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‘Think Glocal’ Symposium by 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Hong Kong)


AIA Hong Kong invites you to join ‘Think Glocal’ Symposium by 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Hong Kong. It is a symposium to explore branding, design, planning, architecture, culture and business positioning of Hong Kong. Expats and Hong Kongers will exchange their work, live and play experiences on both global and local levels. They will discuss executable actions to make Hong Kong more “Glocal” with both top down and bottom up approaches.  Click here for details.

AIA Hong Kong is the co-organiser for this symposium and the event is FREE and open to building/real estate professionals. AIA members please RSVP via the Chapter at by Feb 2, 2018 (Friday). The full symposium is AIA/CES credited with 5 LU.


AIA Hong Kong 2018 Kick-off Party

Dear Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

Let’s kick start the month of Valentine and Chinese New Year with the AIA Hong Kong 2018 Kick-off Party on Thursday, February 1, 2018!

As our chapter is launching into its third decade, we would continue our commitment to SERVE our members, to COLLABORATE with our Corporate partners, and to ENGAGE the local communities and other professional organizations, with various events being planned for 2018.

We are delighted to have Raymond Wong, the concert master of Hong Kong new Philharmonia Orchestra who has performed as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Elite Chamber Orchestra to perform and celebrate with us! 

Please join us for a fun evening and to learn more about this year’s theme and events, but most importantly, to meet new friends and/or to catch up with old pals!

We look forward to have your continue support!

The Executive Committee of 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter


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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – 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.

RSVP here.

2017 4th Quarter President’s Message

Dear Members & Friends:

As the year is coming to an end, the Chapter has also completed our final 3 programs in 2017 in the month of December.  These include: a sold-out building tour to Mount Pavilia, a lecture by New York based award winning architect Dr. Carol Bentel, FAIA, and our Young Architects Group’s sketching workshop with college and primary school students.  These activities provide an excellent snapshot to the work of the Chapter this year.

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Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium

Dec 14 & 15 — Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium seeks to reexamine Pei in the context of the architect’s 100th birthday year as two linked conferences organised by M+ with, respectively, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.

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AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – 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.


As reported in September, the AIA Board of Directors has approved the implementation of continuing education requirements for International Associate AIA members.

This initiative gained the support of the AIA’s Continuing Education Committee, resulting in a request for an amendment to the AIA Rules of the Board.

Surveys indicate that the majority of affected members already meet the anticipated continuing education requirements.  In any event, the AIA-IR will assist with any member questions or concerns as well as point you to specific opportunities for continuing education credits.

Architectural Sketching with Students

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 Hong Kong Chapter will join design students from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as local primary school students to mentor and lead a “draw the city” workshop in an exploration of architectural seeing and sketching. RSVP here.

HKIA/ARB Non-Local
Architectural Professionals Admission 2018

Registration for HKIA/ARB Non-Local Architectural Professionals (NLAP) Admission 2018 is open until 5:30pm of 29 December 2017 (Friday).  Please click here for details. NLAP, after going through an assessment jointly held by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Architects Registration Board HKSAR (ARB), may become a member of HKIA and as a registered architect under Architects Registration Ordinance. Please click here for details.