UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

Spring 2013 Housing Symposium – 2020: Housing China

Spring 2013 Housing Symposium – 2020: Housing China
Date:
10-May-2013 - 11-May-2013
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2020 Housing ChinaChina’s urban population will increase in the next twenty years from about 50 % at present to almost 70% by 2030. With an estimated 300 million people moving to the city by 2020, China will change from a rural into an urban society. This transformation will influence the environment and habitation patterns of almost a quarter of the nation’s population. This rapid urbanization will not only have a significant impact on material resources, the society and the environment, it will also initiate the most prominent housing laboratory in human history challenging designers, planners and builders alike.

As a socio-political microcosm, Hong Kong has been dealing with the impacts of hyper-dense urban environments since the mid-twentieth century.  During the past three decades the city has been also an active player in the development of China’s housing through various public and private initiatives. The essential questions are: What are the models at hand and is Hong Kong the right model for China? What are the alternative options and how can we make a difference through critical review and proposition?

The housing symposium entitled ” 2020: Housing China ” will explore issues related to these questions with a focus on housing typology, urban models, and their social and urban implications. Invited architects and scholars from Hong Kong, China, Asia and Europe will review and present collective housing developments within a historical and contextual framework.  The symposium will provide a platform for shaping discourses and propositions on how architecture can be spatially and socially proactive by maintaining sustainable and innovative living environments for China in the 21st century.

 

2020:住居中國

中國城市人口的將在未來20年間從目前的50%上升至2030年的70%,預計到2020年,將有3億人口從農村遷入城市。屆時,中國將從過去的農村轉變成一個以都市為主的社會型態,這一轉變將深刻地影響四分之一中國人的居住環境和社會模式。快速的城市化不僅將對地球物質資源、社會和環境產生深遠的影響,中國即將啓動的人類居住史上最大規模的實驗,更會對設計、規劃和營造專業帶來前所未有的挑戰。

香港自二十世紀中葉便開始積極發展公共住宅,成為超高密度城市居住環境的典範。過去三十年間,香港的企業更以不同的渠道參與並影響了中國住宅的發展模式。面對當前挑戰,關鍵的問題是:中國已有的住宅發展模式是什麼?香港高層塔樓的型態是中國未來住宅的藍本嗎?是否還有其他的發展方式可供我們選擇?通過批判性的反思和積極的設計提案,我們是否有可能發展出更好的模式?

我們的住宅研討會以“2020:住居中國”為主題,著重關注於住宅類型、都市模型、及其住宅對社會和城市的潛在影響。會議邀請了來自香港、中國、亞洲和歐洲的建築師和學者,在歷史和文脈的框架下討論集合住宅的發展。本次會議希望建立起一個話語和提案的平臺,探討我們如何在社會和空間的層面上,積極介入21世紀的中國居住建築的設計,建立可持續的、有革新意義的人居環境。

 

Panel 1: Perspectives | Contexts 透視| 語境

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10 May 2013, 13:30 – 18:30

William S.W. Lim 林少偉 – Professor, Singapore

Huang Yi-ru 黃一如– Professor, Tongi University, Shanghai

Gu Daqing 顧大慶– Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Carolin Fong Suet Yuen 方雪原 – Director, Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd, Hong Kong

John Ng 伍灼宜 – Former Chief Architect, Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong

Panel 2: Density | Scale | Typology 密度| 尺度| 類型

11 May 2013, 9:30 – 13:30

Dietmar Eberle – Professor, ETH Zurich, Faculty of Architecture; Shareholder, Baumschlager Eberle Group, Lochau Austria

Li Xinggang 李興鋼 – Chief Architect, China Architecture Design and Research Institute, Beijing

Meng Yan 孟岩 – Principal, Urbanus, Shenzhen

Keiichiro Sako 迫慶一郎 – Principal, SAKO Architects, Tokyo / Beijing

 

Panel 3: Urban Housing | Housing the City 都市安居| 居都市

11 May 2013, 14:30 – 18:30

Winy Maas – Professor Delft University; Principal MVRDV, Rotterdam

Dong Yi 董屹 – Partner, DC Alliance, Shanghai

Khoo Peng Beng 邱彬銘– Partner, Arc Studio. Architecture + Urbanism, Singapore

Qian Yuan 錢源 – Director, Vanke Wanchuang Design Management Center

 

Exhibition 2020: Housing China

10-20 May 2013 @ KK Leung Concourse

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****All interested are welcome****

 

This event is in conjunction with the symposium on 2-3 May “Construction and Housing in the 21st Century” by the HKU Department of Real Estate & Construction.

Enquiry: esthers@hku.hk

 

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