Projects in Hong Kong 2020
ADDRESSING EMERGENT CHALLENGES
The Pacific Rim Urban Resilience by Design is a 4-year multi-disciplinary project focused on comparative analysis and design of regions and sites surrounding the Pearl River Delta and the San Francisco Bay. The combination of research seminars and design studios offers a unique collaboration between the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture and the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
The focus of the research studios and seminars is improving Pacific Rim urban resilience through urban policy, planning, and design to help these metropolitan regions adapt to climate change by becoming more energy-efficient and livable for residents. Hong Kong is grappling with the emergent challenges of climate change and potential policy, planning and design responses while experts in the Bay Area have also been working to develop design strategies related to resilience. Our objective is to study, speculate, and offer prototypical design strategies in four areas of resilience planning that hold the potential to move public discussion forward in both metropolitan regions.
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2019 Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2019 香港城市\建築雙年展
Conversation #8 | De-Mystifying Competitions
A successful design competition means much more than just selecting a designer for a project. Starting from the beginning of the process, a well-defined brief can do much more than communicating the physical requirements of the project to the competitors, it can also help to refine the organisation’s vision. An effective and integrated submission, judging, selection and feedback process can not only identify new talents but also help these talents grow regardless of the results. Further, by extending the competition process beyond selecting the winner, advice and reviews by the judging panel at strategic points of the development and procurement stages can ensure the spirit of the project conceived at the beginning is delivered. The speakers and panelists will provide perspectives of how Hong Kong and other world cities can address the issue of design excellence where commercial and public factors align, and where qualitative aspirations and quantitative requirements matter equally.
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