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Aedas Wins Two International Competitions to Design Airports in Shenzhen and Hong Kong

16:00 - 23 November, 2016
Aedas Wins Two International Competitions to Design Airports in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse, China, by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas
Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse, China, by Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas have recently won two international competitions to design international airport buildings: the Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse and Hong Kong International Airport Third Runway Passenger Building.

In recent years, Aedas have emerged as a leader in airport design, as they are also currently working on the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 Expansion, and have previously worked on Hong Kong International Airport Midfield Concourse and North Satellite Concourse. With the two newly-won projects, Aedas hopes to reinforce their strength and growing influence in airport design.

URBANLOGIC Arts Factory Awarded Silver at 2016 American Architecture Prize

12:00 - 20 November, 2016
© URBANLOGIC
© URBANLOGIC

The annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes outstanding architectural design, interior design, and landscape architecture worldwide, has given URBANLOGIC's Sichuan Arts Factory and Innovation Center a Silver Award in the mixed-use category. The panel of judges included Troy C. Therrien of the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, Peggy Deamer of Yale University, Ben Van Berkel of UNStudio and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Alan Ricks and Michael Murphy, founders of Mass Design Group. 

© URBANLOGIC © URBANLOGIC © URBANLOGIC © URBANLOGIC +15

Business of Design Week 2016

11:34 - 15 November, 2016
Business of Design Week 2016, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands, Business of Design Week 2016, will commence on 30 November 2016 and end on 3 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, the Business of Design Week brings to Hong Kong the distinctive minds in the profession of architecture to share their views on development of a future city. This is the first year BODW is partnering with a U.S. city – Chicago.

Call for Submissions: WSBE17 Hong Kong (International Youth Competition)

18:15 - 3 November, 2016
Call for Submissions: WSBE17 Hong Kong (International Youth Competition), Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

WSBE17 Hong Kong is the world conference of the 2015-2017 cycle of the renowned SBE Conference Series, it is the most influential and well-attended Sustainable Built Conference held every 3 years. With the theme of ‘Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action’, it is expected to attract over 1800 policy makers, industry practitioners and green-building advocates from over 50 countries.

Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building / ArchSD

19:00 - 11 October, 2016
Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building / ArchSD , Courtesy of ArchSD
Courtesy of ArchSD

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Tsui Sing Rd, Ping Shan, Hong Kong
  • Architect in Charge

    Thomas Wan, Edward Wong
  • Area

    17011.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012

Bloomberg Hong Kong Office / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

20:00 - 4 October, 2016
Bloomberg Hong Kong Office / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, Courtesy of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Courtesy of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

Courtesy of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office Courtesy of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office Courtesy of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office Courtesy of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cheung Kong Centre, 2 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
  • Architect in Charge

    Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu
  • Area

    268.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten

09:31 - 2 October, 2016
The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten, Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisboa_Avenida_Novas.jpg'>Wikimedia user Cruks</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © Wikimedia user Cruks licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

From Yaba in Lagos to the suburb of Bandra in Mumbai, Metropolis Magazine provides a scenic tour around the world’s “most creative” neighborhoods. Spread across ten rapidly growing cities like Cape Town and Turin, the article provides a comprehensive glimpse into these lesser discussed hubs of creativity.

Watch How Bamboo Scaffolding Was Used to Build Hong Kong's Skyscrapers

14:45 - 15 August, 2016
© flickr user ahmcdowall. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
© flickr user ahmcdowall. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

In the late 20th century, restricted by an a small landmass and extreme terrain, the Hong Kong urban area grew to become one of the densest and most vertical places on the planet, with more buildings taller than 500 feet than any other city in the world. But instead of the steel or aluminum structures used as scaffolding in Europe and the Western Hemisphere, the majority of skyscrapers built in Hong Kong and much of Asia used scaffolding systems constructed out of bamboo.

To create the structures, the high strength, lightweight material is strapped together with plastic ties by construction crews, who also use the structure as a ladder for scaling the building. Despite using few safety restraints, crews are able to construct up to 1,000 square feet of bamboo scaffolding in just one day. To protect the structure, nylon gauze is sometimes draped along the outside.

Check out a series of GIFs and images showing how it works after the break. And if you're interested in learning more about bamboo construction materials, check out our Materials catalog.

Golden Bubbles / People's Architecture Office

18:00 - 10 August, 2016
Golden Bubbles / People's Architecture Office, Courtesy of People's Architecture Office
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    K11, Hong Kong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Design Team

    Cui Gangjian, Min Kyoung Kim, Xu Xi, Xiang Weixing, Jiang Hao, Zhang Zhen
  • Project Year

    2016

From Productivism to Scenography: The Relighting of Norman Foster's Hongkong and Shanghai Bank

10:30 - 6 July, 2016

Three decades ago the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) Headquarters by Norman Foster emerged onto the architectural seen as an exemplary product of industrial design. The open layout with its exposed steel structure generated a powerful corporate identity for the bank. But the restrained atmosphere of white architectural lighting and the lack of distinctive façade lighting has lost its attractiveness after sunset. Now the colorful and dynamic relighting presents a remarkable example of how an architectural icon has shifted from a productivist ideology towards a scenographic image. To the western observer the multicolored light language may give off a playful impression, but to the local culture the transformation evokes grandiosity.

Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters, Hong Kong, in 2015. Architects: Foster + Partners. Photographer: Simon McCartney. Image © illumination Physics Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters, Hong Kong, 1986. Architects: Foster + Partners. Lighting design: Claude and Danielle Engle Lighting. Photographer: Ian Lambot. Image © ERCO, www.erco.com Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters, Hong Kong, in 1986. Architects: Foster + Partners. Lighting design: Claude and Danielle Engle Lighting. Photographer: Ian Lambot. Image © ERCO, www.erco.com Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters, Hong Kong, in 2015. Architects: Foster + Partners. Photographer: Simon McCartney. Image © illumination Physics +12

Potato Head Hong Kong / Sou Fujimoto Architects

20:00 - 25 June, 2016
Potato Head Hong Kong / Sou Fujimoto Architects, Courtesy of Potato Head Hong Kong
Courtesy of Potato Head Hong Kong

Courtesy of Potato Head Hong Kong Courtesy of Potato Head Hong Kong Courtesy of Potato Head Hong Kong Courtesy of Potato Head Hong Kong +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • Collaborators

    Potato Head Hong Kong is a partnership between PTT Family and acclaimed restaurateur Yenn Wong and the JIA Group.
  • Area

    8000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016

New Images, Video for Bing Thom Architects’ Xiqu Centre Revealed

16:00 - 24 June, 2016
New Images, Video for Bing Thom Architects’ Xiqu Centre Revealed, Courtesy of Bing Thom Architects
Courtesy of Bing Thom Architects

Bing Thom Architects have released new images for Hong Kong’s Xiqu Centre, designed in collaboration with Ronald Lu & Partners. Currently under construction, the building is scheduled for completion in 2017, becoming the first venue to open within the new West Kowloon Cultural District. The Xiqu Centre will serve as the home of the Chinese Opera, as well as play host to an array of cultural events.

133 Wai Yip Street / MVRDV

10:05 - 3 June, 2016
133 Wai Yip Street / MVRDV, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +8

Lead 8 Proposes HarbourLoop as a Pedestrian Mecca for Hong Kong

14:00 - 1 June, 2016
Courtesy of Lead 8
Courtesy of Lead 8

HarbourLoop is an iconic new pedestrian and cycling network for Hong Kong, proposed by design studio Lead 8. Transforming the perimeter of Victoria Harbour on its Hong Kong and Kowloon sides, HarbourLoop will add 23 kilometers of paths for walking, running, and biking. Lead 8 believes that despite being one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with 6,300 people per square kilometer, Hong Kong’s waterfront is underutilized. HarbourLoop will add social value as it intersects with existing offices, residential and leisure districts, and will encourage new development adjacent to the city’s waterfront, including restaurants, cafes, and community meeting places.

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Cabinets of Curiosities / Bean Buro

19:00 - 30 May, 2016
Cabinets of Curiosities  / Bean Buro , Courtesy of Bean Buro
Courtesy of Bean Buro

Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cape Mansions Block B, 56-62 Mount Davis Rd, Mount Davis, Hong Kong
  • Design Director

    Lorène Faure, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui
  • Project Year

    2016

Hong Kong Exhibition, 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

14:00 - 30 April, 2016
Hong Kong Exhibition, 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Stratagems in Architecture: Hong Kong In Venice
Stratagems in Architecture: Hong Kong In Venice

The Hong Kong Exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) will have its Opening Ceremony on 28th May 2016 in Venice (Preview period from 26th to 27th May). Mr. Stanley SIU is the Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Exhibition, together with his team of 16 young architects and artists for this initiative.

In response to the title of the 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition ‘REPORTING FROM THE FRONT’, the theme of the Hong Kong Exhibition is inspired by the Chinese Classic “Thirty-Six Stratagems”.

Sebastian Errazuriz Designs Audemars Piguet's New Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong

14:00 - 5 April, 2016
Sebastian Errazuriz Designs Audemars Piguet's New Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong, Courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz Studio
Courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz Studio

Chilean-born artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has designed Swiss watchmaking brand Audemars Piguet's new lounge for Art Basel Hong Kong. "Taking inspiration from the ice formations and snowy winters of Audemars Piguet’s home in Le Brassus, Switzerland, the lounge will express the purity of nature and the passing of time," says Errazuriz.

"With water and ice as its main thematic elements, the new stand will give form to the concept of ice cycle as a metaphor of time. Three key components will anchor Errazuriz’s design: the icicle as a beautiful form, accumulating over time; the water drop, seen as nature’s ticking pulse; and ripples in the water, symbolizing the forward movement of new life. The drips of the melting icicles resemble nature’s pulse, like the beating of a heart or a ticking clock."

Tubular Living / People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

22:00 - 29 March, 2016
Tubular Living / People’s Architecture Office (PAO), Courtesy of PAO
Courtesy of PAO

Courtesy of PAO Courtesy of PAO Courtesy of PAO Courtesy of PAO +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    China
  • Architect in Charge

    He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Design Team

    Sean Phillips, Charlotte Yu, Wayne Liu, Gao Tianxia, Leo Chazalon
  • Client

    Lane Crawford
  • Project Year

    2015