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Yunnan Museum / Rocco Design Architects

20:00 - 6 July, 2015
Yunnan Museum / Rocco Design Architects, © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited
© WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Yunnan Museum, 118 Wu Yi Lu, Wuhua Qu, Kunming Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China, 650021
  • Design Team

    Rocco Yim, William Tam, Derrick Tsang, Martin Fung, Lucia Cheung, Ricky Wang, Gilles Chan, Benjamin Chan, Seah Li, Janes Liang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Interview with Rocco Yim of Rocco Design

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Interview with Rocco Yim of Rocco Design, Guanzhou Museum. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design
Guanzhou Museum. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design

"In the ancient culture identity is a touch of spatiality. Our use of space is psychological, you line up sequences of courtyards and buildings in order of importance so it prepares your mood, they get a sense of anticipation. We could reuse this spatially in today’s different types of buildings to achieve different purposes, but it originates from the past — that makes it Chinese." -- Rocco S. K. Yim, Hong Kong, 2013

On the 38th floor of the AIA Tower, Rocco Yim’s office faces the bay, from which you see the quintessential view of the city: the Hong Kong skyline. Rocco Yim is the founder of Rocco Design Architects Limited (founded in 1982) and responsible for the design of iconic buildings like the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. In this conversation he talks about the importance of the density created and supported by the urban flow in China, and his unique point of view on iconic architecture in relation to ancient culture.

HKSAR Government Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design HKSAR Government Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design HKSAR Government Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design Guanzhou Museum. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design + 10

HKSAR Government Headquarters / Rocco Design Architects

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
HKSAR Government Headquarters / Rocco Design Architects , Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Admiralty, Hong Kong
  • Project Team

    Rocco Yim, Bernard Hui, William Tam, C M Chan, Henry Ho, Boris Lo, Lucia Cheung, William Lee, Wicky Choi, Herbert Hung, Ivy Yung, Queenie Szeto, Angela Fong, Joseph Kong, Sze Hoi Wai, Alonzo Cheng, Chan Chi Chung, Fiona Ching, Chris Wong, Tong Hui Ching, Ivan Chui, David Ho, Dathan Wun, Gary Ng, Agnus Lau, Mike Morgan
  • Area

    131574.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

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Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus) Master Plan Winning Proposal / Rocco Design Architects

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus) Master Plan Winning Proposal / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

Rocco Design Architects Ltd., in collaboration with Gravity Partnership Ltd. and Wang Weijen Architecture, recently won the international competition for the new campus for the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen. Currently in construction, the planning concept for the new campus is “Academic Clusters, Campus Green and Natural Terrain”. Phase one of the campus is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. More images and architects’ description after the break.

LHT Tower / Rocco Design Architects

00:00 - 18 December, 2011
LHT Tower / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
  • Design Team

    Rocco Yim, Bernard Hui, CM Chan, William Tam, Rebecca Chung, Lucia Cheung, Jackie Choi, Becky Luk
  • Client

    The Luk Hoi Tong Co. Ltd.
  • Site Area

    1.059 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area

    16.541 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

The Teaching Complex / Rocco Design Architects

00:00 - 22 April, 2011
The Teaching Complex / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Design Team

    Rocco Yim, Bernard Hui, Henry Ho, Dennis Chan, Boris Lo, Sophia Ip, Lai Wai Man, Mary Ching
  • Area

    5465.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects

00:00 - 15 April, 2011
Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects, © Marcel Lam
© Marcel Lam

© Almond Chu © Almond Chu © Marcel Lam © Marcel Lam + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Rocco Yim, William Tam, C. M. Chan, Derrick Tsang, Christopher Wong, Ricky Wang, Lucia Cheung, Grace Lin, Ivan Chui, Christina Chan, Amber Wang
  • Area

    41000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Cultural Connect: Key to Sustained Vitality / Rocco Design Architects Limited

10:00 - 29 August, 2010

Here’s the third proposal by Rocco Design Architects Limited for the West Kowloon Cultural District (be sure to view OMA’s proposal and Foster + Partners’ proposal previously featured on AD). Rocco’s concept, entitled ”Cultural Connect: Key to Sustained Vitality,” started with two basic questions - Have we ever wondered why we are fascinated by Qing Ming Riverside? And, why exactly do we want a West Kowloon Cultural Dsitrict. Using these questions are a starting point, the proposal seeks to design a place where different groups of people can enjoy different activities “in the same space and at the same time.”

More about the proposal including images after the break.