HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2015

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A. Commercial: Office

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building

Aedas Limited

Located in Suzhou Industrial Park, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University grows up in a beautiful environment where there is a harmonious coexistence of the city’s rich cultural traditions and its rapid economic development. The design for its Administration and Information Building was inspired by the famous Taihu Stone, Taihu Stone referred as scholar’s stone, as it is always appreciated by Chinese scholars. The pores and holes of the Taihu Stones are transformed into a void structure with functional spaces linking up different programmes in the building. The series of voids allow the building to respond to the users and surrounding context to form interactive spaces for people.

Shanghai shoe factory renovation project (Original Design Studio)

上海鞋釘廠改建項目 (原作設計工作室)
Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

No. 640 Kunming Road, the old factory building hidden in the homes was built in 1937, has experienced many changes, and transformed from the Shanghai Shoe Nail Factory into the new site of Original Design Studio. The transformation process, as an archaeological excavation in the place, in mining site’s precipitated growth traces, at the same time also digs out the cognitive orientation and inner needs of the former users. Not deliberately obliterate the traces of difference, so that the new and the old occupy the same important discourse right in the transformation, and pay more attention to keeping balance of the tension system in the new and old dialogue. The building type changing from old factory house into studio, helps us avoid the spatial patterns, and the alienated spaces form the recognition of spaces’ different possibilities. Function is no longer the only standard to define area, the blurred boundary and diffused experience promote a variety of activities. The process of transformation is the process of correction, which has brought new possibilities, and unpredictable problems become reversed enlightenment, and the transformation process becomes a correction-allowed and constantly self-balancing system. Materials no longer exist in the existing model, and are no longer confined by the existing applications. They achieve the freedom of space with wider possibilities. The transformation temporarily complete the response to the place fulfilled with years mark, because in the 1000 square meter of space, are diffusing with what happened in the past, ongoing and upcoming events. 
昆明路640號,隱沒在民宅之中的一座始建於1937年的老廠房,歷經變遷,從上海鞋釘廠蛻變為原作工作室新址。改造的過程,如同一場對場所的考古挖掘,在挖掘場所沉澱的成長痕跡的同時,也挖掘出使用者的認知定位與本真的內心需求。改造沒有刻意抹殺差異的痕跡,使新與舊在改造中佔據同樣重要的話語權,並更關注新舊對話中張力體系的平衡維繫。從老廠房到工作室,建築類型的變更有利於我們對於空間模式化的規避,異化的空間形成了對空間可能性的重新認知。功能不再成為界定區域的唯一標準,邊界的模糊與彌散的體驗促進了各種活動的產生。改造的過程也是校正的過程,這種過程狀態帶來了新的可能,不可預知的問題成為扭轉性的啟發,使改造過程成為一個允許校正和不斷自我平衡的體系。材料不再以既有的模式存在,也不再局限於既有用途,它以更廣泛的可能性成就了空間的自由度。 改造暫時完成了對這個充滿歲月印痕的場所的應答,因為在1000平方米的空間中,彌散著過去發生的、正在發生的和即將發生的事。

SheKou YanShan road BaoYao area update unit phase II

A+E Design Co., Ltd.

This project, located in the industrial block in Shekou Yanshan Road, plays an important part of the Shekou Net Valley Base project.
On the layout planning, three 30-meter-height triangular towers are arranged in parallel, forming a courtyard with each other. The platform extended from Gongyewu Road, not only connects the groups of buildings, but also solve the elevation problem. The space on the top of the building platform is open for public, while the space under the platform serves for the supporting services and greenery for the city, making the whole area a vigorous gray space. The project has improved the visual expression and spatial unity of the plot, and it interprets the value of Shekou Net Valley as it has injected new blood in Shekou with a new urban texture.

Shenzhen Software Industry Base, 3rd Section

The Institute of Architecture Design & Research, Shenzhen University

This is a new model of the land-use for IT industry in high density urban space of Shenzhen, which relates to local economic growth closely. Through operations such as lifting and overturning, the project creates a public service platform on the fourth and the fifth floors, and returns the public space to the citizens. Courtyards in different pleasant scales, adapting to the southern climate, improve the quality of office space. Meanwhile, multi-layers space connections increase the spatial accessibility and knits three-dimensional urban space system. The buildings are covered by the standard aluminum alloy windows, and the components of the east and west facade change the angle to reduce the influence of the sun.

Taiwan Glass Donghai Glass Office Building

WZWX Architecture Group Co., Ltd

This building is the key office in Donghai for one of the world’s major glass manufacturers, and is conceived as a visual showcase of their products. Responding to the natural and expansive site, functions were arranged within a slender horizontal volume, 150m in length, raised on a stone podium. The minimal façade is composed by over-sized Low-E glass of up to 5.4m in height. A system of demountable aluminum louvers that can be arranged in any configurations on the facade, alters the identity of the volume while performing as a system of visual and shading control. Functionally, the western half of the building encompassing offices, conference, training, and product display areas – while the eastern half comprises dining spaces for employees and guests. Use of natural stone and oak paneling instill a sense of comfort in the geometric and spacious interior. A series of courtyards, recesses and skylights punctuate the regular volume, bringing in natural light and views to each room, while a wooden semi-outdoor “corridor” cross-cuts the centre to define a social space.

The Building On The Water - Shihlien Chemical

Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastais Arqtos

A sculptural creation, this office building occupies a remarkable site - a 100,000 square meter reservoir in a vast industrial complex dedicated to the production of soda ash. Meticulously built with white exposed concrete, the building’s pristine curvilinear form measures over 300 meters in length, and comprises two levels of office space as well as guest reception, conference and staff dining areas. Its fluid geometries are a deliberate contrast to the orthogonal planning of the factory complex. Elegantly poised and suspended over water, the U-shaped contours gently undulate, both opening towards and enclosing around the water. Linear bridges connect the office to the road system of the factory complex, while slender corridors traverse the curvature to connect levels and spaces inside. The building is in constant interplay with its setting and natural light, with the changing hues and reflections of the waterscape creating varying tones of light and shadow on the building. With an elegant and restrained style, the building quietly displays the beauty that comes from the gentle encounter between the concrete and the ethereal.

The Forum

Aedas Limited

The redevelopment of The Forum not only transforms the presentation of the whole Exchange Square site and provides a five-storey-high Grade A office building as the new departmental headquarters for a local financial institution, it also improves pedestrian connectivity across the site and provides a number of excellent outdoor plazas for public enjoyment. The building adopts a simple geometric shape of a box and is organised into a compact and efficient footprint. The building geometry was tilted by 15 degrees off one corner to naturally open up a pleasant covered walkway across the site and add a sense of excitement to the building. The tilted geometry also provides an opportunity for an uniform diagrid structure, which is an elegant and efficient way to transfer the building structural loads to a limited locations available on the existing podium girder structure. 

Xiamen Financial Centre

Gravity Partnership Ltd.

Situated on the second row from the coastline, the tower follows the checker box disposition among its context. The sculptural form was inspired by a natural iceberg. The folding lines disguises its mass in a tight urban site while creates a striking image. By lifting the main lobby up to the second floor, the occupants could enjoy a great vista to the civic square and sea view through the view corridor formed by the context development; meanwhile, a significant amount of ground floor area is dedicated as public space. The basement shopping arcade is connected to the civic square through a large sunken plaza. It is a key node connecting the adjacent development to the seashore. The façade folding surfaces and joint lines are transformed into different building elements and functional spaces such as the entrance canopy, the elevated lobby, the carpark ramp cover and the observation deck on top. Services components such as exhaust vents and risers are also integrated into the folding lines as an integral part.

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B. Commercial: Shopping


Peddle Thorp Architects Melbourne (Asia)

This project, as an important carrier of Huizhou architectural culture, adopted conservative protection and innovative design technique to redefine Chinese historical commercial precinct. To preserve the original texture of meandering streets and protect the value of old existing bungalows and courtyards, our proposal attempted to retain the original principles for planning texture from Huizhou villages free growth pattern. Building floor plans, inspired by traditional “Hui-style” living characters, such as “inner courtyard”, “four sides slope to centre” and, “spatial sequence”, inherits the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty. At the meantime, facade elements abstract from traditional architectural symbols to present a significant historical sense. And it eventually evokes memories of the place.

Redevelopment of Yau Tong Estate Phase 4 (Domain)

油塘邨重建第四期 (大本型)
Development and Construction Division, Housing Department HKSAR Government
香港特別行政區政府 房屋署發展及建築處

Domain is a community hub located at the heart of the district immediately adjoining the MTR Yau Tong Station where people converge and radiate. It consists of a shopping centre, a Public Transport Interchange, a community hall, a roof garden and connecting footbridges to adjacent public housing and commercial developments that provides the local community with a focus to meet their different needs on commercial, transport and social activities. Throughout the entire development process, time to time engagement of the local community has been conducted to maintain good communication. The engagement results were widely incorporated into the design. Besides, green initiatives such as micro-climate study, hybrid ventilation system, air-conditioning condensate water recycle system, food waste pulping system and use of recycled materials are adopted. Greening is also maximized through planters, green roofs, accessible lawn, vertical green walls and climbers to reduce heat island effect, reduce solar heat gain and enhance human comfort. An overall greening ratio of over 25% is achieved.
這座位於油塘區的商業中心(大本型),是一個充滿綠色環保元素的市區軸心,人流往來集散。它更把多姿多彩的商業活動、社區和公共交通設施緊密地聯繫起來。在項目發展過程中,我們與持份者透過連串協作及伙伴活動,結合共融、綠化和環保策略,創造出一個活潑、健康、可持續發展的建築及環境。環保設計方面,除採用微氣候研究數據及循環再造物料外,亦運用環保設施如混合式通風系統、廚餘回收系統、空調冷凝水回收以用於灌溉場內花卉樹木等。另外,適用於樓面、屋頂及牆身的多樣化綠色設計,也廣泛運用,以減低熱島效應 。

Taikoo Li Sanlitun

The Oval Partnership Limited

The Oval Partnership has delivered Taikoo Li Sanlitun Beijing. The design is essentially a direct response to its location and history. It is an alternative to the ubiquitous enclosed air-conditioned commercial developments in modern Asian cities. Taikoo Li Sanlitun South is the realization of Oval Partnership’s Open City concept in Beijing. The Open City concept consists of two components, Open Urban Quarters and Open Architecture. The master plan design envisaged by the Oval Partnership comprises of sixteen buildings, with alleys, lane, courtyards and squares. The buildings are designed as open architecture to adapt and change with the times. The Oval Partnership is the master planner and chief architect of the project.
我們已完成了北京三里屯太古里項目。我們的設計很好地呼應了當地的歷史。現代亞洲城市中普遍存在著沉悶的、封閉式的商業開發實例,我們試圖改變這一狀況。在北京三裡屯太古裡項目,我們採用了全新的「開放城市」理念,它包括兩個要素,「開放城區」和 「開放建築」。我們的南區總平面設計包括十六棟建築(主要是低層),被通道、小徑、庭院環繞,形成城市廣場。它的「開放建築」設計方式使衆多不同類型的用戶很好地共存,建築可以適應時間的變化而調整。歐華爾是本項目總規劃師和總建築師。

Center 66

Aedas Limited

This large development consists of two office towers and the city's largest shopping mall. The three striking glass atria enclosing the mall evolved as the ideal response to the site's circulation patterns, distribution of natural light, and arrangement of volumes. Achieving a LEED Gold certification was a fundamental objective of the project, as well as the preservation of two theatre stages and a hall dating from the Ming dynasty (circa AD 1369) and a historical well. The design of Center 66 extensively restores this historic compound whilst integrating it within a large public plaza and landscape design. The site is located in the central business district of Wuxi, close to the junction of Zhongshan Lu and Renmin Zhong Lu, the city’s two busiest commercial streets. Featuring the city’s primary shopping and business location, the central business district has numerous upscale commercial buildings and retail shops, attracting intense pedestrian traffic. 

Fortune World Plaza (Guangzhou Old Cement Plant Renovation)

財富天地廣場 (廣州舊水泥廠改造)
Guangzhou Hanhua Architects & Engineers Ltd.

The project won the Bronze Prize of Guangdong Lingnan Characteristic Planning and Architectural Design in 2013 and the Zhan Tianyou Hometown Cup Award by Guangdong Civil Engineering Association in 2013. The project, located at 148 Xiwan Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, was previously the Guangzhou Cement Plant. With two stories underground and five stories above the ground, the total floor area is 267,200 square meters and the architecture height is 24m. The design adopts a commercial building mode representing simplicity, efficiency and flexibility, with multi-functional spaces, required facilities, advanced technologies and high performance. The architectural layout, structural design and facility selections are economical, reasonable and meet safety requirements. The design of the façade is a contemporary collection of the local shoe-making industrial heritage. This integrates various metaphoric architectural elements into key areas including the Main/Secondary Entrances and the Urban Living Room. These convey the inherent characteristics of this industry in a unique way.

Lancang River Waterfront commercial street in JingHong, Yunan

Beijing General Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd

The project along the Lancang River in Yunan invites nature to our urban city, thus creating a unique landscape with green-design – an oasis in the busy city. The quality of design lies in strategically placing accents of local tradition in carefully chosen points. This space does not only provide the citizens with a recreational and social meeting point, it also improves the overall quality of the city – both economically and socially. Even though modern landscape design may be practiced, the key inspiration of design still arrives from the local Yunan architecture and its environment. Thus combining “Qing” (The local nature of Yunan and tradition) and “Jing” (The Natural and man-made landscape). Due to the vast development and modernization of the city, history may be forgotten along the way. This place gives us a chance to look back, and re-experience the memories of the past.


Leigh & Orange (China) Ltd.

The subtle fluidity of the building’s twisting and sensual form immediately conjures images of an elegant evening gown which has been designed and crafted with a passionate commitment to perfection, expressing the pursuit of the fashion awareness and luxurious quality by the client. Located in Shanghai’s Chang Ning District connecting to a cluster of international hotels, F&B outlets and a wide variety of urban activities along ZunYi Road, L’Avenue is a 24-storey commercial development that includes an office tower benchmarking to international Grade-A standard, four-storey retail podium housing a wide range of luxury flagship boutiques – as well as a four-storey basement housing a high-end supermarket and retail spaces for luxury accessories. At the junction between the tower and the podium, the overall form flows seamlessly through a skylight spanning over 60 metres - through which natural light streams into the atrium space with terracing arcades below. The forms of the building are accentuated by the architectural fins and lighting while the uniquely shaped and meticulously crafted shop fronts and canopies express the natural elegance of the building, turning it as one of the landmark building in the district. 
獨特的設計把建築物的流線外形從上而下演繹,宛如一位身穿白色晚禮服的優雅貴婦,散發著珠光寶氣的華貴格調,展示業主對時尚美態的追求。位於上海市長寧區遵義路,鄰近多間國際酒店、餐廳和各種消閒娛樂設施的尚嘉中心,包涵著24層高的甲級辦公樓、4層零售商業裙房及4層地下室,結合了多間國際高端時尚品牌的購物空間,為消費者提供頂級的消閒享受。配合整體結構和外觀設計,塔樓婀娜多姿的形態一直伸延到零售商場的裙房之上。跨度達60米的超大型天窗,為中庭及退台式商場引入大量自然光,創造出環境舒適的室內購物休閒空間。加上外牆的線條裝飾及 LED 照明,象徵著活躍富動感的商業氣氛,打造成上海市最具代表性的商業地標之一。

Nan Tang Reconstruction Project Features Zone

Wenzhou Design Assembly Company Ltd.

The idea of designing Wenzhou Nan Tang Reconstruction Project Features Zone was from the concept of Old City Transformation, making full use of the geography of streets and the boundaries of rivers in order to form the multi-stage open space. During the process of the reconstruction, based on retaining the full available space of the ancient banyan trees, some characteristic scene of the original region of rivers and lakes has been reproduced by repairing or rebuilding. Different kinds of waterfront space and the varied interface along the rivers have been achieved by collecting space in single buildings. After learning the special language from the resident in the south of Zhejiang, focusing on the way of dealing with the mountain walls and roof covering and setting the fundamental key of this architectural color as black, white and grey, the overall effect of this architectural image has been pretty simple and elegant with cultural atmosphere.

Wuhan Central Culture District Han Street (Plot J3J4)

武漢中央文化區漢街 (J3J4地塊)
Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Wuhan Central Culture District Han Street (Plot J3J4) Project is located between East Lake and Shahu Lake in Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei Province and adjacent to Chuhe River in the north. Plot J3J4 for Han Street has a total land use area of 57,100m2 and a total building area of 127,000m2. It consists of 1 underground floor and 2-5 aboveground floors with a building height of 10.8m to 30.3m. It features a complex urban commercial pedestrian street integrating culture, tourism, commerce, catering, recreation and entertainment. It is the initiating project of Wuhan Grant East Lak Ecological Water Network Program, core project for the 100th Anniversary of Xinhai Revolution and is also honored as No.1 Business Street in China.

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C. Residential: High-rise (9 single-storey or above)

Student Residence, Lung Wah St, HK

CYS Associates (HK) Ltd

4 nos. hostel blocks for students sitting on top of a 5-storey podium with carpark, building services plant rooms and various student common facilities including Multi-Purpose Hall, Computer Room, Reading Room and Canteen. Two blocks are 22-storey and the other two are 25-storey. 

Heya Green, Hong Kong

Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd

Heya Green introduces a new idea of urban revitalization and living style, in response of the aging population and urban district. The Project is designed under the “practical but not extravagant” principle and is a pioneer project exclusively for Hong Kong Residents. The Residential Care Home for the Elderly located at the low level of the building provides healthcare services for elderlies whose family may live at upper residential flats. This “all generation living in the same building” concept creates a new sustainable living style for families with elderlies fostering closing family connection. The project shares the same city block with two existing residential building and an existing secondary school, comprising of 4 “areas”. The residential towers are located in the largest “area” while keeping the remaining “areas” as low-rise building. This can enhance the air movement within the lot. The residential towers are elevated to create a void at lower level to enhance the air ventilation between buildings, while scarifying the floor-to-floor height of residential units. Being an urban renewal project, Heya Green improves the living environment while keeping the urban fabric. It sets an example to provide a more sustainable community while redeveloping the old urban district.


Guangzhou City Construction & Development Design Institute Co., Ltd.

The project absorbs the essence of Lingnan traditional architecture. Therefore the overall layout caters to the prevailing wind direction in summer. Taking advantage of the empty space, the design realizes the ventilation and non-shield visual corridor, and also forms garden landscape which has Lingnan waterscape characteristic. By refining the traditional Lingnan architecture culture, the design simplifies application facade to construct a sense of Chinese style. The building facade is outlined by linear components including column, tiebeam, window, hanging fascia and so on. The design implements the principle of “solid color rather than deep one”, which wildly uses the white, grey and brick red as the main color, so that extract clear light colors of Lingnan traditional architecture.

Azura, Hong Kong

Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd

AZURA aims at creating a sanctuary of Peace, Calm and Comfort in the densely built Mid-levels of Hong Kong. It has achieved the Hong Kong Beam Platinum status for its sustainable and premium quality of living. Totaling 41 stories at 167.05mpd, AZURA provides 126 apartments offering three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes at 1200+ sf. Form follows function, all living spaces are rectangular for optimal internal layout. Three penthouses are featured with private roof gardens and heated swimming pools. Fitting the lifestyle of mostly expatriate residents, each apartment comprises both Western and Chinese kitchen. Clubhouse amenities include library, children play, gym, spacious changing rooms and 20m swimming pool, etc. Total of 45 private and 5 visitor and 5 motor-cycle carparks, plus 1 loading bay are provided. Along the main street, a simple curved stone feature wall is designed to address the meeting of ground. An exceptional solid base forms as an anchor for the entire building, leveling off from the sloping contour along the site. It also creates a platform for the zigzag shape of residential lobby. At both ends of the site, there are a quiet vehicular run-in landscaped court and a pedestrian plaza with escalator for convenient access. 


Guangzhou City Construction & Development Design Institute Co., Ltd.

The project is aiming at constructing a benchmark building which has unique architectural feature space and uses environmentally friendly energy-saving technologies. For the intense land-using environment in Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town area, by emptying the first floor, it can largely extend the space, which forms an open atmosphere to build garden space. Through 9 meters high escalator, the resident can reach the second floor platform and home lobby which is seven meters high. It provides the residents a quiet and respectable entering experience. On the 37th floor, there is 38 meters long borderless skyline pool which is the first residential horizon pool club, making a private communication space. To construct the empty space on the 1st floor, 15th floor and 36th floor, it is beneficial to the ventilation of the building and vertical functional division as well. By modeling the facade diverse levels of floating panels and vertical materials, the building can shade from the sun effectively and lower the inside temperature. At the same time, in order to improve the safety and comfort of the building, the construction design uses energy dissipation technology.

Guangzhou Yunshan Poetry II

HSARCHITECTS (Huasen Architectural & Engineering Designing Consultants Ltd. Guangzhou Company

The project “Yunshan Poetry‧Household” creates a humanistic residence of Oriental characteristics for people who advocate nature and love traditional Oriental cultures. Through the planning layout and landscape, the traditional inward Chinese courtyard space is created. With the combination between modern life style and traditional family ethics, the unit of originality on “the house integrated with the affection of parents and children” and the courtyard integrated with the affection and harmony of two generations make the entrance become the common gate to enter the large Oriental residence. Architects try the traditional Oriental architectural style on the high-rise building for the first time, extract some elements from Hui-style residences, and use slope crests and horse head walls of which one falls another rises as the symbol image of Yunshan. With the gradual resuscitation of “Studies of Chinese Ancient Civilization”, designers strive for erecting a communication bridge between tradition and time and between knowledge and life through architectures. Therefore, the National Studies Institute and primary school full of cultural characteristics are built there. 


Guangzhou City Construction & Development Design Institute Co., Ltd.

According to the project’s sloping terrain status, combined with urban roads, the buildings are basically designated to north-south point layout. Considering the characteristics of southern climate and local habits, the design puts the main function room facing the garden or mountain. The project integrates the Lingnan culture with single building design, thus it makes the entire first floor overhead, and facade design refers to traditional Lingnan architectural details. At the same time, the design creates a Lingnan courtyard space for district planning, building an ideal habitat environment which is comfortable, flexible and calm. Through a series of spatial evolution, the design combines the existing topography to arrange landscape and the garden ornaments. Considering the concept of the design, it applies low-cost energy-saving technology. For instance, the reusing of the stone in site, the lighting and ventilatory patio design of basement, the usage of light guide tube for underground garage, rainwater collection cycle system and so on.

One Oasis

Archiplus International Limited

The site with “grid-iron” layout from the originally reclaimed land for industrial occupation has completely ignored the relationship of its adjacent context. This project came to its realization by introducing a more contemporary organizational strategy of a skewed axis in the north-easterly direction to create a visual corridor linking the site with its natural context and the South China Sea to the northeast. The 4,000 residential units are distributed in 17 towers arranged in horseshoe layout over the central axis, creating an unobstructed central open space. Each tower is positioned to allow all units to maximize views to the surroundings and the central open space. The site is elevated from the street level to create a new landscape for the local community, not only presented an exclusive sense of space but also an effective strategy to ensure traffic free pedestrian experience on the podium level where access roads, carparks and the plant rooms are strategically arranged under the podium. The towers are arranged in gradual levels from 120m to 150m and 160m around the perimeter of the site to render a harmonic skyline with the undulating slopes of hills as the backdrop to form a picturesque panorama from the highways. 

The planning and architectural of Shimao tiancheng

Jiangxi Province Architectural Design & Research General Institute

The project is located at the intersection of Honggu road and Chunhui road, next to the Bayi bridge, in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province. The total area occupied of 83,000㎡, total construction area of 400,000㎡. The project is a comprehensive commercial and residential community that contains luxury apartments, offices-commercial blocks, residential communities and commercial facilities. The design is based on the society, economy, culture and natural environment of Nanchang.

Yau Lai Estate Phase 5

Development and Construction Division, Housing Department HKSAR Government
香港特別行政區政府 房屋署發展及建築處

Yau Lai Estate Phase 5 is a residential development with two domestic blocks, each of 39 storeys high and a 4-storey car park block with ancillary facilities. It is the last phase of a public housing development that comprises 13 domestic blocks accommodating around 20,000 residents and completes with a shopping centre. We have carried out micro-climate studies to enhance the wind environment, natural ventilation, daylight, and mitigate solar heat gain etc. We have also constructed noise barriers to mitigate severe traffic noise whilst allowing the penetration of natural ventilation and daylight. Apart from these environmental initiatives, this project also piloted prototype modular flat units to form typical domestic floor layout, which is being used in other forth-coming public housing projects. Partnering with all stakeholders, including the residents, consultants, contractors, academia, and various organizations is the major driver towards achieving design excellence of this project. We have also engaged local communities during the design process to nurture within them a sense of belonging to the new environment. The success of the project is well reflected from the high satisfaction rate from the resident survey carried out after occupation. We have built a harmonious community for many happy families.
油麗邨第五期住宅項目包括兩幢39層高的住宅大樓及一個4層高的停車場及社福設施大樓。此項目乃油麗邨公共房屋發展項目的最後一期。整個油麗邨項目共有13幢住宅大樓及一個商場,容納約二萬名居民。 我們在設計階段進行了微氣候研究,優化並平衡當區的風環境、天然通風、日照和太陽熱能吸收等。而項目外圍的隔音屏障則有效減輕了附近嚴重的交通噪音的影響。此項目更採用了組件式單元設計,為日後被廣泛採用的同類設計作先駒。我們與所有持份者,包括居民、工程顧問、承建商、學術界及其他機構的伙伴合作關係是這個項目能夠實現優質設計的重要因素。我們並透過社區參與活動培養區內居民對社區的歸屬感。在入伙後進行的住戶調查中,居民的高滿意度不但反映了油麗邨第五期的成功,更見證了一個充滿快樂家庭的和諧社區的誕生。

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D. Residential: Low-rise (8 single-storey or below)

Run Yuan

Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Runyuan, a project of China Vanke Co., Ltd., is located within the inner-ring road, with rectangular plan and southeastward long side. It can accommodate 732 households, with net land area of approximately 3.6 hectares, gross floor area of 87,000 m2, and plot ratio of 2.4. As multi-functional community, it consists of three four-floor townhouses in the south, two nine-floor street residences, and four 34-floor high-rise residences in the north. By using the method of “3 reserves”, “3 inheritances” and “3 integrations” as mentioned above, this design reserves the original trees and landscapes to the maximum extent and highlights the old and new combination of 5 landscape systems by the modern enclosure form of “planting house in the trees” to achieve the urban architectural marvels and takes on the beauty of traditional Chinese community courtyards. Cooperation design agency: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co. Ltd.
萬科·潤園項目位於武漢城市內環線上,用地方正,長邊為東南朝向,淨用地面積約為3.6公頃,總建築面積為8.7萬平米,容積率為2.4。 共容納732戶,為組團級居住規模小區。 小區由南部3躍4層疊拼住宅、臨街2棟9層住宅和北部4棟34層高層住宅組成。 以3個「保留」、3個「沿承」、3個「融合」的方式,最大限度保留原始樹木與景觀,樹下「種」房,用現代的圍合形式、突出5重景觀體系新舊互融,成就城市建築奇觀。 合作設計機構: 北京市建築設計研究院有限公司。

Nanjing Purple Garden

Guangzhou Bosheng Architectural Design Firm

Located in the southeast side of Zijing Mountain,outside the Zhongshan Gate in Nanjing city,Nanjing Purple Garden is facing to Zhongshan Scenic Area that with famous historical and cultural atmosphere. Adding modern technology and modern building decoration materials to the historical civilization architectural style,the new oriental living community – “Purple park” is born to meet the need of modern people. The design theory of Nanjing Purple Garden is far beyond building a space. It aims to create a perfect residential environment which satisfies people’s multiple needs of nature, art, fashion, etc. The design is not a rigid copy of the ancient architecture but a creation after elaborately selection and refine, trying to endow itself with profound oriental new home eastern charm. From exquisite details, Nanjing Purple Garden gives you and your family a living accommodation and a leisure harbor. Fabulous and taste is the unique charm of purple park!


CYS Associates (HK) Ltd

Discovery Bay North Development
Area N1e, Lantau Island
The Project is a luxurious low-rise development comprising 17 nos. of 6-storey blocks. Each block is constituted of 6 duplex units with good sea view. The duplex units are so designed that each has its own private entrance lobby. Private swimming pools and gardens are provided for some of the units. Management office and auxiliary building services facilities are accommodated in a separate building located away from the residential blocks.
此項目包括十七座六層高之低密度豪華住宅。每座含六個複式海景單位並享有獨立入口大堂。部份單位更設有私家花園及泳池。 而項目之管理處及機電設施則另設於獨立建築,並遠離住宅建築群。

Qiandaohu Swan Hill - Dingshang


This project is located on a hilltop on Xianshan Peninsula on the banks of Qiandaohu Lake, a nationally famous scenic spot. The site has a large slope, where a group of ten 500 to 800㎡ villas enjoys the charming landscape and views to the lake, a golf course, and a mountain. In response to the site, the design abandons the enclosed courtyard of typical villas and uses overhanging structures to reduce the impact on the site and to keep its original slope. All the villas’ plan and height are in reasonable arrangement, so that each building can get the best view. The resulting overhanging corridors and roof platforms are used as outdoor spaces. The buildings are formed in simple shapes to allow for continuous views and to enhance the flexibility and plasticity of the internal space. Suspended horizontally above the hillside, they offer an easy and comfortable way to view the sights and are themselves part of the scene. The building is constructed of warm stone, wood board, and transparent glass.
項目位於千島湖羨山半島的一山頂上,場地坡度很大,架空的營造設計方式,減少對山體的破壞。共10幢別墅,面積500至 800㎡,可近觀高爾夫球場,遠眺湖光山色,通過平面錯動及高差處理,每幢均享有稀缺的景觀資源。建築的內院﹑挑廊和屋頂露臺為不同開放度的室外空間。造型以簡潔通透的手法,消彌體量,減少對山體的壓迫,展開面向自然的視野。溫暖的石材、木板與通透的玻璃構成的建築,舒展地懸挑於山上,人們在此以輕盈的方式觀景。

RIVA (Low Rise)

爾巒 (低層)
Archiplus International Limited

The 48 houses are grouped in 4 clusters, separated by communal landscaped pocket space which also serves as breezeways. The elevation is designed in 3 parts. The white portal frame with wide glass doors on G/F opens up the indoor spaces to the front and back landscaped gardens. The curtain wall on 1-2/F dressed up the middle part with a white picture frame, giving each house its distinct identity and characteristics. The stair hood on roof is designed as a glass beacon, with stark contrast with the masonry body. The 10 low rise mansions are designed in a stepped profile with setbacks, and all floors have different plans. All G/F units have front and back private gardens, 1/F units with setback private flat roof, 2/F units with balconies, and 3/F and 5/F are duplex units with setback private flat roof and private landscaped roof with direct access. 
四十八棟房子排列成三個群組被園林通風廊隔開。房子均有前後花園,後花園則可直達園景區。房子立面設計由三部分組成,地面層的白色框架和玻璃門貫通室內空間及前後花園,一樓及二樓的雙層玻璃幕牆讓每棟樓享有獨特身份特徵。屋頂的樓梯罩意味着一個玻璃燈塔 與石牆形成鮮明的對比。項目內的十座低層公寓乃後退階梯式建築設計,每層的平面圖各有千秋。地面單位均有前後私家花園,一樓單位則設有私人平台,二樓單位設有陽台,三樓和五樓為複式單位擁有私人園景天台。

The South District of VANKE City Garden

Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd.

The combined courtyard villa adopts a prairievilla style with the house type formed by splicing standard units horizontally. Each standard unit has a horizontal depth of 28m and vertical depth of 23.4m including five160-200m2 houses. It has three stories above the ground and one story underground. Under the condition of the limited occupation of land, each household can have direct access to the underground parking lot, and enjoy the independent gatehouse on the first floor, outdoor recreational internal yard and indoor raised living room by arranging a underground yard with good lighting collection and cascaded rising in the horizontal direction in combination with intersection of indoor spaces in the longitudinal direction. This case realizes the harmonization of high-quality residence and energy-saving and land-saving residence concept by using innovative design.


Aedas Limited

Located at a hillside on the Hong Kong Island, this nine-storey private residence is unique to the history and context of Hong Kong. The design is inspired by a barren rock and a waterfall. The barren rock is portrayed by the uniformed lines and 1.5-metre modules on the façade, while the waterfall is reflected by the sculptural staircase. To realise the waterfall idea, the design team transformed the water into three stacking ice cubes and came up with the sculptural staircase. The design also caters for the flexibility in possible future conversion into typical apartment units.
THR350 位處香港島的一座山坡上,九層高的私人寓所獨特於香港的歷史和環境。設計靈感源於懸崖和瀑布。大廈外立面是一個個1.5米長的格子,看上去猶如光禿的懸崖;而瀑布的流水之美,則被建築師「凝固」成三塊冰塊,造出如雕塑般的主樓梯,為大宅注入強烈的個性,同時反映出住戶對當代藝術和設計的鍾愛。

Zhong An Long Island

Chongqing Yuandao Architectural Planning & Design Co., Ltd.

Zhong An Long Island has a total construction area of 140000 square meters, in which the East of the land is facing 2000 meters Jialing River Coast. The 500 "mu" water lake, which is the only lake possessing fresh water called "Jade Lake", has rich environmental resources. As it faces the unique multiple plots of river, lake, forest and land resources, this makes full use of the terrain, layer upon layer retreats, which are built around the mountain. Architectural forms have been discovered throughout the dense forest, streams, lakes, the folds between springs, the bondings of pathway and open-area space. The landscape images throughout the village buildings at all levels, the building façade and space layout are consistent. This strengthens the observability of community with the help of the existence of hills and rivers. The complexity of the mountains forms a beautiful and pleasant environment, which also possesses typical mountain architectural features.

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E. Community, Culture, Religion and Recreational Projects

Jianamani Visitor Center

Atelier TeamMinus

Yushu is a highly regarded religious center to Tibetans. Its significance comes mainly from Jianamani, the world's largest Tibetan Buddhist cairn. With a history of over 3 centuries, it currently bears over 250 million pieces of Mani stones, and is still growing with new pieces added daily by pilgrims. In Yushu, more than 40% of the populations live on the carving of Mani stones. To the Yushu community, nothing compares to Jianamani. After the 2010 earthquake, Yushu-ers immediately set off to repair Jianamani, long before they started repairing their own houses. The Jianamani Visitor Center consists of a square building with a courtyard in the center, and 11 observation decks surrounding it. It serves both visitors and the local community. To visitors and pilgrims, it provides information about Jianamani and its history complemented by viewing the surrounding historical sites. To local Yushu-ers, it provides a post office, a clinic, public toilets and a small research archive. It is mainly built with local construction techniques. The stone masonry is done by local masons, using the same kind of local rock from which Mani stones are carved. The railings around the roof terrace and the observation decks are made of wood, with some parts recycled from earthquake debris.

Revitalisation Project at Mallory Street/ Burrows Street, Wan Chai

灣仔茂蘿街 / 巴路士街「藝術社區」活化項目
Aedas Limited

This design celebrates the value of Pre-war Shophouse as a testimony of historical development of Hong Kong architecture through this rare and intact ensemble, by interpreting the wisdom of spaces and materials of historical buildings, and upgrading its structure and facilities to suit modern public use, such that the architectural mission of urban shophouse of Hong Kong can be sustained. The team has achieved three design challenges:
(1) Preserving historical buildings; 
(2) Providing Public Open Space within a small, tight urban site; 
(3) Revitalizing it into an Art & Cultural venue.
This project not only prolongs the life of historical building fabric, but also transmits and re-invigorating traditional craftsmanship, and explores ways of sustaining heritage architecture for community use. 

Sichuan 5.12 Post-Disaster Reconstruction of Schools in Wolong

四川5.12 災後重建:臥龍自然保護區學校項目
Academy of Architectural Design & Research, Tianjin University

Genda Consistent School and Wolong Town Central Elementary School are Hongkong-aided projects in Wolong Nature Reserve. Design is based on the regional culture and makes use of local material and Isolation technology to rebuild natural landscape and social customs. Derived from the typical local residence features, scattered according to the site terrain, and the form of flaky masonry and wooden grille styled window keeps the cultural identity and human caring during disaster recovery process.

Culture Center of the Seven Sage Community

Allied Architects International
AAI 國際建築師事務所

The project is located in the Seven Sages Country Community, in the new western part of the Liang Zhu New Town in Hangzhou. The Seven Sages Country Community is designed to maintain the connection with the Custom Avenue in the eastern part and inherit the humanity essence of the Liang Zhu New Town. It adheres to the existing cultural, natural and dynamic community atmosphere, employs the environmental characteristics of its own base, develops from a natural quarry park to a theme community differing from other villages for its organic hall, children’s adventure park, quarry garden and other recreational facilities, growing into a village community with its own style but closely related to the Liang Zhu New Town.
The Seven Sages Country community features nature-friendly and low-key architecture, except for the Culture Center, which appears as a prominent “alien”. The Culture Center is located in the most important joint of the community, at the core center connecting the residential area, the commercial space, and the quarry garden. The architect hopes it will be built in a unique shape to manifest its presence. This makes it the visual center and spiritual center in the community, in terms of function, form and material. 
People’s life style is changing, such as reduction in utilization of kitchen’s space, while larger space is required for pets. More attention is paid to a healthy, cultural and leisure life. Since the houses are inclined to be refined in their arrangement while the community is more and more intensive, we deem “small house and large community” as a residential model will be more and more popular. Here, the Culture Center acts like a living room in a house.
The double-story building appears more powerful against the underlying pool with its glistening and soft surface. The glass wall visually links the interior and exterior. The figure of the folding line encloses a quiet cortile, creating a landscape of the balcony on the second floor. The balcony is then connected with the quarry park on the hills. This allows people to climb the hill from the road on ground level or enter the hill directly along the balcony. There are steps and open spaces in the balcony so that it could be articulated into a small outdoor theater if necessary.
The soaring bell tower is much higher than the flat Sales Office like a towering fortress. Every time the bell rings, it leaves deep impression on the residents. In the time the bell tower will generate a strong impression for the community and provide a sense keeping time.
By employing a type of composite material in the construction of external wall, the architects reduce the costs and also achieve a shocking tactile sensation similar with corroded steel plate.

The Grocery Store of Zhang

Yu-Teng Architect Firm

It was built in 1910, which was a rare two-storey stone built Hakka building and known as the most beautiful corner of Jiadong. It has passed through several big earthquakes; however, it could not withstand series of damaging effects from roof leaking and the past three years it decayed and toppled over rapidly. It also faces the fate of foreclosure and tearing down due to debt problems. The local people could not bear the disappearing of childhood memories, so they originated a spontaneous fundraising and rescue operation, bought the property right and transferred to the local non-profit organization and reported to the public sector to apply repairing fees and assigned our department to carry out planning and design. Design Concept: Keep the historical memory and traditional crafts of the appearance and reposition the building feature after combining educational meanings.

Viewing Pavilion on Hill

Trace Architecture Office

The pavilion is located in woods on the hill of Tashan Park in Weihai, a coastline city in Shandong. To protect the trees in site and offer the view to major sights of city, the building is conceived as a merged volume with three viewing tubes like tree branches orientating to different axis. Half buried and half cantilevered, the building provides to the visitor different experience on two levels: walking down half level, one will enter the inside of teahouse and gallery space with framed views to various scenery; walking up through the preserved trees in landscape to the roof terrace, one will enjoy an unfolded breathtaking panoramic view to the ocean on this viewing platform.

Columbarium & Garden of Remembrance at Kiu Tau Road, Wo Hop Shek

Architectural Services Department - The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
香港特別行政區政府, 建築署

The project changes the deeply implanted image of columbarium in the minds of most people by providing a park-like environment for worshippers. In response to the inherent natural beauty of the rural site, buildings are designed in simple and pure forms with rich landscaping and extensive roof greening. With innovative management and architectural concepts, the premises are designed as distinctive, peaceful and spiritual places for the families and friends of the deceased to pay respects to their beloved. A timber screen façade is introduced to the niche block which shields the niches from view, while maintaining natural lighting and cross ventilation, and providing a contemporary outlook and warm feeling to the interior. Symbolic landscaping are introduced, which include a spiral lawn symbolizing the re-birth of life; and a reflecting pool with stepping path symbolizing the revisiting of life. Green worship concepts are introduced to improve indoor and surrounding environments. Majority of the internal niches are smoke-free to provide a clean worshipping environment. Worshipers will burn their incense at designated burning troughs away from the niches, and joss paper at centralized facilities at low block. E-Customer Center and thematic Garden of Remembrance are provided to suit young generation. 

Keketuohai National Geological Park & The Tourist Service Center


The construction sites are located in the territory of Xinjiang Altay Fuyun County, the main building of the project as a national geological park Keketuohai south gate. And reception area 619km2 scenic features in the show to tourists, but also to provide people with a place of leisure services, but also provision of equipment, office space for the scenery staff.
Considering the base has a unique advantage of the natural landscape, in order to maximize the protection of sites of ecological landscape, the use of “landscape architecture” modeling approach, under the premise of respecting the natural landscape through abstraction and natural reproduction, the formation of symbiotic integration with spaces scenic entrance area. Museum to exhibit peculiar physiognomy Keketuohai region and Mineral theme, building to the “Earth fold” morphological characteristics, evoke the subterranean formation Changes and bred mineral associations, architectural forms on the theme echoed providing people with a complete and unified visit experience. And the museum is about 117m wide, 90m of irregular plane, which is covered by a 10m of ground floor to the roof continuously; a total construction area of ​​about 5700m2.
According to the functional requirements of the Party requirements and Geological Museum, the building features can be divided into two parts: the exhibition area is located on the south side of the hall contains a unique landforms, multimedia hall, recreation service area, sales area and equipment rooms; on the north side of the office meeting area; two functional groups by 3-meter difference landscape staircase, in the continuation of a continuous sense of space while achieving a natural transition function between partitions.

Landscape of the Boundary

S2 Design, Architects & Associates

“Landscape of the Boundary” is a vessel for carrying sensation; through the generation of sensation, it redefines the entrance plaza of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Through the transformation of boundary, the human body is able to move within the vessel, sometimes creating linkage with the building, and sometimes with plants, sunlight and the wind; sometimes there is a coming together, creating the atmosphere of a group, while sometimes there is dissipation, in which the individual is able to identify the corner in which they have their own individual being. The multi-level structure acts as a carrier of light rays. The play of light at different times of day creates a differing interpretation of reality, and the light and shadow intertwine to form a beautiful “symphony”; the contrast between the golden rays of light passing through the installation and the lines formed by the bamboo structural material seem to create a sense of epochal temporality that emphasizes that dialogue between the materials. This is an installation with an immense life force of its own.

LAND Experience Center

Aedas Limited

Situated at the intersection of the main city axis and Yanzhan Road, The LAND Experience Center (LEC) is intended as an exhibition center with a fully immersive space to introduce public to LAND, one of the major property development companies in Xi’an. As LAND is developing some of the largest commercial properties within the city, LEC is also designed as the marketing and branding center for the company.
LEC consists of exhibition hall, multi-purpose room, administration offices and a separate display wing. Its sculptural form deprives from the local undulating topography, reflecting the duality and dynamics of Xi’an, a city rich in history yet ambitiously moving towards to the future. Orchestrated through a series of events, LEC serves as an interactive hub to showcase LAND’s development strategies and vision for the city center, while providing sensory experience of the feature programs. 
This peculiar pavilion is also designed to accommodate adaptive reuse. Building on a specially engineered steel raft foundation, LEC is a portable apparatus and will be relocated to an adjacent park after display. The future LEC will be transformed into a museum of contemporary art serving local district. Small and intimate in scale, yet ambitious in its urban gesture, LEC creates a new cityscape that adapts both to the varied demand of the program and the complexity of the city.

Media & Art College of Tongji University

Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

We design a rectangular concrete container as the main column of the building, and insert some two-storey height special functional shapes into this one-storey box which not only break the monotony of one-storey building, but also create an interesting landscape and outdoor space in the roof floor. We summarize three characteristics of the space type after the Analysis of behavioral characteristic in school: the private function space, the public function space and the open free space. And we also design lots of inner courtyard straight to the basement and turn the negative factor into new energy space. 

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F. Hotels


The Oval Partnership Limited

Innhouse is set on a forested hill with sweeping views of a green valley and the Kunming cityscape. This eco guest house is conceived as a village for travelers, with seventeen guest suites in a cluster of four L-shaped structures linked by natural trails and courtyards at varying levels. The timber clad building with reconstituted bamboo decking is a simple arrangement of forms largely devoid of decoration amongst a densely landscaped site with many retained trees. Each building unit is composed of three masses – two wings and a semi-open vertical circulation unit – linked by a viewing bridge-corridor. Each guest suite reads as an extension of the landscape. The living spaces open directly into the surrounding greenery and are integrated with a cantilevered balcony. The more private areas are behind a feature partition wall and forms a box within a box with subtle lighting through a series of vertical windows. Innhouse aims to respect and restore the original site ecosystem in the valley with less than 18% site coverage. It is a retreat for guests to relax and enjoy a sustainable lifestyle. The experience is enhanced by a range of innovative technological measures, which are appropriate and available solutions for the local region.
隱舍 Innhouse坐落於雲南昆明市郊覆蓋著茂密樹林的山地上,可以俯瞰山谷和整個城市景觀。這處隱於林間的小型生態旅舍僅為旅者提供十七間體驗式客房。依託起伏的山勢並融合場地保留的樹木,四座高低錯落的L形建築以村落的形式聚集,形成通過曲折步道聯接並面向山谷的系列半開放庭院。每座單元建築分為三個體量, 即兩個翼和半開放垂直上落空間,並通過景觀廊橋連接。客房設計是林間風景的延續。起居和臥室的一側面向山谷和庭院。

CITIC Jinling Hotel

China Architecture Design Institute Co. Ltd

Nestled against the mountains, the hotel is designed to enjoy the beauty of the northwest reservoir and the surrounding hills. The site strategy for the destination resort establishes an intimate connection to the mountain by the stepping backwards terraces. The public spaces are defined by several huge rock-like volumes, which also create fantastic effects by punching into interior. A 5-story-high lobby, the kernel of the building, is characterized by the step back floors and crystal-like irregular skylights and flanked by two wings of guest rooms. Terraced layout is quite fit for the topography and gives every room a great view. The material palette of GRC panels, GreenerWood and glass expresses the hotel’s respects to the nature. In particular, those GRC panels made by rock flour imitate the texture and color of natural rocks yet allow the structures to seemingly emerge from the land. 

IBIS Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan Hotel

AGC Design Limited

Tracing back the story in the 1920s Sheung Wan. The design reflects the historical streetscape of Hong Kong. The identity of the rectangular tenement house all seems to be in specific repetitive order, forming a uniform but dynamic streetscape. 
The huge advertising signage makes up major parts of the Hong Kong streetscape. The advertising panels formed numerous layers with different orientations and different colours. The colours mainly found in the ad signage were blue, red, yellow, orange and green. In this regard, these colour elements were adopted to form the skeleton of our architectural design.
The streetscape of Hong Kong has been transforming rapidly from the historical setting to the urban setting that highlights uniform but dynamic streetscape. The ‘juxtaposition’ of curtain wall and window wall that shape out the “City of Mosaic”.
故事開始追溯於1920年代的上環。設計反映了香港的歷史街景。唐樓矩形的特色重複地順序,形成一個有規律,但也有動態的街景中。大形的廣告標牌構成了香港的街景的主要部分。廣告板排成無數的層次;不同方向及不同的顏色。廣告標牌主要的顏色是藍、 紅、 黃色、 橙色和綠色。通過這些顏色的元素,形成這設計的骨架。香港的街景由歷史以來迅速轉變,突出了一個有規律而又有動態的街景,街景中的幕牆及視窗牆 的並列及層次交錯的組合,形成了香港大部都會城市的特色,帶出「馬賽克」的色彩。  

YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel

AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group Limited
AD+RG 建築設計及研究所有限公司

Shek Kip Mei Estate plays a remarkable role in the public housing history as it was one of the first eight Mark I public housing blocks built in Hong Kong after the Shek Kip Mei Fire incident in 1953. Mei Ho House was built in 1954 and is the last of the Mark I public housing remaining in Hong Kong. It was categorized as Grade 2 Historical Building on 24th June 2010. The project revitalizes Mei Ho House into a City Hostel for the Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association, through sensitive adaptive re-use of historic building under the “Revitalizing Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme” introduced by the Commissioner for Heritage's Office under the Development Bureau. 

Haide Plaza

Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province

Haide Plaza(old name Dongguan Commercial Center Zone F) is favorably located in the new urban center of Dongguan City. It is planned with a site area of 51,233.15m2, a GFA of 217,000m2, and a max building height of 158.0m. The above-grade part of the Project is composed of two 37-storey super high towers and a supporting podium. The Project is designed to create a gigantic complex that integrates super five-star business hotel, Grade A office building, F&B, conference, commerce and other functions.
With an innovative design concept, the two towers of the Project are joined together at the top, creating “a gateway to the city". The towers are designed into a dual Y-shape to eliminate visual interference while taking full advantage of the peripheral views and shaping up a unique architectural image free of “back façade”. The low-profile and friendly embracing gesture conveyed by the curved dual Y shape allow the buildings to harmonize and complement with the surrounding cityscape. The Project features both the symmetricity and interestingness. The symmetricity is embodied in the axis of the building cluster and the urban space, and offers higher connectivity and more extensive association between the complex and urban space. The interestingness is embodied through the diversity and complexity of the commercial facilities. In addition, sky gardens of varied sizes at different locations and heights further enhance the vibrancy of the facades and fully showcase the multi-level ecological system and the humanity philosophy. 
海德廣場(原名東莞市商業中心F區)位於廣東省東莞市新城市中心區,用地面積51233.15平方米,總建築面積為21.7萬平方米,建築主體高度158.0米, 地面建築由兩棟37層的超高層塔樓及附屬裙房組成,是一個集超五星級城市商務酒店、甲級寫字樓、餐飲、會議、商業、娛樂等功能為一體的大型建築綜合體。

Langham Place, Guangzhou

Aedas Limited

Langham Place, Guangzhou, sitting on top of Guangzhou Nanfung International Convention and Exhibition Centre, a traditional, multi-floor exhibition center in the podium, is a 500-room five-star hotel. Together with Guangzhou Commercial Showcase Complex, they form the Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex occupying two plots of land. 
The design of Langham Place, Guangzhou/Guangzhou Nanfung International Convention and Exhibition Centre and its sister building is a direct result and manifestation of an interesting and unique mix of relationships both internally as well as contextually. As a mixed-use project, the challenge to allow different programmes working together in a supportive, co-dependent manner is an exciting design opportunity. 
The fact that the two buildings are separated 160 metres apart by a third independent building on two sites makes it not only an exciting design opportunity but a titillating and indefinable challenge which begs to be expressed in built form. The horizontal elements were accentuated through shifts: both small ones towards north/south, and larger ones towards east and west, maximising the dialogue between the two buildings and leaping over the middle neighbour to provide a dynamic, unified and powerful expression of this exhibition complex.

Park Club, Business Conference Area, Conghua Hot Spring Health Valley, Guangzhou

HSARCHITECTS (Huasen Architectural & Engineering Designing Consultants Ltd. Guangzhou Company

The project for Health Valley takes place in a very natural environment that the features and resources in the region have high ecological value in both aesthetic and scientific aspects. Therefore, the development follows the principle of “protecting environment while developing it”. The master layout is planned by dividing into three levels of function area in order to not only reasonably and efficiently use resources, but also to respond the local context such as landform, water system, Eco-system and traffic etc. The Conghua Health Valley Spa Hotel is positioning as a Guangzhou premium, fashion, modern, leisure project includes eco-education, feature tourist, enterprise training, business conference and the other multiple services system.
The project is unique by contrast with other holiday hotels. The architecture is not in large scale, but is hiding in the valley of forest. The Forbidden City is the theme to drive the design and style of the architecture layout and roof design. A set of royal-style buildings hides in and perfectly integrates with mountains, the fountain, forest and the lake. Each single detail shows noble in low profile and represents the Chinese traditional architecture style. Inside the Health Valley there is a clear and perfect differentiation between pedestrian and vehicle circulation, even independent bicycle lane and walking lane.
養生谷的規劃涵蓋大面積自然地貌,區域內景物及資源具有很高的生態美學,科學價值,因此該規劃實行「邊開發邊保護」的原則。為科學,統一利用養生谷資源,基於當地地貌,水文,生態和交通格局,養生谷規劃採用三級功能區劃的空間佈局。僑鑫溫泉養生谷酒店定位為廣州高檔,時尚,現代的休閒度假,溫泉養生勝地,兼有生態教育,特色觀光,企業培訓,會議商務等多功能服務體系。項目和一些其他度假村酒店不同,建築並不高大,低調地掩映於山谷森林中。在項目的設計與風情營造上,項目坐落於私營山谷的從都,以紫禁城主題來固規劃屋頂設計及建築佈局,一片皇家風格建築隱於群山,泉水,森林和湖泊中,完美地和自然融合在一起,如同古代帝王的宮殿一般。項目在每個細節均彰顯低調地高貴,造型與中式建築美妙地結合為一體。 交通方面,養生谷內部具有完善的人車分離體系,創造機動車與非機動車分離的交通類型,此外還設計有專用自行車道和步行道。

Populus Euphratica Inn of Zepu County

Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd

The Golden Populus Euphratica Inn is located at Taklamakan Desert that is 1700km away from Urumqi, Xinjiang province. Exterior wall used traditional “ban zhu” technology that use slabs shape soil to walls which was invented 4350 years ago, Longshan civilization. Also, the Uygur folk construction technology that builds houses by throwing clods to the walls was applied into this project. By using the two technologies, the current skin of Golden Populus Euphratica Inn is obviously superior in heat insulation and maintainability by using natural local soil as material of the exterior wall. The whole architecture is integrated with the nature. Local villagers also joined the building process, because they even know more about how to make architecture stands in the sandstorms of Taklamakan Desert. All the construction wastes like the simple tower crane were maintained or recycled to nature as the trace of construction history. This project was not only focused on how to reduce the negative influences to local environment and biosphere, but also the conformity of ecosystem. In this particular project, the natural world is the architect.

Rosedale Hotel Kowloon

Archiplus International (HK) Limited

Breaking away from the general norm for a hotel facing, the building displays a façade whereby in the tower, the bay windows are moved sideways on a play of scale covering six storeys, creating an outstanding dynamic movement from the deliberate use of monotone of black and grey tiles, yet responses to the urban fabric of this old district by breaking down its massiveness. The rooms in every six floors are internally flipped to correspond with the façade movement, providing options in the room layouts and delivering a fresh experience for returning guests on subsequent visits. The boldness of the tower continues through to the podium with a strong silhouette of a stone clad portal. The first and second floors of the podium are the hotel reception and dining areas where generous glass infill panels are used to connect with the street activities.

Yangshuo Resort Hotel

Guangzhou Bosheng Architectural Design Firm

Located in Yulong Crescent , Yangshuo Lijiang River tributaries, and in the core scenic area of Yangshuo, Yangshuo Resort Hotel is 108438.4 square meters, with total construction area of 23236.82 square meters and 236 rooms in total. The design takes full advantages of the beautiful natural environment, practicing the “Low profile, natural, return to simplicity” design philosophy. It adopts the northern traditional architectural style to reduce the visual height and the building scale. It respects the nature, trying to keep the original trees, while using zigzag building layout to stretch shoreline so that all rooms can have a good landscape. It fully utilizes the site slope, with artful and cubic separation of pedestrian and vehicles to enrich the hotel's exterior image.

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G. Transport & Infrastructure Facilities


Shenzhen University Institute Of Architecture Design & Research / China Railway Siyuan Survey And Design Group Co., Ltd.
深圳大學建築設計研究院 / 中鐵第四勘察設計集團有限公司

The design is based on the spatial integration of the complicated system of the railway ,the metro and the other means of public transportations, to make the building fit into the urban fabric and create a landmark public space of the district. Based on the conditions of the site topology and the metro line 5 underneath and line 4,6 elevated up, the departure and arriving circulations are on the plaza level, which is the middle level between the metro lines, created an efficient and convenient transfer mode and improves passengers' arriving experience. Despite the complexity of the construction engineering, the architectural design strived to make a clear statement that echoes the spirit of the city, which we believe, is the functional and social role the train stations have always played. The curving surface runs through, from east to west, the entire length of the roof of the big hall, unites the eastern and the western plazas. It wraps the elevated metro stations into an integrated east façade. The roof is cantilevered 65 meters to the east, presents an image and metaphor of “shelter” and defines a spacious portico space for the public plaza.

Airport Terminal of Shen Nongjia

CITC General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., Ltd.

The design team would like to build an ecological, relaxed tourist airport terminal which can reflect the local characteristics. Inspired from the nature, the concept is "Frame Wood to Make a Building". Use the combination of the triangular roofs of the terminal to simulate the mountains, creating the rich skyline. In addition, the turning points of the roof echo to the undulating mountains. Departing the big roof into small fluctuant pieces avoids the potentially monotonous, and brings an interesting natural environment to the airport terminal. The pleasant and relaxing architectural feature meets the requirement of a tourist airport.
項目團隊致力於打造生態、輕鬆、能夠反映地域特徵的旅遊機場航站樓。立意為「架木為屋」,同時師法自然,通過三角折板的屋面組合來類比群山之態,天際線豐富;屋面的轉折也能夠呼應群山的連綿起伏; 設計採取「化整為零」的手法,隨機起伏的屋面,破除了整體大屋面可能帶來的單調,同時也充滿「野趣」。輕鬆愉快的建築形象,符合旅遊機場的設計定位。

Cruise Ship Wharf of Yellow River Estuary Ecological Tourism Zone

Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.

The site is located in the Yellow River Estuary Ecological Tourism Zone in Dongying city of Shandong province, facing the Yellow River, overlooking the sea. It is one of the top ten new tourism architectures in Shandong province. The architecture seeks to avoid destroying the natural landscape, and it is overall overhead, and there are only four core barrels landing. The whole building seems to grow from the ground. The site design tries to keep the original wetland landscape in addition to the square and parking lot. And it connects wetland areas inside and outside through the underground culvert and gallery bridge. The first floor of vitreous body is mainly used for the waiting for ships and exhibitions, and the second floor of vitreous body is mainly used for coffee, food and other functions. The roof platform provides visitors the highest point with overlooking wetland landscape near Bo-Sea. The pillar hanging structure system is a unique exploration in the design.

Guangzhou Zhongshan Avenue BRT System

廣州市中山大道快速公交系統 (BRT)
Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute

The Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system opened in 2010 after the Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy led the planning, design and implementation from the conceptual design in 2005 through detailed engineering design and construction. The system averages 850,000 passengers per day, and together with Transmilenio is the only BRT system worldwide to carry more than 25,000 passengers per hour in a single direction past a single point, which is higher than most metro and all light rail lines worldwide. The Guangzhou BRT won the Sustainable Transport Award in 2011, is the first ‘Gold Standard’ BRT in Asia, and has inspired many new BRT projects. The BRT corridor is 23km long with 26 stations and 40 routes covering 273km of roadways in Guangzhou with BRT service, and is integrated with a bike sharing system with 5,000 bikes. The achievement of very high capacity using “direct service” operations, in which BRT buses can enter and leave the BRT corridor without passengers needing to transfer, is revolutionary. This means the system has no terminals or transfer stations, providing major time savings for passengers compared to a traditional “trunk and feeder” system.
廣州BRT系統開通於2010年初。廣州市市政工程設計研究院從2005年起主導了廣州BRT系統的規劃、設計及實施,ITDP全程提供了技術支援。該系統日均客流85萬人次,並與千禧年BRT一起是全球唯一每小時單方向承載超過2.5萬乘客的BRT系統,高於全球大部分的地鐵和輕軌。廣州BRT於2011年獲得了可持續交通獎,是亞洲「金牌BRT系統」,並激發了許多新的BRT項目。廣州BRT全長23公里,有26處車站, 40條BRT線路覆蓋273公里道路,沿線整合了5000輛公共自行車站點。創新的直接式服務帶來大運量公交系統的成功, BRT線路可以進出BRT走廊,不需乘客換乘。廣州BRT系統沒有總站和換乘站,與傳統的「幹線-支線」系統相比,大量節省了乘客的出行時間。

Hang Zhou east railway station

Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Hang Zhou East Railway Station as an outsize station has combined multiple means of transportation. It represents China’s new kind of comprehensive transportation hub. It has base on traveler’s behavior and needs to organize the space and the streamline in order to achieve “zero distance to interchange”. Urban design has taken important part of the master plan. It fused Hang Zhou East Railway Station and city to formation an urban planning structure of “opening and harmony”. Station transportation has incorporated with city transportation system and got full use of underground space. The perfect combination of architecture form, structure style and architecture space has given full expression to the truth and seasonality of structure.
杭州東站是彙集多種交通方式於一體的特大型鐵路車站,是中國新一代綜合交通樞紐的代表之一。通過以旅客行為為本的空間佈置和流線組織,來實現「零距離換乘」。 總體規劃重視城市設計,使杭州東站與城市環境融合,形成「開放、和諧共生」的城市規劃。站區交通設計納入城市交通大體系,並充分利用地下空間進行交通換乘。建築形態與結構形式、建築空間三者完美融合,充分體現了結構的真實性及合理性。

Integrated Transport hub of NingBo Railway Station

Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co., Ltd.

Integrated Transport hub of NingBo Railway Station was built in 2013, covering an area of about 250000㎡. "One core, one axis, six groups" is the structure of city space of Ningbo. The station is the centre of "One core". The integration of intercity railway is include city rail traffic and city facilities projects. Belonging to the large comprehensive transportation hub building dominated by the NingBo Railway Station, the concept of the station is "Maritime Silk Road", the silk waving on the sea. And as the sea was slightly undulating waves, the form presents "light flow".

Jieyang Chaoshan Airport Terminal and Supporting Works

Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province

Chaoshan Airport Terminal is a main civilian airport terminal in Eastern Guangdong. It is located at Denggang Town, Jiedong County, Jieyang City, Guangdong, with a site area of 380,293 m² and a GFA of 56,811m2
Chaoshan Airport Terminal is of a medium scale and is developed in three phases. It employs a compound structure with concourses configured in a linear layout. Each of the three concourses leading to the main building is 200 meters in length, which not only is a proper walking distance for passengers but also helps create clear and convenient pedestrian flows, thus creating a unique garden-like building integrating whole new passenger experience, energy efficiency, environmental protection and efficient operation. Drawing on the courtyard concept of traditional housing, a suspension garden is designed between the main building and the concourses. Passengers, whether they are in the check-in hall, the waiting hall, the concourses or the luggage claim hall, are able to enjoy the attractive view of the garden. On the other hand, the garden facilitates the ventilation of the terminal and reduces energy consumption of the building with its architectural elements such as cornice, shading and local skylight.
The terminal building’s front facade incorporates the fascinating outlines of local housing in Chaoshan area, portraying an undulating yet charming building shape. The overall image of the terminal, being smooth and well-coordinated, expresses the idea of “flying” in aviation. The concise non-linear metal roof is integrated with the curvilinear glazed curtain wall to create a flowing and exquisite appearance. It is a terminal building which is rooted in local culture and climate characteristics meanwhile explores the innovative design in contemporary South China architecture.

Line 15 of Beijing Metro - Guozhan Station

Beijing General Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd

The design of the station is that the rails will be placed outside, and the main building of the station is between the two rails in order to keep the rail bridge consistent, which shows the speed and fluency of the traffic construction. The elegant white station building will be in contrast to the bold and gray municipal bridge.
The different space of the station connects and impacts each other, with green shade trees outside and shuttle people inside. The architecture and scene of Chinese garden and the regulation of Western colonnade will be combined into one by gray space design of the exits and entrances.
There will be gradations of light and shade and different view in one step.

The ADB Loan Lanzhou City Traffic Project BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

亞行貸款蘭州城市交通項目BRT (快速公交系統)
Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute

Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu Province in north-western China, and the city’s BRT system opened in late December 2012. Lanzhou is Asia's second “high capacity” BRT system, after Guangzhou, and is the first BRT system in the world based on a split station concept with BRT buses in the same direction stopping on both sides of a platform. This innovative design offers roughly the same capacity as that of a traditional offset BRT station, but with half the station length and only 1m in extra width. With the support of ADB project managers, ITDP China and GMEDRI transformed the ADB’s transport project in Lanzhou from one focusing mainly on utility tunnels in early 2009 to a high capacity BRT corridor. The system, with 15 BRT stations served by seven routes and covering more than 100km of roadways in Lanzhou, carries 290,000 passengers on an average weekday. Like Guangzhou, it features “direct service” operations in which BRT buses can enter and leave the BRT corridor, and is integrated with a bike sharing system. Lanzhou’s BRT is one of only two “silver” standard BRT’s in Asia, and was a runner-up to Buenos Aires in the Sustainable Transport Award of 2014.

Xi'an North Station of Zhengzhou-Xi'an High-speed Railway

Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Located in the north end of the central axis of Xi’an, Xi’an North Station is one of the six major railway passenger hub stations. The passenger line of “entering at top and leaving at bottom, stereoscopic separation” is seamless access to the urban metro and bus system. The architectural style is “Tophary Design and Villa Vecchia”, the whole roof applies folded grid frame system steel roof comprised of 11 unit elements, fully reflecting the appeal of the large roof in Chinese traditional architecture and the new modern structural techniques. Spindle type skylights are set at every unit element roof ridge to meet the natural lighting. The elegant arc roof and the stretching wings complement each other. The mechanical characteristics of the folded plate steel grid structure is in line with the height of the building pattern, the steel volumes of the roof is 68kg/m2, the economic benefit is remarkable.

Yan'an Railway-station

Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Yan’an, the sacred place of revolution, possesses profound Loess Culture and deep historical accumulation. The architectural image adopts the architectural style of revolutionary base period and refines a door model of Han Dynasty as the main entrance of the building. The classical architectural composition proportion is followed strictly. This building features solid granite base, precious 3-stage composition, heavy stone texture, exquisite details and well-proportioned architectural form. The platform canopies use the crossing “T” shape strings steel beam structure with the span of 54.000m and 20.500m respectively, like string of a musical instrument and a fully-bent bow. The canopy is light and plain, stretching, known as the first beam string structure platform canopy in China.

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H. Architecture for Social Innovation

Value Farm

School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Value Farm integrates urban transformation, architecture and productive landscape, exploring community building through farming in the city. The project was conceived and designed by Thomas Chung (Associate Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong), who collaborated with project curator Tris Kee (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong) and farming executive partner Chi Fai Fung (SEED(HK)). Commissioned by Value Factory as part of the Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2013 (UABB), Value Farm transformed a 2,100m2 open area of Shekou’s Former Guangdong Glass Factory into an event-architecture of edible plants, regenerating the industrial site by providing it with a permanent urban landscape infrastructure. The design is inspired by Hong Kong’s dense city fabric and the emerging trend of rooftop farms that reconnect the city’s inhabitants to small-scale food production. Brick enclosures at different heights reference Central’s Graham Street precinct’s demolished rooftop configurations to create an architecture of plots, pavilions and platforms for a variety of crops composed as an expansive edible garden. Hong Kong seeds and workforce cultivate refreshing nourishment, while the highly popular Sowing, Tasting and Market Festivals engaged international curators, architects and visitors, connecting them with local community groups and social media. Value Farm received the UABB Academic Committee Award for its “important symbolism of shared ecology”. As a transformative architecture-landscape envisioning responsible eco- revitalization, it demonstrates post-urban value in social innovation beyond the biennale.
價值農場匯合生態建築及環境景觀設計範疇,去探索都市耕種在城市與社區互動連結 的可能性。項目構思及建築設計由鍾宏亮(香港中文大學建築學院副教授)擔當,合作 團隊包括祈宜臻(香港大學建築學院助理教授)和種植執行合夥人馮志輝(香港有機生 活發展基金)。受價值工廠委託,作為 2013 深圳 • 香港城市 / 建築雙城雙年展的主題展覽,項目將深圳邊緣蛇口廣東浮法玻璃廠原址內 2100 多平方米空地轉化為食用植物及 景觀的複合場地建築,帶活了棄置工業基地的同時並給其提供永久景觀基礎設施。 設計構思來自香港高密度市區中日益興起的天台農場熱潮以及香港中環矮城中嘉咸街 的活躍城市肌理。價值農場的建築設計按嘉咸街已拆屋頂格局區分而形成高低錯落的 田地,開放院落和平台。在考慮到園藝景觀的層次感之餘,更配合了種植泥深淺及相 應可種植的作物。價值農場不僅是建築景觀設計,更組織「播種」,「品嚐」與「豐 收」等公開活動,得到社區組織支持和認同,項目實踐了「後城市化」 社會創新的 價值平台。

Yasumoto International Academic Park & Wu Ho Man Yuen Building

Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects Limited

The development comprises of two towers (10 and 6-storey) on a 4-storey podium, and house lecture theatres, classrooms and library facilitating for 4000 students. The architecture with its proximity to the railway station set itself as a landmark at the entrance of the campus. In view of the large level difference across the site, a central, sculptural pedestrian circulation comprising of stairs and escalators is provided to link up the new low-level Cultural Square and the Mid-level Chung Chi Campus Plaza. The students are linked to the main campus thru this Grand Staircase over the hilly campus. The Grand Staircase commences with an iconic oval structure at Cultural Square. The route is then flanked by the podium at two sides and Tower 1 above, making a welcome gesture. Pocket spaces and greeneries are lined along the Grand Staircase creating visual links and activating both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Building masses are carefully manipulated to create view corridors for the hostel nearby and minimize the visual impact. Building forms are crafted to resonance the flow of the Grand Staircase. Breakout areas are allocated inside and outside the building complex, creating a variety of breathing spaces in-between the formal teaching areas.
兩座教學大樓高十層及六層,建於四層平台之上,包括演講堂、課室、圖書館。 建築物鄰近火車站,是大學入口的地標。地盤高差達27米,設計師以特式步道貫穿其中,讓底層及高層連繫起來。步道附有扶手電梯,方便學生穿梭地校園。 特式步道由楕圓標誌性建築開始,穿過塔樓大門廊,到達平台花園。休憩空間及兩旁綠樹交錯出現,讓室內外關係密切,學生可在其中享受大自然。 建築物座向經小心排列,製造景觀通道。設計師還在室內外添加活動空間,給學生在嚴肅課堂外有一個輕鬆選擇。


Shandong Dawei International Architecture Design Co., Ltd.

Residential building is a kind of context, is one of the extension of national culture. Chinese residential buildings always fly its own color in the world. If worldwide is a garden, Chinese architecture will be the rare flower in it, Unfortunately, the design of Chinese residential building meets the bottleneck by the season of international architecture design trend swarm into China when Chinese modernization progress developed. So architecture area and the market need New Chinese Residential Buildings which meet the Chinese need in nowadays to be appeared. The project was designed in this background. This project is aimed to design the New Chinese Residential Buildings, which inherits and develops Chinese Traditional Residential Building, cares and focuses on native culture, seeks the connection of traditional culture and modern life, and meets Chinese residential need.

Headquarters of the Hong Kong Federation of Women @Lockhart Road, Wanchai

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd

In a high density city like Hong Kong, acquiring space for different purposes often means a high cost. This probably presents greater difficulties to NGOs and charitable groups operating on subsidies or donations. Leftover spaces under flyovers are one of the viable options for extra spaces. Often deemed inhospitable, the Canal Road flyover in Wanchai and Causeway Bay is one exception that carves out architectural spaces for different purposes, one of them being the Headquarters of the Hong Kong Federation of Women. The new Hong Kong Federation of Women T.S. Kwok Service Centre spans approximately 80m occupying 9,500sq.ft. across one single floor. The new architecture under the bridge harbours a variety of facilities. Apart from the administrative areas, the multi-function room, the lecture hall and the display gallery are some new additions to the Headquarter, functions that open up possibilities for the Federation to organize and host more activities for its members and organizations. To realize the design objectives for the Centre, dedicated features are incorporated into the architecture to improve or overcome the negative environmental aspects presented by the site conditions, namely the undesirable air quality, lighting and ventilation of the building.

Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine - Lui Seng Chun

香港浸會大學中醫藥學院 - 雷生春堂
AGC Design Limited

Built in 1931, Lui Seng Chun was a distinctive Shop-House mixed with Neo-Classicism & Art-Deco. The Interior Design for the Chinese Medicine Healthcare Centre expresses the authenticity and intangible heritage of Chinese medicine of LSC’s original function as a medicine shop. Respecting the transparency of the architecture, the glass enclosure and ceiling design echoes with the original form of the once open verandah, while providing servicing zone with minimum intervention to the building. Other services were centralized at the original interior space so that new building services exposed to view in the verandah can be kept minimal and minimize intrusion to existing building. Interior decoration is kept minimum and humble to express the authenticity of Lui Seng Chun. It aims to preserve the intangible cultural significance of this heritage and continues the legacy of Lui Seng Chun bone setting and herbal medicine established 80 years ago.

Skynet for Logo Square and Courtyard Café @Hong Kong Polytechnic University

天幕@ 香港理工大學校徽廣場
BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd

This project engages our work into a second dialogue with the works of Zaha Hadid Architects, in this case the Innovation Tower. The design philosophy core to the whole PolyU campus has been quite consistently of red brick modules. While ZHA’s Innovation Tower “blends in” with the existing campus “by contrast” with its fluid form, our Skynet, closest at 50m from the Tower, deliberately takes an orthogonal and angular form in a variety of sizes to contrast with their provocative blend-in strategy. Skynet takes on 2 metaphors. The form of the Skynet takes the metaphor of an organic tree, with the structural supports branching out to support the glass canopy in an organic geometric order. Also because of this environmental suggestion, the glass canopy is conceived as the sky. Glass of different hues of blue is used, creating a Skynet that is almost invisible. 
鄰近創新樓,此項目為BHA與ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS的第二次對話。貫穿整個理工大學校園,是相當一致的紅磚模塊設計理念。天幕與創新樓有50米之隔。當創新樓以其流線另類形態、對比的形式融合於校園內,天幕則採用正方尖角和直線幾何形,與對比上再作對比。天幕有2層隱喻。天幕就像一棵有機樹,結構就是它的枝椏,支撐以有機幾何秩序組成的玻璃天幕。自然環境的比喻下,玻璃天篷就是天空,運用了不同深淺藍色的玻璃來覆蓋,創造出幾乎隱形的天幕。

Tianjin Central Hospital of Gynecology Obstertrics Relocation New Construction

Tianjin Architecture Design Institute

The project is located in No. 156, the 3rd Road of Nankai, Nankai District, Tianjin City. The planning land area is 4.6 hectares with a total construction area of 71510 ㎡, the number of total beds is 600. The floor area of main building outpatient hospital complex building is 64800 ㎡, 19th floor on the ground, 1st floor underground, skirt building three floors. Hospital street manifests the medical characteristics of obstetrics and gynecology “half happiness and half sorrow” as the leading centralized layout, allocating reasonably inpatient area, and obstetrics is located at the first floor, it’s convenient for the pregnant women, there are obvious distinctions between logo and color at different inpatient areas. Outpatient adopts modular layout which is separated from courtyards with enough natural ventilation and lighting. Outpatient departments are set with independent waiting hall, the secondary awaiting diagnosis and single clinic, the doctors and patients are set with aisle separately, in order to respect women patients privacy. In-patient department sets up a nursing unit on each floor with the double aisle layout, and decorating a sickroom facing to the south, and outer wall adopts curved wall surface, adapting to different beds layout, to rich facade molding. The medical room area faces to the north in this area. Doctors, patients, wastes are set with special elevators, stairs, in order to achieve decontamination triage, doctor-patient triage. Using modern style, combining straight line with curve modeling, and the inpatient department forms the commanding height of the whole hospital. Arc wall surface uses white aluminum plate decoration, combining with horizontal banding pattern window and surbase, the gable surface on the east side facing the main entrance, adopting the vertical line decoration, and the top uses glass tower type molding, forming hospital-wide iconic landscape. Outpatient and emergency treatment, medical technical sections are spread crosswise, and it becomes the best foil of the main building. The skirt building is decorated with warm color stone matching with banding pattern window and reflection glass curtain wall. Outpatient hall adopts circular arc point supported glass curtain wall with glittering and translucent against main building arc wall surface. Architecture tone gives priority to light color, and it means feminine graceful, revealing building image of hospital of gynecology obstetrics with neat, lively.
工程位於天津市南開區南開三馬路156號。可規劃用地面積4.6公頃,總建築面積71510㎡,總床位數600床。主體建築「門急診住院綜合樓」, 建築面積64800㎡,地上19層,地下1層,裙樓3層。醫院街為主導的集中式佈局,體現產科及婦科「半喜半憂」的醫療特點,合理分配病區,產科設在首層,方便孕婦,不同病區有明顯標識與色彩區分。門診採用模組式佈局,以庭院分隔,有充足自然通風採光。各科門診均設獨立候診廳及二次候診,單人診室,醫生患者分設走道,尊重女性患者的隱私。住院部每層設一個護理單元,雙走道佈局,南向佈置病房,外牆採用弧形牆面,適應不同床位佈置,豐富立面造型。北向為醫護用房自成一區。醫生、患者、污物均設專用電梯、樓梯,做到潔污分流,醫患分流。採用現代風格,直線與弧線造型相結合,住院部形成整個醫院的制高點。圓弧牆面採用白色鋁板裝飾,配合橫向帶型窗及裝飾線腳,東側山牆面對主入口,採用豎向線條裝飾,頂部採用玻璃塔式造型,形成全院標誌性景觀。門診、急診、醫技部份橫向展開,成為主樓的最佳襯托。裙樓採用暖色石材裝飾,配合帶型窗及玻璃幕牆。門診大廳採用圓弧形點式玻璃幕牆,晶瑩剔透,與主樓圓弧牆面形成呼應。建築整體色調以淺色為主,寓意女性的柔美,展示出婦產科醫院整潔、明快的建築形象。

Transformation of a Carpark into HK Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club M21 @ Shek Pai Wan Estate

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd

An Adaptive Re-use Architectural Design provides a new life to an existing architecture by reintroducing new functions and new elements to transform a “Re-birth” to the architecture in a Hyper-Density City. In a Hyper Density City like Hong Kong, there are no more lands to be built on. Therefore the strategy of Re-Cycling the existing abandoned architecture by Re-introducing new functions and elements to Re-Create the Adaptive Re-Use is a MUST. Adaptive Re-Use in Architecture is a vague and premature topic in a Hyper-Density City like Hong Kong, but is also a kind of Sustainability and Adaptability in City Planning, thus a hot topic to the future vision of architectural development in populated Asian countries. The entire Adaptive Re-use and there are alterations in Structure, Electrical & Mechanical, Architectural Dimensions and Ergonomics, New Functions & Circulation, as well as Interior Detailing & Lighting Designs are specifically designed for Functionality & Practicality in Human Body. The New Creative Media Centre for Youth is equipped with new functions like: Drop in Area / Video Hall / Souvenir Shop ; Multi-Function Rooms; Broadcasting Studio / Theatre / Lecture Halls; Drama Recording Rooms / Radio-Broadcasting Rooms; Computer Rooms / Cafeteria / Staff Rooms / Consultation Room 
如何在高密度都市爭取空間建造空間是亞洲當代建築議題仍未成熟但非常熱門的一課。這種建築改造稱為「活化建築」,顧名思義就是給予舊建築「新生命」。這樣活化舊建築,從而給予新功能同樣是環保及綠色建築主義的一部份。是次建築改造的難度可以形容為更比新興建的建築物更高,更複雜。該改造需要重新考慮將現有的結構、機電設備、新功能的建築規劃及流程、內外的立面設計及消防設施徹底改造。 此建築改造及活化過程,亦新增了不少新功能。

Transformation of an abandoned School into new headquarters of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and Employees Retraining Board (ERB)

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd

The new headquarters of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and Employees Retraining Board (ERB) was previously an abandoned primary school in Siu Sai Wan Estate under the management of the Housing Authority. The project is an alteration and additional work, aiming to transform the school and revitalize the surrounding area. Besides providing a new life for the abandoned school, the project also aims to put two very distinctive organizations (HKCAAVQ and ERB) into one building with harmony - a true manifestation of “Unification of Diversification”.

Wanchai Sports Federation @ Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd

In a high density city like Hong Kong, acquiring space often means a high cost. Leftover spaces under flyovers are one of the viable options for extra spaces. Often deemed inhospitable, the Moreton Terrace flyover in Causeway Bay is one exception that carves out architectural spaces for different purposes. Following the great success of the Utilization of Leftover Spaces underneath Flyover for the Headquarter of Hong Kong Federation of Women, the Wan Chai Sports Federation is another attempt to fully explore the space beneath the Flyover in Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay. The Federation is under the major Flyover in Moreton Terrace next to Central Library connecting Tai Hang and Northern Causeway Bay. The Split-Levels suggest an even higher efficiency within a tight site. The Rectangular Architectural Form purposely surrounded by a Fenced Garden for gatherings whilst the Federation allows a Sports’ Hall with Upper Gallery and a Multi-function Hall, Ancillary Back-up Offices, Changing Rooms and Resources Centre. In order to Re-Create an iconic architecture below a Flyover, the underneath of the Flyover will be lighted up whilst the architecture is coloured by Contrasting “Orange” and “Dark Grey”.
香港城市密度高,地價高昂,營運選址也需要於便捷與成本間取得平衡。將行車天橋下的空地建築為實用空間,未嘗不是一個選擇。位於銅鑼灣摩頓台的天橋正是這樣的一個例子。灣仔體育總會矩形的建築設計特意以花園包圍,錯層式的設計更有效提高地方使用率。總會設施包括一個體育大廳與上層畫廊、多功能偏廳、辦公室、更衣室和資源中心。 為了創建另一個天橋下的標誌性建築,設計以「橙色」和「深灰色」的強烈顏色對比,在天橋下發光發亮。

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I. Un-built Projects: Architectural Design Scheme

Andongwei Fishing rope and net market renovation

Atelier TeamMinus

The Andongwei Fishing Rope and Net Market has been serving fishermen from all over northern China for a century. Facing the urban sprawl, the market is being threatened. This renovation project is to secure the future of the market. Our key design strategy is the “double-sided boundary” typology: mixed-use workshops shaping the boundary of the market, setting back from the property line, maintaining traditional trade spaces on the inner side and creating new public spaces on the outer side. This typology changes an old rural market into a new urban entity without sacrificing its trading pattern. It can be applied to most Chinese rural markets facing the same threat of urban sprawls. Low-tech construction and high efficiency is our main concern. The construction will use local stones and wood (some recycled from old buildings). Water reclamation is another major concern. The current market uses the local river for washing and drainage. Our design includes a new water system which frees the river from pollution. An alternative design approach on the riverside further brings the river back to the public.

Redevelopment of Island School

Ronald Lu & Partners

The architect created six “trunks” at the bottom of the school, which represent the six Houses of the college. The design highlights and brings out the best of this important value, and provides a place for students from different ages of the same House to interact and enjoy a sense of home. The Leaves: Form Follows Activity Above the tree houses are three storeys of teaching facilities, providing a multi-purpose room, classrooms, function rooms and library. Each classroom is partitioned by moveable panels, facilitating spill-out into the breakout spaces and providing opportunities for different spatial arrangements for learning and playing. Every space induces activities and forms a dialogue with its immediate surroundings. A space might be used as art gallery, installation exhibition hall or for other creative art performances. The Sky Playground Meandering in and out of the building footprint, a green layer will define the building envelope and take the form of a “tree crown”. The three-dimensional roof-scape will provide an extra arena-like “ground” for outdoor activities. Other sports facilities are located at the ground floor or basement level.
樹+舍 也是家 由六棵小樹組成,每棵小樹可作教學、表演、或休憩等多用途平台。學校以學社為分。每天,學生自由地在此進行交流、聯誼等活動。「葉」: 活動造就空間 空間創造活動 各社的活動空間再上就是三層的教學層,首二層包括課室、活動室、公用空間等教學設施。課室的牆身以可開合的趟門設計,可根據不同教學模式自行組合。建築師善用各層通道空間,打造多個藝術廊和藝術表演場地。「樹冠」: 空中運動場 頂層劃為室外運動場,提供足球場、看台、跑道等設施,供學校舉辦小型運動會。另有籃球場及多用途運動場設於地下,而泳池則設於地庫。

BeiJing TianQiao Performing arts center

北京天橋演藝區南區公建項目 (天橋藝術文化中心)
Beijing Institute Of Architectural Design South China Design Center

The project included a 1600-seat theatre, a 1000-seat theatre, a small theatre in multi-purpose halls, in a total of four core theatres. The history of "Old TianQiao" is a classic representative of the Beijing traditional custom culture, playing an important role in China's intangible cultural heritage. However, with the evolution of the city, TianQiao skills vanished. Our design vision is to restore the "Old tianqiao" unique traditional culture under the evolution of the city. The design successfully recreates the city landscape of the site, being an approach to reflect traditional cultural characteristics of urban change and modernity.
建設內容1600座大劇場、1000座中劇場、小劇場多功能廳等四個核心劇場。 歷史上的“老天橋”是北京傳統民俗文化的經典代表,在中國非物質文化遺產中佔重要地位。然而,隨著城市的演變,天橋絕活銷聲匿跡。我們的設計願景正是在城市的演變過程中恢復「老天橋」獨有的文化魅力,將當地的文化與民俗特色相互交融。設計通過建築空間手法,以地域文化特色反映城市改變及現代性,增進民俗文化的交流,讓更多的天橋絕活得以重生,重現天橋民俗盛景。

Comprehensive Master Plan and Phase One Construction of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

Gravity Partnership Ltd., Rocco Design Ltd & Wang Weijen Architecture

The design of the Shenzhen Campus for the Chinese University of Hong Kong intends to create a sustainable learning environment for 7000 students. By zoning the campus as “Academic Clusters”, “Campus Green” and “Natural Terrain”, communities are formed in order to promote interaction between research, learning, working and living while the existing ridgelines and the lushly vegetated nature are preserved as much as possible. The “Natural Terrain” preserves the hilly nature of the site. Pavilion-type buildings such as college, library and student amenities are then positioned to preserve the natural valleys and the vista to the hill beyond. “Campus Green” is the soft heart of the campus. It draws the valleys into the campus, and allows students activities to be extended to it from the surrounding academic facilities. The “Academic Clusters” are composed of teaching facilities, laboratories and lecture theatres. They are grouped together not according to one particular faculty, but rather, to encourage multiple uses and flexibility. The campus suggests interconnectivity, convenience of circulations, multiple points of contact, array of activities with diverse choices, encouraging multi-disciplinary cross-overs and innovative creativities.

Heixiazi Botanical Garden

Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research (Co., Ltd)

As the first step of the strategic development in Heixiazi Island, the project is the first civil architecture in the island . The total area of construction is about 17000 square meters, including a tropical greenhouse garden of 9800 square metres. The form means Eastern rising sun, and the inner atrium holds orient potential. As a part of an ellipsoid, 75m span completely uses single-layer reticulated shell steel structure. Because of the special climate conditions of greenhouse plants needs, the exterior material uses three layer ETFE film maintenance and Glass curtain wall, to ensure the ultraviolet sunlight while reducing the structure loads.

Shenzhen Bay Technology and Ecology City (b-TEC) Section 3

深圳灣科技生態城 b-tec 項目三標段
A+E Design Co., Ltd.

We try to use a “Hitchhiker’s Guide” to interpret this project. The project is guided by a design philosophy of “Multiple Ground City”. However, the buildings distributed in these multiple ground are lack of interaction. Therefore, we apply a vertical system to blur the boundary of these “Multiple Ground”, so as to achieve a good behavior continuation and alternation. Two spiral paths are inserted in the project, one is called Red Ring for creative presentation, and the other, Green Ring for ecology. The Red Ring goes through each functional area, making it a path of showcases for corporate culture, whereas the theme for the Green Ring is recreation and sport. These two paths are built close to each other, spiralling upward, making the project a town for ramble.
我們試圖通過「城市漫遊指南」來解讀本建築。「分層城市」理念指引著本設計。分層城市如同把裝載某種行為的房子堆疊,缺乏溝通與聯繫。我們在水準分層體系中引入垂直體系,將層的邊界模糊,從而達到行為的延續和交錯。 設計在建築中插入兩個盤旋而上的路徑,分別以創意展示紅環和生態綠環為主題。紅環串聯各個功能空間,成為企業文化展示路徑。綠環則是休閒健身主題。兩個立體環比鄰而建、盤旋上升,使得建築成為可以走的城市。

St. Christopher's Home Youth Hostel @Tai Po Road, Tai Po

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd

The proposed hostel is an attempt to manipulate an “inward and interactive” architectural manifestation within a very tight site, to break through the conventional monotonous and static profile of youth hostels in the region. Site along the Tai Po Road is congested by two international schools on two sides, a narrow busy wireless vehicular road and a roundabout on the other two. The ambitious programme requires to design for 200+ hostel guest rooms (with and without bathrooms) in 6 different configurations, a wide varieties of lecture rooms, multi-function hall, offices, cafeteria, laundry and common rooms are the supporting ancillary facilities. The rich varieties of the functions gathered to form events, whilst events group together to create an “inward looking dynamite” by interactive corridors, connecting bridges and nodal cubes for different activities gathering points. The environmental elements redefine the roof by a descending green roof and an organic farm.