The HKIA Young Architect Award (YAA) is co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong 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, and proposal for the 3-week architectural study trip in the United States or one destination in Asia, sponsored by the Hsin Chong - K. N. Godfrey Yeh Education Fund.
While the winner would be granted a subsidy for a 3-week architectural study trip and the honour of Young Architect Award, a new element is introduced this year that Honourable Mention would receive a scholarship to achieve their career development plan of profession or other aspect(s) with generous sponsorship from Shui On Building Contractors Ltd.
The theme of HKIA Young Architect Award 2022 is "Countryside". Participants are invited to envision intervention with appropriate program in the countryside that respects the rich rural context, embraces nature and rethinks about the meaning of countryside conservation.
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. John WONG, HKIA Fellow, HKIA Past President
- Prof. Thomas CHUNG, Educator, curator and countryside conservation advocate
- Mr. Brian CHAN, HKIA Young Architect Award 2003 Recipient
- Ms. Irene CHENG, HKIA Young Architect Award 2017 Recipient
- Ms. Josephine WAI, Representative of Asian Cultural Council, Hong Kong
for their wisdom and dedication to the judging exercise.
Mr. LAM Lai Shun
The Jury recognises Mr. LAM as an all-rounded young architect who demonstrates his passion in design, social participation and professional development.
Mr. LAM’s passion in heritage and social research are reflected in his proposal and experience, demonstrating a clear mission in contributing to the society as an Architect. Understanding the rich sociocultural context of the proposed site, the strategic intervention respects the current lifestyle and observed condition that demonstrates his sensitivity to where and for whom he is designing.
The Jury Panel believes that Mr. LAM could benefit from his study tour and share his insights with the profession and the general public.
Mr. Wu Hei Nam
Mr. WU demonstrates his enthusiasm in architecture and photography from a humanistic perspective. His proposal fosters impromptu discoveries of various public programs in the village.
The Jury Panel believes that Mr. WU could benefit from his proposed career development plan and contribute to the profession and the general public.
Ms. Hui Yuet Yung
Mr. Lui Sheung Ching