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2018 AIA Hong Kong Annual Meeting

Dear Members:

You are cordially invited to join us at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This event is free and exclusive for members only!

The meeting agenda will include a Chapter Report by the President, a Financial Report by the Treasurer and the Chapter Election for 2019 Executive Members. (Annual Meeting Minutes)

Immediately following the Annual Meeting, we will be showing the award-winning film The Competition, the first ever documentary to focus on the intensive and oftentimes controversial process of architectural competitions. A discourse on a number of prominent architects who satisfied the requirement “anyone who had won the Pritzker Prize, or similar qualifications”, the film features Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Norman Foster and the late Zaha Hadid. Afterwards, a sharing session with director Angel Borrego Cubero from Spain will be hosted by TECE GmBH.

We are pleased to offer the first 40 members who sign up 2 complimentary tickets for the movie (there are only 80 such tickets available). Seating is limited so please register to be able to attend this event, vote together with your fellow members and obtain the movie tickets.

Your participation is highly encouraged.  On behalf of AIA Hong Kong, we look forward to seeing you there!

Anderson Lee, AIA                         Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA   
2018 President                                Vice President / President-elect 2019

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AIA Hong Kong 2018 Chapter Annual Dinner

Dear Members and Friends of the AIA Hong Kong,

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter Annual Dinner on Monday, November 19, 2018.

We are making a comeback to our beloved Rotunda at Exchange Square to host the Annual Honors and Awards Exhibition.  To celebrate this return, we will host our Annual Dinner at the Square: the restaurant that overlooks the Rotunda with our exhibition!  Seating is limited and please reserve your ticket!

We’re delighted to have Ir. Wai Chi Sing, GBS JP FHKEng, Managing Director of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) to be the Guest of Honor for our event. The Annual Dinner is a year-end festive celebrations with AIA members and friends. We will also honor the 2018 Honors and Awards winners at the same event.

To enjoy the AIA Member Discount Rate, please reserve your ticket google online form or Registration Form by October 22nd (Mon).  Thank you and we hope to see you on November 19th for a fun evening and to honor the award winners!

The Executive Committee of 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

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AIA Hong Kong Macau Tour – Morpheus, City of Dreams

Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out. 

Please contact Chapter office if you wish to be on our waiting list.

Please join us for an exclusive building tour of Morpheus designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE sponsored by City of Dreams.

Morpheus, the new flagship hotel in the City of Dreams complex, is another striking “world’s first” contribution to Macau by Melco. It promises to deliver the very best to its guests as it redefines high-end hospitality with stunning guest rooms and villas, exquisite dining, leisure and entertainment facilities.

 

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AIA Hong Kong 2019 Chapter Election

 

 

Dear Members:

As a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Hong Kong invites members to participate in our elections for the following positions

Vice President / President-elect 2020
Secretary 
Treasurer 

Although these positions are voluntary and unpaid, it is important that qualified individuals contribute their time, experience and energy in whatever capacity they can to ensure that the Chapter continues to serve its members effectively.  The AIA relies heavily on the personal involvement and commitment of its members, so we encourage your participation either as an elected Officer or as a member of a Committee based on your area of interest. Note that self-nominations for these positions are also welcome.

Please click here for further details and send the completed Nomination Form(s) to the Chapter Office by October 2, 2018. Your participation and involvement is greatly appreciated. The Chapter Election will take place at 2018 Annual Meeting on October 20, Saturday at 2:30pm at Miller Theater of Asia Society Hong Kong.

On behalf of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter, we thank you in advance for your support.

 

Anderson Lee, AIA                                    Kevin Lim, Assoc. AIA  

2018 President                                           Vice President / President-elect 2019

 

 

 

 

2018 AIA International Region Design Awards

Dear Members,

Don’t miss this year’s AIA International Region Design Awards 2018 Program.  ENTER NOW!

All Architect members of the AIA International Region are eligible to submit entries for projects located anywhere in the world (except US). All Architect members who are non-local members of an International Chapter may submit projects only within the territory of that same International Chapter.

There will be global recognition of the awards with presentations to be held at the IR’s annual conference in Singapore, November 2-4, and the winners will also be displayed in Washington D.C., at the historic Octagon at AIA headquarters in early 2019. Additionally a special new opportunity to receive instant and ongoing recognition throughout the coming year for projects which are recognized by our design jury first and then by carbon energy efficiency experts for designs which reduce energy use, optimize natural resources and steward human health.

IR Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

AIA Hong Kong August 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

We hope everyone had an excellent summer, all recharged and ready to kick off another season of exciting events with AIA Hong Kong! The Chapter hosted a number of events before summer, all oversubscribed! The Murray Hong Kong Building Tour and Hello Fellow” with William Lim, FAIA were amongst these! It was very encouraging to see a great turn out at the Young Architects Group gathering.

The major highlight event of the year certainly would be the Chapter Annual Dinner and the Honors & Awards Presentation on Monday, November 19th. We sincerely encourage everyone to participate!

Hello Fellow with William Lim, FAIA

AIA Hong Kong – YAG ARE Study Group

At present, Hong Kong is one of three sites outside of the U.S. where ARE is offered. Our study sessions are led by licensed AIA members and integrate content review, study strategies, tips & tricks, and sample questions. On Saturday, August 25th 2018, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. We will present a discussion of structural systems from ARE 5.0. The study group will be guided by Andrew King, AIA.

If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at emergingprofessionals@aiahk.org. Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest.

Space is limited and Free admission to ARE candidates. Register via info@aiahk.org.

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

AIA Hong Kong Building Tour – The Xiqu Centre

Due to popular demand, this event is sold-out. 

Please contact Chapter office if you wish to be on our waiting list.

Please join us for a building tour of The Xiqu Centre designed by Revery Architecture with Ronald Lu & Partners.

The Xiqu Centre is a modern home for Chinese Opera in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The building was conceived as a cultural sanctuary: a blend of theatre, art, and public space, and a place for contemplation and celebration. A gateway to the new Cultural District, the eight-storey building’s facade is reminiscent of a beaded curtain, akin to the type often seen in traditional Chinese opera. The centre has a total area of 13,800m² and houses the Grand Theatre, accommodating 1,050 seats.

In response to the unique nature of the Xiqu Opera art form, the acoustics of the main theatre have been designed to support the natural voice by encouraging earlier reflection, from an acoustically non-absorbent ceiling to the audience below, as well as by modulating the room’s reverberation time. Various other devices, including acoustic curtains and banners, will ensure clarity of sound for amplified performances.

The main theatre, with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the city beyond, is flanked by two outdoor sky gardens. Below this are rehearsal spaces, lecture halls, classrooms, a teahouse theatre, retail areas and administrative offices – all of which overlook a central courtyard.

The tour will be led by Ronald Lu & Partners and Revery Architecture.

This event will be our last local building tour for 2018 and, as only limited space is available, early registration is strongly recommended.

 

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AIA Hong Kong 2018 Honors & Awards Jurors

Dear Members,

The distinguished panel of AIA Hong Kong Honors and Awards jurors from Beijing, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong is now waiting to view your submissions! They are:

Grace Cheung AIA
Co-Founder/ Principal Architect | xrange, Taiwan

Raymond Fung JP, FHKIA, Hon. AIA (HK)
Member of Development Committee | WKCD

Wenjing Huang AIA
Founding Partner | OPEN Architecture, Beijing

Erik Gerard L’Heureux AIA LEED AP BD+C
Vice Dean – Department of Architecture | National University of Singapore
Principal | Pencil Office, US

Colin Ward RIBA, ARB
Senior Partner – Architect | Foster + Partners

Don’t miss the opportunity to submit your work for this prestigious event which has become increasingly well known to other professionals and the public.  No physical boards are required, only digital files. In addition to sending in a USB, files should also be uploaded to Dropbox.

Details here: CALL FOR ENTRIES

Please note that the deadline for submission is August 31, 2018 at 5PM and, for any enquiries, you may contact info@aiahk.org.

Save the Date for our 2018 Honors and Awards Exhibition from November 19-22 at the Rotunda in Exchange Square and Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony on November 19, 2018.

Stay tuned for our Meet the Jurors event!

 

Honors and Awards Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter