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10:30 am - 11:30 am
AIA Hong Kong Guided Tour: Instant Garden | November 27, 2021
Venue:Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


Dear Members:

With the emergence of more and more new cultural institutions and exhibition spaces in the city, how does an auction house create a unique experience for both collectors and the public? What is the role of the designer in creating an environment that both emphasises the quality of the artwork and adds value to what is on display?

Instant Garden is a new concept for the experience of 20th and 21st century art, featuring a selection of sculptures from Christie’s 2021 Hong Kong Autumn Auctions. The spatial concept behind Instant Garden is the work of architect Su Chang and it features 11 artworks curated by Christie’s from their 2021 Hong Kong Autumn Auctions.

Join us for a guided tour of this exciting project, led by Su Chang, AIA, with Jacky Ho, Head of Evening Sale at Christie’s, on Saturday, November 27.

Date:      Saturday, November 27, 2021
Time:     10:30 – 11:30 AM
Venue:   Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
CES:       1.0 LU
Fee:        $100

This event is limited to 20 places. Please RSVP ( by 12:00 noon on November 24, 2021.



Su Chang, AIA

Su Chang lives and works in Hong Kong. He is an architect, curator and an occasional writer. His built work and architectural proposals situate historical typologies in contemporary cultures, with a focus on how architecture and landscapes intersect to create the spaces in between to inspire new public life. Chang received his undergraduate education from the University of Hong Kong and his M Arch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he was a Dean’s Merit Scholar.

He currently teaches design at his alma mater, the University of Hong Kong, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour: in Dialogue with M+ | November 2, 2021
Venue:M+ Museum and 11/F Lounge


Dear Members: 

M+ will open its doors on November 12th, 2021. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with TFP Farrells and Arup, the long-awaited opening of M+ marks a significant milestone in the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District as a vital component of Hong Kong’s art-scape.

With a mission to amass and exhibit a world-class collection of 20th and 21st-century visual arts from a Hong Kong perspective, how may this collection and archive change the way we understand and re-shape our city?

Join us for a guided tour of the new museum, followed by a discussion on the intersection of art, architecture, and curation with Doryun ChongWilliam Lim and Marisa Yiu at the M+ lounge (designed by AIA Hong Kong members CL3 and OPENUU) on Tuesday, November 2nd.


Date:     November 2, 2021
Time:     4:30 PM, M+ building tour with Doryun Chong
5:15 PM, “in Dialogue with M+”
Venue:  M+ Museum and 11/F Lounge, West Kowloon Cultural District
CES:     2.0 LUs/HSW
Fee:      $100

This event is limited to 40 places. Please RSVP ( by 12:00 noon on October 22, 2021.






Doryun Chong
Deputy Director, Curatorial and Chief Curator | M+

Doryun Chong oversees all curatorial activities and events at M+, including acquisitions, exhibitions, learning and public programmes, as well as the museum’s digital initiatives encompassing design and architecture, the moving image and visual art, as well as the thematic areas of Hong Kong visual culture. Since joining M+ as the inaugural Chief Curator in 2013, Doryun has led the transformative growth of the M+ Collections and steered the curatorial direction and pedagogical practices of the museum’s exhibitions and programmes to the forefront of 20th and 21st-century visual culture.

Prior to joining M+, Doryun worked in various curatorial capacities at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (1999–2000), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2003–2009) and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2009–2013) – where he curated several landmark exhibitions including major retrospectives of Tetsumi Kudo, Huang Yong Ping, and Haegue Yang, and the post-war survey Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde (2012). He also coordinated the Korean Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001.

Doryun has served on numerous award juries and public panels across Asia, North America and Europe.



William Lim, FAIA
Founder, Managing Director | CL3 Architects

As Founder and Managing Director of CL3 Architects (CL3), Dr. William Lim, FAIA, brings more than 30 years of experience to his projects. An acclaimed architect and artist, William graduated from Cornell University and has spent the past two decades at the forefront of architecture, culture and art.

In addition to his architectural work, William is also an accomplished artist focusing on large scale installations. Throughout his career he has shown internationally, most notably at Lantern Wonderland Hong Kong, 2003 and 2011; the Venice Biennale International Architectural Exhibition in 2006 and 2010; Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in 2007, 2009 and 2017; and Architecture and Heritage: Unearthing Future, Seoul, Korea, 2019. His signature piece, the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre received the Grand Award and Special Award for Culture in Design for Asia in 2013.



Marisa Yiu, AIA
Co-Founder, Executive Director | DESIGN TRUST | HK
Founding Partner | ESKYIU | HK

MARISA YIU is the Co-founder and Executive Director of DESIGN TRUST, an initiative of Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, which is a registered charity founded in 2007. DESIGN TRUST encourages and supports creative research initiatives related to Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, within an international context. She has been instrumental in shaping the growth of this NGO since 2014, and spearheaded the Design Trust Futures Studio program in 2017. Yiu is also a practicing architect and Founding Partner of ESKYIU, an award winning, multi-disciplinary architectural design and research studio that actively integrates culture, community, art and technology into their projects, from their base in Hong Kong.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
AIA Hong Kong Building Tour - Che Kung Temple Sports Centre
Venue:Che Kung Temple Sports Centre


Dear Members

Set within a beautiful natural setting, the recently opened Che Kung Temple Sports Complex serves the Shatin community as both a sports centre and a place of leisure. Unlike the majority of similar sports facilities in Hong Kong where everything is tightly packed into a “box”, the Che Kung Temple Sports Centre features a series of naturally ventilated garden-like spaces that enrich the user experience and make the building more sustainable.

We are delighted to have Mr. Thomas CK Wan, Chief Architect of the Architectural Services Department lead us through the sports centre on October 30th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, with support from Mr. Donald Leung, Senior Architect, and Mr. CS Suen, Project Architect.

As both members and non-members are welcome to attend this event, please email to save your spot now.

Tour Details

Date:                     October 30, 2021 (Saturday)
Time:                    10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Location:              Che Kung Temple Sports Centre, No. 10 Sha Tin Tau Road, Shatin
Assembly Point:  Entrance of the venue
Fee:                       Regular $100; Student $50

Location Map


  • Let’s fight the virus! Scan with the LeaveHomeSafe app upon arrival.
  • Please arrive at the designated location at least 10 minutes before the program begins



Tour Leader

Mr. Thomas CK Wan, 溫灼均, Chief Architect, Architectural Services Department, HKSAR


Mr. Wan’s well known projects, the Stanley Complex and the Tin Shui Wai Leisure & Cultural Building, were awarded the HKIA Medal of the Year in 2006 and 2011, respectively. These two projects also received the International Architectural Awards (IAA) in 2014, the Grand Award for GBA 2008 and the Finalist of 6 for WAN Awards in 2011.  His Community Green Stations in Shatin and Hong Kong East received the Highly Commended in WAF Award and Good Design Award (Japan) Top 100 in 2015, ULI Global Award Winner for 2016, HKIA President’s Prize in 2015 and 2016 as well as the Arcasia Gold Award in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

His recent projects, the Hoi Ha Visitor Centre and the Shatin Che Kung Temple Sports Centre won the HKIA President’s Prize and Merit Award in 2020 as well as International Design Awards (IDA) Gold Award 2020, Architizer A + Award in Gallery and Exhibition Space and A’ Design Silver Award for 2020 – 2021 for both projects
Mr. Wan also presented his research paper Paradigm for Future City in Hong Kong: Revitalizing Urban Spaces at the UIA 2017 Congress in Seoul and was awarded “Outstanding Paper”.


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
First Projects Conversation Series: Michael Maltzan | October 29, 2021


Dear Members

This year, AIA Hong Kong initiated the First Projects conversation series when we invited architects from around the world to share their experience with our members and emerging architects in the region by reflecting upon how their firm started – be it a first house, a lost competition, an unsolicited proposal, or a work on paper – and how that became the catalyst for the architectural adventures they are in now.

We are excited to conclude this series with a lunchtime seminar featuring Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, design principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture and recipient of the 2016 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal, American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award.


Date:     October 29, 2021 (Friday)
Time:    12:30 – 1:30 PM (HKT)​
CES:     1.0 LU/HSW
Fee:      Gratis

Zoom Link (Registration):

You can use your smartphone, tablet or PC to join. Install the application prior to the meeting.

1.    Please use your real name for registration so that we can credit 1.0 LU/HSW to you.
2.    All attendees should mute their audio during the presentation to avoid signal interference.
3.    On this occasion, only the host and panellists will be allowed to speak.
4.    You may, however, type questions in the Q&A box at the bottom of your zoom screen.
5.    The panellists will review your questions and provide responses, time allowing.
6.    The presentation will be recorded.



Speaker’s Profile

Michael Maltzan, FAIA

Michael Maltzan founded Michael Maltzan Architecture in 1995. His work encompasses a wide range of typologies, from cultural institutions to urban planning and design. Notable projects include the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, MoMA QNS, Star Apartments, the Pittman Dowell Residence, the new Sixth Street Viaduct, MIT Vassar Street Residential Hall, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery Inuit Art Centre.

Michael received BFA and B.Arch degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and his M.Arch from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

In addition to becoming a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and receiving the 2016 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal, he is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award and was elected to the National Academy of Design in 2020. He currently serves on the Dean’s Leadership Council at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Visiting Committee to the GSD. He was featured in the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s 2019 film, What It Takes to Make a Home, delivered at the 20th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture for the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard, and his Star Apartments project was named One of the 25 Best Inventions of 2015 by Time Magazine.


4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Rosewood Journey – A Guided Tour & Annual General Meeting 2021 | October 23, 2021
Venue:Rosewood Hong Kong, Salon II, The Pavilion on L4


Dear Members

It is our pleasure to invite you for a Rosewood experience on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

As the landmark tower of the Victoria Dockside, the Rosewood Hong Kong (RWHK) comprises a short-stay hotel, guest amenities and serviced residences, and anchors the TST neighborhood along the waterfront. The irregular, stepped form of the tower expresses its multiple programmatic divisions while maintaining a cohesive exterior language. Panoramic glass insets offer unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour, while stone piers communicate the tower’s verticality. From other neighborhoods, the tower’s disposition shifts depending on one’s vantage, contributing to a dynamic skyline.

In this event, Florence Chan, AIA, HKIA, Director of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in Hong Kong, will walk us through her Rosewood design journey. The event will also include a video featuring Alison Chi, Managing Director of tonychi studio, who will discuss the hotel’s interior design concept and the use of American Hardwood in RWHK.

The Annual General Meeting will be held prior to the Rosewood Journey. Members are encouraged to attend.

Light refreshments will be served.

Under the current Hong Kong health restrictions and for us to have a physical event that includes light refreshments, RWHK requires all attendees to have had at least one COVID-19 vaccination and be able to show their vaccination record at the venue. Attendees are also required to use the Leave Home Safe app to register upon arrival.

This event is generously sponsored by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC).


Date:                   Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time:                  4.00 – 4.30 PM Annual General Meeting; 4.45 – 6.30 PM Rosewood Presentation and Tour
Venue:               Rosewood Hong Kong, Salon II, The Pavilion on L4
No. of Seats:    45
CES:                    2.0 LUs/HSW
Fee:                     $200



About the Speakers


Florence Chan, AIA, HKIA, is a Director of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in charge of the Victoria Dockside project. Prior to this, her completed work includes Hysan Place, the first LEED Platinum office building in Hong Kong, the 600m tall Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, and the 530m tall CTF Center in Guangzhou.

She is currently serving as Vice President of AIA Hong Kong.

Alison Chi, Managing Director of tonychi studio, believes in a relationship-based approach to the business of design. Nurturing young talent and developing synergistic collaborations is not only an integral part of her work but also the most inspiring. She wholeheartedly believes in a more innovative approach to global development in ways that make use of design, next generation strategies and technologies to create kinder, gentler and more thoughtful communities.

Upholding the legacy that has positioned tonychi studio as a heritage design house while continuing to cultivate bold creative visions, Alison drives her team to operate holistically, as a collective at the forefront of their profession.


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