebration on October 11, 2016.

AIA Hong Kong – July & August 2016 President’s Message

Dear Members & Friends:

The 2016 AIA Convention with the theme Imagination took place in Philadelphia in mid May, and was attended by a large delegation from Hong Kong.

Among a wide variety of other topics, social justice and new technologies were discussed by Rem Koolhaas and Neri Oxman, the two keynote speakers. Koolhaas’s dialogue with Moshen Mostafavi on architecture, politics and social justice was insightful, while Ms. Oxman, from MIT’s media lab, presented equally stimulating research on digital design interacting with biology. The highlight of the Convention was the appearance of Denise Scott Brown, co-recipient of the 2016 AIA Gold Medal with Robert Venturi. Ms. Brown took the stage to explain her long struggle to success and received a standing ovation – a well deserved and long overdue recognition of her tremendous professional achievement.

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