Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

alternate constructions: Stair culture in Hong Kong

alternate-constructions-poster

We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition:

alternate constructions: Stair culture in Hong Kong

Featuring design research by HKU students and faculty in the context of the proposed Pound Lane escalator.

June 14-21, 2013
11am-7pm daily
TopZoo, 66 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan

Opening reception: 14 June, 6-9pm
Mapping workshop: 15 June, 2-4pm

For more information, images and a press invitation, please visit stairculture.com


變、造,建;設

香港楷梯文化

是次展覽內容為香港大學園境學系及其學生回應磅巷擬建扶手梯計劃的研究設計。
二零一三年六月十四至二十一日

開放時間:每天早上十一時至晚上七時正
地點:上環普慶:坊六十六號
開幕儀式:二零一三年六月十四日晚上六時至九時正
工作坊:二零一三年六月十五日 下午二時至四時正

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ALTERNATECON-POSTERWe are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition:

alternate constructions: Stair culture in Hong Kong

Featuring design research by HKU students and faculty in the context of the proposed Pound Lane escalator.

 

June 14-21, 2013

11am-7pm daily

TopZoo, 66 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan

 

Opening reception: 14 June, 6-9pm

Mapping workshop: 15 June, 2-4pm

 

For more information, images and a press invitation, please visit stairculture.com

 

 

變、造,建;設
香港楷梯文化
是次展覽內容為香港大學園境學系及其學生回應磅巷擬建扶手梯計劃的研究設計。
二零一三年六月十四至二十一日
開放時間 每天早上十一時至晚上七時正
地點 上環普慶坊六十六號
開幕儀式 二零一三年六月十四日晚上六時至九時正
工作坊二零一三年六月十五日 下午二時至四時正

MLA2 students win 1st Place in International Algae Competition

Three MLA2 students, Kady Wong Hoi Kei, Kate Lau Hoi Ying and Perry Li tied for first place with another team in the Algae Landscape Design Track 1 in the International Algae Competition. They will share the prize award and receive $1,000.

Their project, Urban Algae Culture in Gangxiacun, Shenzhen China will be among those included in a new book “Imagine our Algae Future” to be published soon and made available on Amazon.com. It will also be featured in news releases, articles and in upcoming exhibitions in worldwide locations.

International Algae Competition: Award Winners
http://www.algaecompetition.com/participate/awards/ 

Counterpart Cities – Climate Change and Cooperative Action in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Counterpart Cities – Climate Change and Cooperative Action in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Working under a grant from the Hong Kong Government’s Environmental Conservation Fund, Assistant Professors Jonathan Solomon and Dorothy Tang are curating the exhibition Counterpart Cities for the Shenzhen Biennale in December 2011 and a traveling exhibit in Hong Kong in 2012. Intended to raise awareness locally and internationally of the challenges and opportunities that climate change and human intervention will bring to the already unique ecology of the Hong Kong and Shenzhen region, Counterpart Cities brings together six designers from both cities to lead multidisciplinary teams to research challenges and propose solutions to systemic changes in the freshwater infrastructure, shore ecology, and port systems of the two cities. Arup Hong Kong is a Research Partner on the project. Participating designers from the Faculty of Architecture include Assistant Professor Stefan Al from the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Assistant Professor Vincci Mak from the Division of Landscape Architecture, and Associate Professor Tom Verebes from the Department of Architecture.

Counterpart Cities design workshop kickoff at Arup Hong Kong:

You might also note our two public reviews and the opening date. We’ll have jurors for the reviews confirmed shortly:

Counterpart Cities Workshop Mid-Review: 17 Sep 10am-5pm. Node Office, Shenzhen

Counterpart Cities Workshop Final Review: 05 Oct 10am-5pm. Room KB318, HKU

Counterpart Cities Exhibit Opening: 08 Dec. Shenzhen Biennale, Shenzhen

The Community Project Workshop (CPW) at Faculty of Architecture completes project “Wong Uk”

The Community Project Workshop (CPW) at the Faculty of Architecture completes a project called “Wong Uk”

The Community Project Workshop (CPW) has completed a submission to the HKSAR Revitalization Scheme Batch II for a non-profit organization, ADPL, in December 2009. The Division of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Architecture collaborated on developing a scheme for the existing “Wong Uk” site in Shatin, in which an organic farm is proposed to promote healthy lifestyle in the urban area.

The scheme calls for the preservation of the historical building “Wong Uk” on site, as well as the restoration of the outline of the coast by creating a water feature aligned to the site’s original coastline. There are also education components and catering facilities to the organic farm, both are making use of the existing slopes to create inhabitable interior spaces as well as
green roofs. Other proposed programmes include a horticulture therapy garden as well as farm allotments for rental.

HKILA Design Awards 2008 – Landscape : Best Practice

HKILA Design Awards 2008 – Landscape : Best Practice

MLA Students received all eight awards winners in the Student Division of this year Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects Design Awards.

Open to all members of the Institute, the awards scheme run promotes excellence in landscape planning, design, and research, recognizes outstanding achievements by landscape architects and students, and brings the work of local landscape architects and students to the Public’s attention.

Silver Award

Graffiti Park at Pottinger Street – Activate the Lost Space by Isaac Ng Chung Man

Merit Awards

Pocket Park – Living Museum by Allen Cheung Ka Wai

Primitivism – Hope and Despair by Isabella Tsui Hui Wai

Pocket Park Design – Day and Night Souls in Hong Kong by Isabella Tsui Hui Wai

Streetscape of a New World – International Competition of Urban Streescape :

Re-Shanghailization by Ken Law Lok To; Ben Luo Jinbin; and Michael, Ma Kai

The Prince of Wales Hospital / Ma On Shan Range by Sharon Liu Xiao Hong

Tai O Revitalising by Sharon Liu Xiao Hong

HKU Alumni Clubhouse – Aposiopesis by Stevie Wong Pui Man

Tai O Competition

Tai O Competition

Winners of Tai O Competition – Isabella Tsui, Eric Wong and Ronnie Siu

In order to invite innovative ideas on Tai O revitalization, the Development Bureau and CEDD of the government organized this design competition with co-organizers including HKIA, HKIE, HKILA, HKIP, HKIS, and other institutions.

Among more than 100 entries, Isabella Tsui, our current MLA Year 2 student, won the First Prize of Open Group, her design concept is to protect wetland valley habitat, to revitalize traditional fishing village and to enhance local tourism by combining principles of environmental conservation, cultural conservation and sustainable eco-tourism. Her classmates Eric Wong and Ronnie Siu won merit awards.

Winning Prize: Ecological Tourist Fishing Village, by Isabella Tsui Hiu Wai

Merit Entry: The Gateway, by Eric Wong Wing Kong

Merit Entry: Capturing the Soul of a Traditional Fishing Village , by Ronnie Siu Pui Kei