AIA Hong Kong


Event On : June 18, 2022

Building Tour - Shaw Auditorium by Henning Larsen

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Date(s) - June 18, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


The Shaw Auditorium at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) designed by Henning Larsen combines a highly flexible, acoustically sophisticated auditorium with bright, generously proportioned social spaces which, together, provide a ‘living room’ for the campus community and a world-class venue for Hong Kong.

Comprising three concentric white rings interspersed with glazing to reveal panoramic views of Sai Kung Bay, the building has no front or back – it is open and welcoming on all ‘sides’. Its bold, curved form stands out in the landscape, signaling the artistic and cultural activities within.

The Shaw Auditorium received a BEAM Platinum rating – an impressive achievement for a performance venue, especially given the fluctuating patterns of use and cooling demands. This was achieved by incorporating a district cooling system, photovoltaic panels over more than half the roof, a highly efficient façade, lighting controls and brushless DC motors in the fan coil units. A smart ventilation Aircuity System using precision sensors to save energy was employed to monitor the indoor air quality while acoustic separation, anti-vibration and noise control measures are in place for the building services and plant.

The outer wall of the auditorium is clad in bamboo from a renewable forest, mineral paint was specified for the white façade and Norwegian wool is used in the acoustic panels.

This tour will be led by Claude Godefroy and Elva Tang from Henning Larsen.


Date Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Fee $100
Quota 25

Please sign up HERE. Meet up details will be provided upon successful registration.

Participants are required to have received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine and must register at the Shaw Auditorium with the LeaveHomeSafe app upon arrival.

Tour Leaders

Claude Godefroy, MAA, DPLG

Claude Bøjer Godefroy is a Partner and Design Principal at Henning Larsen Hong Kong. Since 2008, he has been responsible for the company’s design in China and throughout Asia.

Claude has more than 20 years of experience on a wide range of projects, ranging from Cultural Landmarks, Educational Buildings, Headquarters, Mixed-use Developments, Urban Design and Tall Buildings. He delivers iconic designs that also aim to be sustainable in the broadest sense of the word – environmentally, culturally and socially – and the buildings he creates give back generously to the city and to the public realm.

Elva Tang, Assoc. AIA

Elva is a Founding Partner and Director at Henning Larsen Hong Kong, with 20 years of experience on a wide range of projects across China and Asia.

Having worked in New York, Copenhagen, Paris, Hong Kong and China, her multi-cultural exposure has contributed to an innate ability to lead Henning Larsen in developing architecture with a Scandinavian ethos in an Asian context. Elva excels in leading teams of architects and consultants on large-scale, complex projects involving multidisciplinary collaborations. Her design input is key to the firm’s architecture that focuses on both people and place making.

Name : Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Address : Clear Water Bay
Town : New Territories
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Country : HK

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