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AIA Hong Kong – July President’s Message

Dear AIA Members and Friends:

The annual AIA Convention was held in Chicago on June 25-28. Several significant announcements emerged from the event this year:

Julia Morgan, FAIA, was posthumously awarded the AIA Gold Medal. A long overdue recognition, she became the first woman ever to receive this award.

New Orleans-based Architects Eskew+Dumez+Ripple were honored with the Firm of the Year Award. They were cited for, among other things, their use of “rigorously crafted Modernism to repair, restore, and enhance the unique cultural and historic context of their city.” Read more

Asia Society Hong Kong: Hong Kong, London, New York: How Resilient Cities Minimize Disruption, Recover and Adapt

Luncheon Panel Discussion

Date: May 30, 2014 (Friday)

Time: 12:15 – 2:15 PM

Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Speakers:

  • J. Robert Gibson, Adjunct Professor, School of Energy and the Environment & Sustainability Facilitator, City University of Hong Kong
  • Robert Lane, Senior Fellow for Urban Design, Regional Planning Association of America
  • Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Natural disasters including weather, health and seismic events caused US$1.7 trillion in damages worldwide between 2000 and 2012. In a globalized world, only the most resilient cities capable of adapting continually to changing conditions will remain economically competitive and attractive for business growth. How are different cities preparing themselves against these risks? What are the key factors in building a resilient city to maintain social well-being and economic vitality? The discussion aims to provide a global perspective on building a resilient city in the face of these complex and constantly changing risks using Hong Kong, London and New York as examples. READ More>

AIA Hong Kong – June President’s Message

Dear AIA Members and Friends:

Hope everyone enjoyed the festive Dragon Boat races and Tuen Ng celebration last weekend as we welcomed in the month of June.

Last month we were awash with Art, Design and Planning. On May 17th at Art Basel we had the pleasure of hosting a personally choreographed VIP tour of architecturally oriented sculpture and art pieces, led by Amy Woods.

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Book Launch:
THE NO COLORS By William Lim, FAIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 17 May 2014 (Saturday)

Time: 3:30 PM

Venue: Agnes b. Cinema, UB/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Speakers: Pi Li, Anton Vidokle, Tung Pang Lam, Chi Wo Leung, Kwok Hin Tang & Connie Lam

AIA Hong Kong – May President’s Message

Dear AIA Members and Friends:

Hold onto your hats and umbrellas as the Monsoon season is clearly upon us!

Along with the whirlwind that is our spring weather in Hong Kong, May has become our defacto “Art, Design and Planning” month. Look out for the Art Basel show which is in town from May 15-18. Later in the month, between May 20-22, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be hosting their Asia Pacific Summit featuring seminars on a wide range of topics across a broad spectrum of Architecture, Planning, Property and Public Policy issues.

The AIA Hong Kong Chapter is pleased to offer a special architecture-oriented tour of Art Basel on May 17.  And, as we are a supporting organization of the ULI, they have offered those of our AIA members who are not already ULI members special rates for attendance at this, their seminal annual event. Read more

Jockey Club Innovation Tower Tour

April 26, 2014

Located at the northeastern tip of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is the new home to PolyU’s School of Design, the driving force in the development of Hong Kong as a major hub for design in Asia.  Mr. Simon Yu, an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, and two of his colleagues gave AIA Hong Kong members an exclusive tour and explained the process involved in the creation of this exciting new building, the firm’s latest work in Hong Kong.

Mr. Yu started with a brief history of Zaha Hadid Architects, then elaborated on the evolution of the design and the various challenges encountered in construction of the tower.  AIA members were also offered an exclusive tour of the studios, interior spaces and the lecture hall, accompanied by a representative from the University.

AIA Hong Kong members received 2.0 Learning Units for attending this building tour.

Contributor: Chun Yiu Fu, AIA

 

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AIA Hong Kong – April President’s Message

Dear AIA Members and Friends:

We’re in the midst of a very busy spring season in Hong Kong and around the region, with lots of news and some key announcements to share.

First and foremost, I am pleased to announce that it is now official: the AIA Hong Kong Chapter will be moving into permanent office space in the design center at the recently renovated Police Married Quarters (PMQ) on Hollywood Road. This is a major step for the Chapter and represents our intention to reach out and connect even more directly with the local Hong Kong community. We hope this new space will provide an easily accessible, public interface for all to engage with the Chapter for many years to come. Design and planning is underway, construction will begin soon and we look forward to celebrating an open house in our new space by mid-2014.

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