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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

HKIS: HKIS Annual Conference 2018 “Development Novel Solutions to Hong Kong’s Housing and Land Supply Dilemma”

 

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join the HKIS Annual Conference 2018 – Developing Novel Solutions to Hong Kong’s Housing and Land Supply Dilemma.  This event will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 commencing at 9:00 am at the JW Marriott Hong Kong.

For the seventh consecutive year Hong Kong has been ranked the most expensive housing market in the world. The city is still struggling to provide adequate, affordable housing for its current residents, and to meet the long-term housing needs of its growing population.  Supplying adequate housing to support families and ensure our economic and infrastructure development will continue to be Hong Kong’s greatest challenge for the foreseeable future.

The HKIS is the largest professional surveying institution in Hong Kong, with more than 10,000 members and a 34 year history. The Annual Conference is a platform for industry stakeholders to share their valuable experience and ideas. With the theme Developing Novel Solutions to Hong Kong’s Housing and Land Supply Dilemma, property industry experts, policymakers and academics will deliver presentations and case studies that analyse Hong Kong’s housing and land supply challenges – and identify opportunities for urban renewal, building rehabilitation and other means of increasing the supply of housing.

AIA Hong Kong is a supporting organization for this important conference and members who register before July 20, 2018 will enjoy the early bird rate. Registration Form

 

AIA Hong Kong YAG Networking Series – Emerging Architects: It’s a Business Too!

 

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

Please contact Chapter office if you’re interested.

Please join us for our YAG Networking Series – Emerging Architects: It’s a Business Too! with Avoid Obvious Architects, COLLECTIVE and TheeAe LTD.  This event is free but please RSVP by 27/7 (Friday).  Walk-in guests will be charged HK$100.

While the challenges of pursuing a career in architecture may be daunting – from the amount of education required, the length of an internship, licensure and exams, and the need to gain practical experience – the challenges of starting your own practice can be even more terrifying! To help demystify the process of how several young architects have started their own businesses, this AIA Hong Kong Young Architects Group presentation will feature three practitioners who will discuss the process they went through and the unique challenges they faced.

The founders of Avoid Obvious Architects, COLLECTIVE, and TheeAe LTD.  will each spend 15 minutes on the ‘whys and hows’ of forming their own studios – and what they are doing to sustain them and continue their growth. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session that promises to be interesting.

Refreshments sponsored by Noble House Development.

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

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AIA Hong Kong, HKIA & RIBA(HK) Joint Symposium: Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space

Please join us for a collaborative symposium with the HKIA and RIBA (HK): Privatizing Public Space/Publicizing Private Space cosponsored by Laws Group and Paul Y. Engineering.  This event will also be our Chapter’s Third Quarterly Meeting.

With the decrease in public spaces and an increase in the number of land sales, some of the world’s developers have now begun to create public spaces within their developments that enhance the immediate environment, even at the expense of their allowable buildable area. Although ‘private’ and ‘public’ are seemingly opposites, these initiatives aim to provide amenities for the general public, and architects and urban designers are increasingly tasked with providing creative solutions. Simultaneously, designers must constantly adapt to shifting government policies regarding the maximum amount of buildable area.

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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, July 14th 2018, 10am-12noon at our chapter office in PMQ. We will present an overview of the Project Planning & Design topic from ARE 5.0, and a special presentation by an AIA-YAG contributor who has successfully passed the new ARE 5.0. The study group will be guided by Andrew King, AIA and Vicky Chan, 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. Register via info@aiahk.org.

 

Young Architects Group Committee of the 2018 AIA Hong Kong Chapter

AIA Hong Kong FAIA Leadership Series – Hello Fellow with William Lim, FAIA

Please join us for our first FAIA Leadership Series – Hello Fellow with William Lim, FAIA. 

The AIA Fellowship program was developed to acknowledge architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and society and achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Fellowship recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual and honors the awardee on a national, or international, level. The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows and encourages them to promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of ever-increasing service to society.

William Lim was elected a Fellow in 2010. Having designed many highly acclaimed projects across the globe, his work often blurs the boundary between art and architecture. As an architect, art collector and artist, William’s influence can be seen in his interactions with clients, artists, art collectors, colleagues and others.

 

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ISU: Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct

 

 

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join the Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct walk organized by Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation.  This event will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Central.

The Smart Cultural Triangle Precinct (SCTP) project is a comprehensive, bottom-up, place-making initiative involving the community, academia, the public and private sectors to create a cultural precinct in the heart of Hong Kong’s historic Central District.  The SCTP aims to conserve traditional street culture and enhance neighbourhood vibrancy through urban design interventions such as place-making and traffic calming initiatives that improve the pedestrian environment .  The walking tour will cover the area within the triangle formed by the Central Police Station (CPS) (also known as Tai Kwun), the Police Married Quarters (PMQ), and the Central Market (CM).

AIA Hong Kong is a supporting organisation and the event is FREE.

 

 

AIA Hong Kong June 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of AIA Hong Kong:

We are moving into an early summer! The heat is on and we certainly hope the same goes for our events and programs! The H Queen’s Building Tour in April 19 was well received, and on May 26 was the first outdoor family oriented Building Tour at Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building. An ARE Study Group was held where exchanges were made with our young members. On May 10 our Chapter held the Second Quarterly Meeting at Dyson’s office, where they provided a technical seminar showcasing their science in indoor LED lighting.

Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building
Tsing Yi Southwest Leisure Building