The HKIA Young Architect Award (YAA) is organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects annually to honour and acknowledge the talents and contribution of architects aged 35 or below. Each year, the winner is selected based on criteria including: the quality of the design proposal for that year's theme, quality of previous personal work, professional and social participation. With enthusiastic support by our fellow sponsors, a new element is introduced to the selection system, that is a career development plan of profession or other aspect(s). Awardee will receive scholarship achieve their dreams and the honour of Young Architect Award.
The theme of HKIA Young Architect Award 2021 is "Urban Playspace for All". The competition seeks for showcase how playspace could be re-defined in our hyper-dense city; encourage the intergenerational interaction and play; and take advantage of the ambiguity of Hong Kong’s architecture, such as radical mixed-use, indoor/outdoor, public/private while contributing more to the neighbourhood.
Results are decided by a 5-member Jury Panel after a series of investigation, conversation with candidates and debate. We would like to express our gratitude to the 5-member Jury Panel, consisting of
- Mr. Felix LI, HKIA Fellow, HKIA Past President 2019-2020
- Mr. Benjamin YIU, HKIA Member, experienced educator and curator
- Mr. Roger WU, Experienced curator and heritage conservation advocate
- Mr. Gary CHANG, HKIA Young Architect Award 1996 Recipient
- Mr. Gary NG, HKIA Young Architect Award 2016 Recipient
for their wisdom and dedication to the judging exercise.
Mr. LAM Joshua Wai Hon
The Jury recognised Mr. LAM as an all-rounded young architect who demonstrated his passion in design, social participation and professional development.
Joshua’s continuous passion and research interests in public engagement were reflected in his proposal. The urban intervention was a playful and vibrant design that has flexibility to reactivate residual spaces for all in the neighbourhood.
The Jury Panel believes that Mr. LAM could realise and benefit from his career development plan; and that he would undoubtedly share his visions by connecting our profession with the community through public spaces experiments.
Mr. LAM Ho Wang Owen
Mr. NGAI Hiu Fung
Mr. WU Hei Nam