The Honors & Awards of AIA Hong Kong recognize design excellence of our members practicing in the region. As part of our Chapter’s 20++ celebration, the architectural tours this year will feature winning projects of the award program over last two decades.
Lu & Partners, is the recipient of 2013 AIA Hong Kong Honor Award for Architecture.
Recently renamed Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, the project was incepted as a new teaching and administration building in City University's Kowloon campus to accommodate its expanding intake of students in light of the new local 3+3+4 teaching structure. Four key principles drove the Architect’s design solution for the building when working with the site parameters of location and height for a tower; forming a strong connection between the remote dormitory sector uphill and the campus centre downhill, erecting a level green deck across the sloping site to recover the greenery, embedding sustainable design to create a green icon against the backdrop of Lion Rock, and elevating the ground plane to enhance permeability and natural environment at street level.
Project Leader - Chia Pan
Director, Ronald Lu & Partners
Chia is a graduate of the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has more than 20 years of experience in Hong Kong, mainland China, Southeast Asia, South America and the U.S. Chia has been the lead architect on a wide range of projects, including large-scale comprehensive mixed-use developments, hotels, office towers, large-scale residential, university campus and industrial projects. He has built a strong portfolio that demonstrates his design sensitivity across diverse projects and his proven project management skills.
The tour will be guided by Mr. Chia Pan, Director of Ronald Lu & Partners. Besides Academic 3, other Honors & Awards winning projects by Ronald Lu & Partners include King George V School Performing Arts Block (2014), China Resources Building Renovation (2012), Pak Tsz Lane Park (2013), and Giverny Clubhouse (2006).