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2014

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Pacific Rim Construction

ISSN 1684-1956

Issue 71


Mar / Apr 2014

Contents 8

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Issue 71

內容

Press 報導 Latest Industry Announcements

Events 活動 16 Regional Exhibitions & Conferences

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Arquitectonica designs state-of-the-art master plan for Poly Dongrui Plaza in Foshan Buro Happold says industry must address the issues of time, cost and quality

Opinion 評論 18 Jason Pomeroy suggests that we should all be Culture Vultures

Green 綠色 48 Phoenix Valley by studio 505 is the new cultural heart of Wujin and one of the greenest new buildings in China

Real Estate 地產 20 Niseko insiders predict a large second wave of development is imminent

Awards 獎項 54 The Lighthouse Club - Construction Industry Council Safety Awards 2014

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Features 專題 Benoy-designed iAPM is the hottest new spot on Shanghai’s chic Huai Hai Road Stunning Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park unveiled by Zaha Hadid Architects in South Korean capital

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Design 設計 RLP completes two new academic buildings at 120 year old school campus Herzog & de Meuron and TFP Farrells to design Museum Plus at West Kowloon Cultural District

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Publisher’s Note

編者的話

As summer approaches and temperatures rise across Asia, industry enters its busiest time of the year. In an issue brim full of new stories, we offer our readers a first glimpse of Benoy’s stunning new Shanghai mall – iAPM - the hottest new spot on chic Huai Hai Road. Also in China, studio 505 unveils Phoenix Valley, the new social and cultural heart of Wujin, located along the high speed rail line between Nanjing and Shanghai, and one of greenest new projects in the mainland. Further south in Foshan, Arquitectonica showcases a luxury residential development where the developer is embracing a bold new green rooftop space that will benefit a whole community. Held biannually, Build4Asia is a renowned 4-in-1 tradeshow featuring sustainable architecture, design, building services and electrical engineering. With 500 exhibiting companies participating at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7-9 May, 2014. PRC is delighted to have renewed its partnership this year and support for the Asian Hospitality Design Forum on 7 May. PRC magazine will also host a cocktail networking event on 8 May, and speakers from the three practices mentioned above will be addressing invited guests. Details, including registration information, can be found in this issue. 隨著夏季來臨,亞洲氣溫開始上升,建築行業進入了繁忙的季節。今期我們先讓讀 者一睹由貝諾設計,位於上海淮海路的超新購物城 iAPM ;同樣在國內,505studio 的鳳凰谷項目,坐落於南京和上海之間的高鐵沿線,打造了武進區的社會及文化新 心臟,並提升國內環保建築的水平。往南下, A rq u i t e c t o n i c a 在佛山展示了豪華 住宅發展項目的可能性-大型綠色天台空間,對發展商、用家甚至整個社會也是一 大貢獻。 每兩年舉行一次,Build4Asia 是一個亞洲區內首屈一指集建築科技、室內設計及電 氣工程的展覽會。今年的展期將於2014年5月7至9日,在香港會議展覽中心舉行, 屆時將有多達五百家的企業參展,場面盛況空前。《 PRC 建設》很高興地今年繼續 與 Build4Asia 合作,除了是5月7日的「亞洲酒店設計論壇」的合作傳媒夥伴之外; 在5月8日本刊將舉辦「建築業新趨勢」雞尾酒社交聚會,匯集一眾業界專才,並 加入嘉賓演說,希望為業界提供一個溝通互動的良機。活動詳細資料,可參考本期 內容。

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Arquitectonica’s MOUNT PARKER RESIDENCES nears completion

Benoy Masterplans DreamCenter Landmark in Shanghai

MOUNT PARKER RESIDENCES elegantly ascends from the slopes of Mount Parker, on the bustling side of Island East, Hong Kong, located at 1 Sai Wan Terrace. The building form is curved and soft contrasting with the right angled rigidity of its neighbourhood. The effect is immediate and compelling. The design solution emancipates the building from the constraints of its surroundings and introduces a new and unique personality to the architectural language of Hong Kong. The 24-storey tower is curvilinear in plan and in section and consists of 19 residential floors. The tower and its enclosing metal ribbon, floats above transparent ground floor lobbies. From the road below, the tower hovers effortlessly above the tree canopy.Two separate entry lobbies are enclosed in folding clear glass draperies. Softly illuminated at night, the lobbies enhance the sense of weightlessness to the whole edifice.

Benoy is proud to announce its appointment as the Masterplanner behind the recently unveiled DreamCenter in Shanghai. DreamCenter has been released as the leading element of the ‘West Bund Media Port’ project; one of the largest cultural investment projects currently undertaken in China. Located along the Huangpu River in Shanghai’s Xuhui District, the integrated development is the result of a dynamic collaboration between Lan Kwai Fong Group, DreamWorks Animation and CMC Capital Partners. With a land area of 152,300m2, the masterplan brings together 12 unique art, culture and entertainment venues to ignite inspiration as a cultural hub for the city. Key features include the ‘Dream Avenue’ Cultural Theatre District; Headquarters of Oriental DreamWorks which will become Asia’s top animation production base;Asia’s most iconic 500-seat IMAX Cineplex; and the exciting Lan Kwai Fong Entertainment and Lifestyle District. Eight themed outdoor plazas will work to interconnect these core hubs within the development.

The fluid form of the building bends to suit the site and the views towards the harbour. A metal ribbon encloses and frames the entire circumference of the building, holding the composition together and enhancing its strong profile. The organic language extends inwards to the balconies, bay windows and fenestration. The components weave in both directions as the plan bends around the site. Sunlight glints from the surfaces as the multiple components wend their way harmoniously around the facade.

Project Director, Brady Siu, said: “Benoy is extremely thrilled and proud to be involved with the DreamCenter masterplan that shares the vision of the West Bund Media Port. As designers we feel passionately about extending the creative realm and DreamCenter’s visionary ideal will have a tremendous impact on the cultural and creative landscape of Shanghai.”

Mira Moon Hotel launches new Handy Smartphone Mira Moon is managed by Miramar Group, the first to introduce the handy smartphone to the Hong Kong market in 2013, revolutionizing the way travellers can communicate when abroad. Never miss an important phone call, or receive an expensive phone bill again when using the handy smartphone at the Mira Moon Hotel. Enhanced functions include simple room-to-room dialling, simultaneous incoming phone calls on both the handy device and regular in-room phones, useful pre-loaded apps including news services, a currency converter, MTR maps, as well as a host of social media applications and the ability to download freely from the Google Play store. What’s more, guests can be safe in the knowledge that upon checkout, all browsing history, personal information and any additional applications are completely wiped from the device, and the handy is reset to the original factory settings, ensuring peace of mind that your Hong Kong memories will remain yours and yours only.

Collection Pavilion opens at Shanghai Auto Museum The Collection Pavilion at Shanghai Auto Museum opened on 11 April. It is a permanent exhibition about the milestones in automobile development from 1900 to 1975. Atelier Brückner created a spacious room narrative representing an exclusive parking deck which displays 39 historical cars over 2300m2. The presentation is composed of six sections, aligning the cars in chronological order on white strips: from the 'Age of acceleration', where the beginnings of mobility are shown, to 'Golden luxury', 'On the road', 'The swinging sixties' and 'Charms of petites', followed by the 'Chinese mobility' area where the first Shanghai Sedan produced in China in the 1970s is on show. The Shanghai Auto Museum is China's first museum that is exclusively dedicated to the automobile and its historical development with a multi-brand approach. The Antique Car Pavilion is located on the museum`s first floor. It serves as a logical addition to the permanent exhibition on the ground floor of the museum, which was also designed by Atelier Brückner and has been open to visitors since 2006.

Century City Mall in Makati Officially Opened Award winning eco-architect Jason Pomeroy of Pomeroy Studio, was in Makati on 27 March to celebrate the launch of leading developer Century Properties’ flagship lifestyle and retail destination, Century City Mall. The Mall designed by Pomeroy, prior to establishing Pomeroy Studio, was the venue for a lavish gala celebration. The architecture seeks to challenge the ‘business as usual’ energy and water intensive mall typology by going back to basics.The 22,000m2 mall is characterised by its shell-like structure that seamlessly forms the wall and roof and protects the interior of the mall from the tropical rain and sun. The internal spatial organisation is structured along 19th century arcade principles, whereby a public thoroughfare provides a passage through Century City. It further seeks to optimize the penetration of natural light and ventilation through a series of skylights and air wells. The environmental and social responsiveness is also enhanced by a series of stepped sky courts that form external terraces to provide destination food and beverage areas. Pomeroy stated: “I’m delighted to have been invited to this special event and to see Century City Mall materialise from concept sketch to reality. I am hugely grateful to Marco Antonio and Century Properties for both their faith and commitment to progressive and sustainable architecture.” Marco Antonio, acting Chief Operating Officer of Century Properties tweeted: “Wanted to give a special thank you to the country’s #1 event director, Robby Carmona, for last night’s flawless festivities and architect Jason Pomeroy who we collaborated closely with to bring the vision of Century City Mall into reality.”

Image courtesy of Century Properties


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New Trends in the Asia-Pacific Building Industry PRC Magazine Build4Asia 2014 Cocktail Event ROF Media invites you to an industry forum. This will be a key gathering for professionals of the Hong Kong building sector. Don’t miss out as some of industry’s leading lights share their insights into new trends emerging in the building sector. Date: 8 May, 2014 Time: 4 pm to 6.30 pm Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre Guest Speakers: Mr Peter Brannan, Managing Director, Arquitectonica, HK Ms Ada Lee, Senior Manager (Training & Development), Hip Hing Construction, HK Professor Jason Pomeroy, Pomeroy Studio, Singapore Mr Steve Brown, Managing Director for Asia and India, Buro Happold, HK Mr Stefan Abidan, Senior Associate Director, Atkins, HK Mr Stephen Chow, Director, Benoy, HK Mr Dylan Brady, Managing Director, Studio 505, Melbourne Our first Build4Asia event in 2012 was an unprecedented success. Now we return with a fun and informative afternoon that will include speeches from leading professionals, food, drinks and a lucky draw featuring sought-after gifts from our generous sponsors. This event is by invitation only. For further information, or registration assistance for Build4Asia, please send an email to Bryan@rofmedia.com, or phone +852 3150 8912.

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10 Design’s Vertical Farm Centre exhibited at Biennale

JLL launch Urban Farm atop Bank of America Tower

The Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale is the first to focus on urbanism as a theme to explore issues of the city as an active agent in contemporary culture. 10 DESIGN’s submission, “RECLAMATION” together with other immensely creative works from around the world has been expansively exhibited. The Vertical Farm Centre provides a vision for Victoria Harbour in Central. The proposal centres on a 420m vertical farm that provides agricultural services and an interactive museum at its base, commercial space enclosed by a hydroponic greenhouse and a luxury hotel with ‘aeroponic’ atrium and observation deck. Beyond the building, the surrounding wetland park reclaims waste water, community gardens allow families to grow their own food, and a farmers market caters to the public. All waste is upcycled, as food waste provides fertilizer or methane for power. In total, the building could generate annually more than 2 billion HKD through agriculture, purify 40 million gallons of water naturally, and cleanse the surrounding air. More information at: www.10design.co.

JLL and owners of the Bank of America Tower recently celebrated the launch of JLL’s first urban farm in the heart of Central. JLL teamed up with local social enterprise, Time to Grow and Sowers Exchange to cultivate the urban farm, which is situated on the roof of the Bank of America Tower.At over 300m2, the roof-top farm is one of the largest in Hong Kong and is unique for the city given its location within the central business district. The aim of the farm, which will grow a variety of vegetables, is to raise awareness about the potential to make Hong Kong a more liveable, healthy and sustainable city. William Lai, Head of Property Management at JLL, Hong Kong, said: “The urban farm will send a very important message to the community in Hong Kong, particularly those working or living in urban areas such as Central. It is always possible to improve how sustainable our food system is. It was a pleasure to see the hard work of the volunteers under the expert supervision of Time to Grow, in support of a greener Hong Kong.”

Construction begins on Jerde-designed Shinsegae mixed-use retail transit hub Known as one of the premier world-class brands in South Korea, Shinsegae has begun construction on the nearly 145,000m2 Kimhae Center located in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Designed by The Jerde Partnership, the new centre integrates outdoor culture and community spaces with five levels of retail and entertainment, along with major transportation facilities. As one of the largest multi-use retail centres in the province, Kimhae Center combines three major project components: an on-site bus terminal, which is directly connected to a Shinsegae shopping centre that includes newto-market tenants and intimate seven-screen cinema; and an adjacent E-Mart discount anchor. The bus terminal has completed construction, and pilings for the commercial centre recently started. The centre’s signature community spaces incorporate a large outdoor public park and entry plaza at street level, terracing café decks along the upper levels, and a rooftop Sky Park garden. Reflecting the elite brand of Shinsegae, Jerde created a modern design that blends with multiple open spaces to enhance connections to the local Kimhae landscape and culture.The multi-level retail centre’s clean, contemporary architecture is sculpted to provide distinct visibility along the main Kimhae-daero highway and parallel metro line. On the opposite side along JEONHA-ro, the project’s main entry is highlighted by a new community park designed with a minimalist aesthetic, including horizontal banding and patterned concrete, floating elements with warm lighting, outdoor seating, and geometric landscape. The park also has a sunken cultural event space composed of a public amphitheatre, performance area and serene water features.

AECOM celebrates opening of the longest bridge in Southeast Asia AECOM Technology Corporation recently celebrated the official opening of Second Penang Bridge in Malaysia – the longest bridge in Southeast Asia. AECOM has played a key role in partnering with the contractor to deliver an innovative structure designed to withstand the severe seismic stress of a once-every-2,500-year earthquake. Second Penang Bridge is a 24km bridge linking the Penang Island and the Malaysia Peninsula and is the largest civil engineering project in the past 20 years in the region. It consists of precast segmental concrete marine viaducts in 55m span modules and a cast in-situ concrete cable-stayed bridge measuring 475m. A special aspect of the project involved applying intelligent construction engineering techniques to enable successful erection of the 240m main span cable-stayed bridge over the main navigation channel. In addition to its large size, this RM4.5-billion project pioneered new construction methods to minimize the risk caused by seismic activity near the Sunda tectonic plate, including the use of 2-meter-diameter bored piles founded to a depth in excess of more than 120m for the cable-stayed bridge, and the use of high-damping rubber bearings for seismic isolation of the marine viaducts. More information at: www.aecom.com.

Atkins wins master planning contract to develop Asia Aerospace City in Malaysia Atkins has won a contract to serve as lead consultant and master planner to help develop Asia Aerospace City (AAC) in Subang, Malaysia, into a world-class facility for the aerospace industry. MARA (Majlis Amanah Rakyat, or People's Trust Council) – the 48-year-old Malaysian government agency responsible for education and entrepreneurship for the Malaysian population – hopes to attract global aerospace engineering business to the region; potentially worth $1 trillion by 2020. The Atkins contract is with Pelaburan MARA Berhad (PMB), MARA’s wholly owned strategic investment and asset-management company. PMB will serve as master developer for AAC, which will incorporate the latest thinking in urban planning and sustainability. Atkins’ CEO for Asia Pacific, Chris Birdsong, recently joined PMB Chief Executive Officer Nazim Rahman in a contract-signing ceremony attended by a number of Malaysian dignitaries – including Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak and Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. “I am excited about this strategic project,” said Birdsong. “Asia Aerospace City will directly benefit the

local community, and it also lines up with the country’s aggressive Economic Transformation Program – which calls for Malaysia to become a self-sufficient, industrialized nation by the year 2020.” Shaking hands: [left] Atkins CEO of Asia Pacific, Chris Birdsong, and [right] PMB group CEO Nazim Rahman. Centre: Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak.


“We embed sustainable

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Manchester Civil Justice Centre, UK Beat performance regulations by 25% using ground source heating and cooling

aspects in all our projects

Oak Bay, China Using grey water recycling devices helped achieving 80% water efficiency

Mott MacDonald We design buildings for sustainability

Vulcan House, UK Innovative building services design enabled the project to received a BREEAM Excellent rating of 78.03%

Star Vista, Singapore 15% energy saving using natural ventilation and motion-sensitive mechanical and engineering

Hong Kong Airport, Midfield Concourse Uses LED light and roof top solar panels to cut energy consumption down by 20%

For general enquiries: Mott MacDonald T +852 2828 5757 E marketing.hk@mottmac.com.hk W www.mottmac.com/hong-kong


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Knight Frank receives RICS awards and publishes The Wealth Report 2014 At the RICS Hong Kong Awards 2014, Knight Frank is named Professional Services Team of the Year for the first time and Residential Agency Team of the Year for the third straight year. The awards recognise our innovation, professionalism, diversity and heritage which enable us to provide a comprehensive service.This the third consecutive year Knight Frank has received RICS awards. Colin Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Greater China at Knight Frank, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded these prestigious accolades. Knight Frank is one of the city’s most respected and successful property consultancies having an international pedigree of over 110 years. With a track record for providing the highest standards of client servicing and with our reputation for uncompromising professionalism in everything we do, we have earned our clients’ trust.We especially value the award as it is recognition of our dedication to delivering quality results for our clients.”

In March, Knight Frank, the independent global property consultancy, and Bank of China International Ltd., jointly hosted a press conference in Hong Kong for the launch of The Wealth Report 2014. Now in its eighth year, the report provides insights on wealth trends, prime residential and commercial property markets and the attitudes of the ultrawealthy to property and other investment. Teaming up with leading wealth intelligence provider WealthInsight, the Report provides comprehensive wealth distribution data covering around 90 different countries and cities. More information at: www.knightfrank. com/wealthreport/default.html.

PMQ launches in May showcasing young design talent After more than two years of revitalisation, PMQ, the Former Hollywood Police Married Quarters, has transformed into a design and creative hub with its ‘trial operation’ on 14 April 2014. Around 30 studio units commenced operations next a week latery, followed by the ‘soft opening’ on 9 May, 2014. More than 100 design and creative enterprises will be stationed in the hub – almost half the tenants are in the fashion design and household product design sectors with the rest in creative design categories such as fashion accessories, food, furniture, jewellery/watches, design services and design galleries. Other commercial and food & beverage units are scheduled for phased openings.Together with the exhibition space and event facilities, it is expected that PMQ will officially open in late June this year. Victor Tsang, Executive Director of PMQ said: “PMQ’s mission is to create a platform which strengthens collaboration between design talents and business professionals, nurtures create-preneurs, and support Hong Kong creative industries. PMQ is an open and interactive platform requiring the active participation of its community to open up new possibilities and opportunities.” More information at: www.pmq.org.hk.

JATO Design wins competition for Shenzhen Ping An’s new headquarters interior JATO Design is delighted to announce their appointment as the Lead Design Consultant for Shenzhen Ping An’s new headquarters office in the group’s brand new 600m Shenzhen skyscraper. Ping An International Financial Center is located in the CBD of Shenzhen. The project aims to build an iconic super tall tower which reflects the high level of development in Shenzhen, a modern image of the city landmarks, With this magnificent tower, Ping An Group inevitably demonstrates their significant influence in the insurance and investment market. Chairman of JATO Design, Frank Jiang, said: “JATO is proud to be able to participate in this significant development of Ping An Group.The team is overwhelmed by this exciting opportunity where humanity and technology are the prime design considerations.” This announcement follows recent projects wins from Hutchison Whampoa, China Resources and Huawei.

Designs unveiled for The Sheraton Wenling Hotel Global architecture studio Woods Bagot has shared their designs for a bold new destination hotel in Zhejiang, China, for Wenling Intime Hotel Development Co., Ltd. The 300m Wenling Sheraton, sited between two waterways, is scheduled for completion in 2019 and is intended to become a regional icon in south Zhejiang.Woods Bagot says that views of the wetlands and mountains of Wenling will “ensure a quality guest experience” which includes waterfront dining, an observation deck and a pedestrian promenade. In addition to the residences and guest rooms located within the towers, the project, which occupies a site exceeding 38,000m 2 , includes a variety of dining o p t i o n s , a b a l l ro o m a n d conference facilities. Other design highlights include the creation of a southern waterfront dining experience and pedestrian promenade, multi-storey atrium spaces in both the tall tower and podium, roof-top gardens, and a feature club and observation deck occupying the highest levels of the tall tower.

Hong Kong Green Building Council launches Green Shop Guide Municipal solid waste management is one of the latest environmental issues to hit the headlines. Some shopping malls and shops have accelerated efforts to reduce waste, while implementing energy and environmental improvement measures such as recycling and reuse as well as introducing green technology to treat waste, including food waste. Shopping is an integral part of Hong Kong life. If the retail industry demonstrates its commitment to waste reduction and saving energy, it will significantly ease the burden on landfills and result in a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. In view of this, the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) has announced the launch of the Hong Kong Green Shop Guide (the Guide), a new set of guidelines to inform retail stakeholders, including developers, facility managers, mall and shop owners and tenants, as well as consumers, of industry standards on sustainable planning and building. The Guide aims at encouraging the sector to pursue green building measures and eco-friendly purchasing habits among the general public. Download the Hong Kong Green Shop Guide at: www.hkgbc.org.hk/ eng/hkgreenshopguide.aspx.

RICS Hong Kong Awards 2014 winners announced In March winners were revealed in the RICS Hong Kong Awards 2014.The annual awards aim to acknowledge the contributions and outstanding performances delivered in the industry. After lively debate and careful consideration of the 11 jurors, 12 winners were selected to showcase their outstanding achievements. This year new categories were introduced including the ‘Community Awards: Members Choice’, which also marks the first awards to be voted by RICS members in Hong Kong. With the vast and committed membership base of industry experts, these new ‘Community Awards’ have captured the attention of many and look to usher the RICS Hong Kong Awards into a new era.This year’s Property Person of the Year Award was presented to the current Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society, Marco Wu Moon-hoi.The jury panel voted Wu as someone who has been able to make substantial and exemplary contribution to the property industry in recent years, while also recognising his success and devotion throughout his career. More information at: www.ricsasia.org.


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Singapore’s Prime Minister opens Lucasfilms’ regional HQ Sandcrawler, the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, owned by Lucas Real Estate Singapore and designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, was officially opened earlier this year by legendary director of Star Wars and founder of Lucasfilm George Lucas, President of Lucasfilm Katherine Kennedy and Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. The innovative horseshoe form reminds people of the Star Wars films and later inspired the naming of the building, rooting it in the success of the renowned animation company. The building also serves as the headquarters of The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific. The elevated building is impressively streamlined. Its form arose as a logical outcome of the zoning restrictions which dictated the roof height and slop as well as the amount of required elevation on each face. These requirements were then overlayed with the client’s needs, including large floorplates to support the large animation teams and lifting the building off the ground to afford some privacy and security to the sensitive work being performed inside. The maximum depths of office space to natural light shaped the floors into a ‘V’ plan overlooking the lush courtyard enclosed below.

WAF awards 2014: Open for entries The annual search has begun to find the best new buildings on the planet as the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards 2014, the world’s largest architectural awards programme, is now open for entries. The deadline for all entries will be 30 May, 2014. WAF, returning for its seventh successive year, will again be taking place at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1 - 3 October, 2014. The WAF awards sit at the heart of the festival, and will see practices from around the world compete across 28 individual award categories for global recognition, competing across three category groups of completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects.Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2014. More information at: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com. World Building of the Year 2013 - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Landmark apartment complex nears completion in Yinchuan

Quality Building Award 2014 Award Presentation Ceremony Bookings are now opening for the Award Presentation Ceremony of QBA 2014 which will be held on Friday, 6 June, 2014, at the JW Marriott Ballroom, Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 8 Queensway, Hong Kong. The Cocktail Reception starts at 6:30pm and the Award Presentation follows at 7:30pm. The Guest of Honour will be the Honourable Leung Chun Ying, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Also present will be Honorary Advisors, Jurors and Presidents of Organizing Institutes, and the occasion will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate quality building projects contributed by local experts, as well as to share views with major players within the building and construction industry. Individual Bookings are HK$1,850 per person and Table Bookings for a round table seating 12 persons is HK$19,800. For booking and event information please contact the Secretariat Office at: Geoffrey.Wong@creativegp.com, Tel: +852 3159 2994. The organisers look forward to welcoming you at the Award Presentation Banquet!

The Kempinski Residence, comprising three residential towers within a landscaped park, will set new standards for high-end living within Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia Province, when fully operational at the end of 2014. Hong Kong based architects Urbanprojects, the authors of the design, have worked closely with owner and developer Master Land and operator Kempinski Hotels & Resorts to realize this vision which is the second phase of a larger master plan by Urbanprojects, originating in 2006. The Kempinski Residence will offer 168 simplex and duplex apartments from 250 - 420m2 and three larger ‘trophy’ penthouse units configured around private rooftop courtyard gardens. The three towers step down from 27 to 19 levels in a gentle crescent bordering a new central park.To the south, the façades are articulated in an organic collage of terracotta and glass panels. By contrast, the north aspect expresses a more rational grid of stone infused with decorative geometric terracotta screens recalling the deeply rooted Islamic culture prevalent throughout Ningxia Province. The new ‘central park’ at the heart of the master plan undulates in contoured landforms over a three level subterranean central clubhouse. The club is illuminated through two glazed elliptical vaulted steel shell structures which hover over the atria below.

Isabel Pintado to address Asian Hospitality Design Forum 2014 LWDesign Group Managing Director, Ms. Isabel Pintado, has been confirmed as a guest speaker at the prestigious Asian Hospitality Design Forum 2014 to be held on 7 May and the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The topic of Ms Pintado’s talk will be; Designer-Chef/Celebrity collaborations that Succeed – LWDesign with Gary Rhodes, Richard Sandoval and Mark Fuller. Discussing the Forum Pintado stated:“Whether it is for a bar, a restaurant or a club, collaborations with experts in their field is always an interesting challenge, which we feel we are on our way to mastering at LWDesign. The prefect cocktail of listening, studying their identities/brands and then applying our own expertise to create physical environments which reflect them is what we believe the secret of our success with celebrities such as Gary Rhodes, Richard Sandoval, Mark Fuller among others is based on.” For details on how to register contact winnie.ho@hkesallworld.com.

National Heart Centre completes in Singapore Designed by Broadway Malyan, the landmark National Heart Centre in the centre of Singapore has been completed and is now set to provide a new centre of excellence for patients. Broadway Malyan acted as lead design consultant on the 12-storey, 48,000 m2, building, with support from local consultancy Ong & Ong, with the project’s design philosophy based on the principle of putting patients, staff and visitors first. The patientfocused environment builds on traditional hospital design, emphasises light and features open spaces with a mixture of green courtyards, sky-gardens and landscape views to create a welcoming and calming environment conducive to patient wellbeing and the healing process. This sense of openness carries through to the external finish, with the façade appearing to be stripped back to reveal the gardens and courtyards and better connect people to the wider environment. To improve the patient experience, the design team organised the complex and diverse range of clinical functions in a way that satisfies vital clinical needs, while minimising travel distances and creating efficient circulation around the building.


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Events 活動

5 LEADING INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Bill Webb UK/CHINA Make Architects

Danny Ng Hong Kong 4N Architects

Sinner Sin Hong Kong 4N Architects

Isabel Pintado Dubai LWDesign Group

Johnny Chiu Taiwan J.C Architecture

7 May 2014 Asian Hospitality Design Forum 2014 As an example of Asia’s booming hospitality sector, in Hong Kong visitor arrivals are forecast to reach 70 million in 2017, up from 54.3 million in 2013, and forecast to reach 100 million by 2023. To cater to this huge increase in tourists, the number of hotel rooms will increase from the current 70,000 to 84,000 by 2017. To cater to the surge in tourist arrivals the Government will seek to open up whole new areas of the city. In light of the region’s booming hospitality sector, Asian Hospitality Design Forum 2014 has lined up 5 distinguished interior designers to share their insights and some of the latest hospitality design trends taking hold in the region. Don’t miss out, join now and stay ahead of the race to develop one of the region’s most dynamic industries! Registration: please call Winnie Ho at +852 2876 5128 or email to Winnie.ho@hkesallworld.com Venue: HKECE Hall 1C, Hong Kong

13 – 15 May 2014 ISH China & CIHE 2014 With just two months to go, interest among the HVAC and plumbing community remains strong for the 2014 edition which expects to welcome over 950 exhibitors covering more than 85,000m2 of exhibition space, across six halls. The launch of the building water supply and drainage section as well as a stronger German and Italian Pavilion line-up have contributed to a large collection of local and international exhibitors participating at the 2014 show. ISH China & CIHE remains the premier platform for top brands looking to tap into China’s HVAC and plumbing markets. Venue: New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing Enquires: www.ishc-cihe.com

9 – 12 June 2014 Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology 2014 The 11th Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology show promotes the development of smart cities, energyefficient buildings as well as smart grid systems in China’s rapidly growing urbanisation projects.Held concurrently with the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition and Building Solar China, and Wire & Cable Guangzhou. The 4 shows will serve as a comprehensive platform for demonstrating the latest technologies and solutions on electrical engineering, lighting as well as building and home automation. Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou Enquires: www.building.messefrankfurt.com.cn

8 May 2014 New Trends in the Asia Pacific Building Industry – PRC Magazine Cocktail Event This will be a key gathering for professionals of the Hong Kong building sector, with speeches from some of industry’s leading figures. By Invitation only. Further information on Page 9. Enquiry please call +852 3150 8911 or email to info@rofmedia.com Venue: HKECE Hall 1C, Hong Kong

7 – 9 May 2014 Build4Asia 2014 Held biannually, this industry renowned 4-in-1 Sustainable Architecture, Design, Building Services and Electrical Engineering Tradeshow comprises 4 sub shows namely Asian Elenex, Asian Building Technology, Asian Architectural Interiors and Asian Hospitality Design and Technology. Build4Asia will host 500 international exhibitors and 15,000 regional buyers at an exhibition space of 15,000m2, serving as an one-stop platform for Architects, Interiors Designers, Contractors, Developers, Engineers, Security System Integrators, etc. Venue: HKECE Hall 1, Hong Kong Enquires: www.build4asia.com

10 – 12 June 2014 Retail Asia Expo 2014 Retail Asia Expo is an annual trade show and conference that caters to retailers in the Asia Pacific. The exhibition consists of four focus areas: Retail Technology, Retail Design & In-Store Marketing, eCommerce World and Retail Property. The expo showcases retail solutions from over 150 local and international exhibitors. To complement the needs of retail professionals, various educational features and networking opportunities are available, including seminars, gala dinner, cocktail reception, and retail awards. In 2013 the show attracted 8,217 visitors from 50 countries, a 10.3% increase over 2012. Venue: HKCEC, Hong Kong Enquires: www.retailasiaexpo.com


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