Cities in Asia HKG-SHA-SIN is a four-week design and research studio organized by the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture. Taught with daily learning activities by a diverse group of faculty members from the University of Hong Kong, and speakers from internationally renowned universities and independent research groups, this course offers participants a design studio experience within Asia’s most vibrant contexts.
This credit-bearing course will introduce participants to different architecture and building types that have emerged from the current state of rapid urbanization in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. These urban building types are unique in the way they resist and subvert, or become mutated or subsumed by the prevailing socio-political and economic conditions of the three cities. Participants will learn about new architectural and urban theories and analytical methods that will broaden their knowledge of architecture and the city. The course will expose students to the inter-disciplinary nature of the subject, promoting more diverse attitudes towards difference and change, and encouraging greater confidence in applying the use of such knowledge to design and the broader society.
Registration deadline is March 31. To register, please go to the event’s official website.
Title: International Summer Programme: Cities in Asia
From: Sun, 29 Jun 2014
Until: Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Venue: Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai
Location: Bukit Timah Road, Singapore
Architect In Charge: Richard Hassell Wong Mun Summ
Design Team: Pearl Chee, Alan Lau, Cheah Boon, Kwan Goh, Soon Kim, Hong Feng Lin, Kwong Lay Lay, Balaiyan Sivakumar, Shandy Loh, Anapat Chanadisai
Area: 69,350 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall
Design Team: Ben van Berkel, Wouter de Jonge and Holger Hoffmann, Imola Berczi, Christian Bergmann, Aurelie Hsiao, Juergen Heinzel, Derrick Diporedjo, Nanang Santoso, Joerg Petri, Kristin Sandner, Katrin Zauner, Arne Nielsen
Area: 5,625 sqm
Photographs: Iwan Baan
Architects: Park + Associates Pte Ltd
Location: 6 Mimosa Road, Singapore 807973
Architect In Charge: Lim Koon Park
Design Team: Christina Thean, Tee Teck Hock, Jeeraporn Prongsuriya
Contractor: QS Builders Pte Ltd
Civil & Structural Engineer: C P LIM & PARTNERS
Area: 865.0 sqm
Photographs: Edward Hendricks
The theme of this year’s Archifest, located on the tiny nation-island of Singapore, was aptly named indeed: “Small is Beautiful.” Organized by the Singapore Institute of Architects, the annual architecture festival includes a host of activities, ranging from architecture tours to urban picnics, and featured a curated selection of several leading local architects.
The RIBA Lubetkin Prize, awarded annually to the architects of the best new building outside the European Union, was won this year by Wilkinson Eyre and Grant Associates for Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. The prize, which was also awarded to Wilkinson Eyre in 2012 for the Guangzhou International Finance Centre, is now in its 13th year.
Upon announcing the news, RIBA President Stephen Hodder stated:
Designers: Pencil Office
Design Firm: Pencil Office
Lead Design Consultant: Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect Of Record: Ayra Architects
Structural Engineer: HS Engineering Consultants
Mechanical Engineer: K L Au Consultants
Area: 991.8 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Pencil Office