Category Archives: Award

MUD student wins Merit Award in the Open Group of the International Ideas Competition

MUD student wins Merit Award in the Open Group of the International Ideas Competition

LAM Cheuk Wang, a student of the Master of Urban Design Program at the Department of Urban Planning and Urban Design was awarded with Merit in the Open Group of the International Ideas Competition for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities. His competition entry was undertaken as the first exercise of the MUD studio this semester, supervised by Assistant Professor Stefan Al, Director of the MUD program, and Paul Chu and Ian Foster.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge: Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities International Design Ideas Competition was co-organized by the Highways Department with the Architectural Services Department, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the Environmental Protection Department, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, The Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation, The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects and Hong Kong Institute of Planners to make the Boundary Crossing Facilities a new landmark for Hong Kong.

There were two groups in the competition – Professional and Open Groups with a total of 64 entries in the Open Group, and only 5 awards were given. Lam’s project, called “Urban Synthesis,” will be exhibited in the former Central Police Station, between May 15 and June 16 (10am-6pm).

http://www.hkbcf-design.hk/eng/result_14May2010og.php

Paavo Monkkonen wins the 3rd Aareal Award of Excellence in Real Estate Research 2010 for his PhD Thesis

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Assistant Professor Paavo Monkkonen, from the Department of Urban Planning and Design, has just won the 3rd Aareal Award of Excellence in Real Estate Research 2010 for his PhD Thesis on “The Housing Transition in Mexico: Local Impacts of National Policy”. He received the Award in the 11th EBS Real Estate Congress at European Business School (EBS) that was held on the campus of the European Business School, EBS, in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, on 26 February 2010. The Aareal Award of Excellence in Real Estate Research has been awarded since 2008 by the Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) of the European Business School (EBS) and Aareal Bank AG, Germany, in recognition of outstanding scientific research carried out in the field of real estate economics.

PhD student wins Awards

PhD student wins Awards

Miss Xu Yishuang Sherry, a PhD student at the Department of Real Estate and Construction won the following two awards in two different conferences:

16th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) Conference 2010 – PhD Colloquium

Mss Xu won the PRRES 2010 Scholarship for the PhD colloquium for her PhD proposal entitled

“The Price Discovery of Public and Private Real Estate Markets”

http://property-group.massey.ac.nz/index.php?id=prres

http://property-group.massey.ac.nz/fileadmin/PRRESPHDCOLLOQUIUM.pdf

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Associations (AREUEA)

Ms Xu won the AREUEA 2010 Travel Award at the 2010 Annual Conference (Doctoral Session)

http://www.areuea.org/conferences/details.phtml?id=83

Professor David P.Y. Lung and Mr. Jason F. Carlow awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2009.

Professor David P.Y.Lung, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage Resources Management and Associate Dean, Faculty of Architecture, and Mr Jason F. Carlow, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, have been awarded the University’s Outstanding Teaching Award of the Teaching Excellence Award Scheme (TEAS) for 2009.

The Selection Panel comprised of Professor Amy B.M. Tsui, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Michael J. Worton (Vice-Provost, University College London), Professor Michael T. Prosser (Executive Director of CETL), Professor L.C. Chan (Department of Pathology – OTA awardee in 2008) and Miss H.Y. Shing (Internal Vice-President, HKU Students’ Union), representing Miss Justine K.W. Keung (University Affairs Secretary, HKU Students’ Union).

The awardees will be honored at the annual Award Presentation Ceremony for Excellence in Teaching and Research, which has been scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2010.

BAAS Year 3 student wins 2009 JAD International Design Competition

BAAS Year 3 student wins 2009 JAD International Design Competition

Stella Chenyi Shen, a student of BAAS Year 3 at the Department of Architecture and two other students from Shanghai Jiaotong University jointly won the Special Section at the 2009 JAD International Design Competition for their project titled Enflosure. The theme for this year’s competition was Soft Space.

http://www.jadidc.com/kor/main/

Mr Jonathan Solomon wins the 2009 NW & Pacific Region Design Awards – Citation Category

Acting Head of the Department of Architecture wins the 2009 NW & Pacific Region Design Awards – Citation Category

Mr Jonathan Solomon, Acting Head of the Department of Architecture won the 2009 NW & Pacific Region Design Awards – Citation Category. He was one of thirteen winners and was awarded the citation for his design of the Ooi Botos Gallery in Hong Kong.

The Panel commended his design saying ” … utilizes efficiency perfectly… design gets maximum output from minimum space

MArch Year 2 Student Wins Young Writers’ Debut Competition

MArch Year 2 student wins Young Writers’ Debut Competition

Amy Chan Ngan Yin, a student of MArch Year 2 at the Department of Architecture won the Young Writers’ Debut Competition. The competition, which was sponsored by Sung Hung Kai Properties Limited and Joint Publishing, was open to “never-before published authors aged 35 and under”. Amy was awarded HK$ 5,000 and a publishing contract with Joint Publishing and the book will be on sale at the 2009 Hong Kong Book Fair and in major bookstores. Amy’s book is an extension of her final thesis titled “Cooking of Hong Kong” and forms part of the special study.

http://www.shkpbookclub.com/young2_flash/index_eng.html

Jonathan D Solomon wins AIA Hong Kong Merit Award

Jonathan D Solomon wins AIA Hong Kong Merit Award

Ooi Botos Gallery, Designed by Assistant Professor Jonathan D Solomon, Wins AIA Hong Kong Merit Award for Interiors.

The owners of Ooi Botos Gallery sought a design that would be at once shocking and familiar, avant-garde and recognizable. Above all, the gallery had to be a functioning commercial space without being culturally generic or sterile. An important part of this challenge was the design of a fully opaque facade that shut the space entirely to the distraction of the gallery’s non-traditional site in the Wan Chai Wet Market, without turning it’s face away from the neighborhood. The Design accomplishes this by referencing recognizable urban idioms from the surrounding streets: the folding metal screens that shutter shops on the surrounding streets, and the curbside shrines that sit beside each building entry. The form was modeled digitally, and fabricated as a lightweight, fiberglass sheath.

For more information see: http://www.aiahk.org/award/2008/id2.php

BAAS Graduates Win Awards in the International Design Awards 2008 Competition

BAAS Graduates Win Awards in the International Design Awards 2008 Competition

Two BAAS graduates (2008) of the Department of Architecture have received awards in the International Design Awards 2008 Competition:

WONG Ho Kan 1st Place Architecture Categories – Urban Design

LO Yee Cheung, Adrian 3rd Place Architecture Categories – Institutional

http://idesignawards.com/

Professor K W Chau Wins the Best Refereed Paper Award at the PRRES Conference 2008

Professor K W Chau Wins the Best Refereed Paper Award at the PRRES Conference 2008

Professor K W Chau won the Best Refereed Paper Award for presenting a paper at the 14th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) Conference 2008 held from 20 to 23 January 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia :

The paper was titled –

Chau, K. W. and A S W Chan (2008) “The determinants of industrial property prices during period of economic restructuring” , 24 pages.

The award was presented at the 2009 PRRES Conference, Sydney, Australia, January 18-21, 2009.

http://www.prres.net/Conference/2008conference.htm