• 2023 AIA Hong Kong Honors and Awards

    5 December 2023

    The AIA Hong Kong Chapter’s annual Honors & Awards Program celebrates outstanding work in architecture, interiors, urban design, and unbuilt projects undertaken by our Chapter’s members and other licensed architects practicing in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region. Through these awards, we aspire to motivate our community to pursue excellence, embrace sustainability, and ultimately, leave a lasting positive impact on the world around us.

    For the 2023 Honors & Awards program, five projects have been selected for recognition:

    Honor Award for Architecture:

    • Kingway Brewery Renovation, URBANUS

    Merit Award for Architecture:

    • University Activity Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

    Merit Award for Urban Design:

    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

    Honor Awards for Open International:

    • Shaw Auditorium, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Henning Larsen Architects Hong Kong
    • 1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya, The Oval Partnership

    Sustainability Award:

    • 1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya, The Oval Partnership

    This year’s Award recipients were selected by a five-person jury: Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA – 2023 President, The American Institute of Architects; Vivian Lee, FAIA – Design Director, Gensler New York; Toh Tsun Lim, AIA – Principal, PEI Architects; Doreen Heng Liu – Founder & Principal, NODE Architecture & Urbanism; and Barry Wilson, FHKIUD, FHKILA – President, Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.

    When selecting this year’s winners, the five-member jury evaluated overall design achievement, considering formal, functional, and technical requirements; implementation of novel approaches; commitment to social progress and environmental sensitivity; and skill and sensitivity in preservation of existing buildings to underscore the ways that “buildings and spaces can enrich lives.”

    In addition, we continued two traditions: one that recognizes individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions in promoting the value of architecture in society and fostering public awareness of issues related to the built environment, and another that celebrates the emergence of young architects by granting awards for scholastic achievement to graduates of Hong Kong universities who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance.

    Community Citations are awarded in recognition of distinguished achievements in promoting the value of architecture in society and fostering public awareness of issues related to the built environment. This year’s recipient is:

    AIA Hong Kong Community Citation:

    • EcoBricks Limited

    “In recognition of significant contributions in the Chapter’s region for promoting a more sustainable environment by incorporating recycled plastic as the aggregate in concrete pavers, thus creating a fully circular economy for plastic waste and “building a greener future, brick by brick.”

    AIA Scholastic Awards are granted to the most outstanding graduating students in the undergraduate study of architecture at accredited architecture degree programs at Universities in the Chapter’s region. This year’s recipients of Scholastic Award certificates and monetary scholarships are:

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    • Anthea Nga Man Cheng

    The University of Hong Kong

    • Moses Ka Mak Fan

    Chu Hai College

    • Tom Ying Wa Chan

    Platinum Sponsors

    • The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
    • B.S.C Group Limited
    • DOW Chemical Pacific Limited
    • The Sherwin Williams Company

    Silver Sponsors

    • Amtrac Furnishings International Limited
    • Betrue Limited
    • Fresh Accounting Limited
    • M Moser Associates Limited
    • CL3 Architects Limited
    • Skidmore Owings & Merrill

    2023 AIA Hong Kong Honors & Awards entries will be exhibited at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, from Tuesday, December 5, 2023, to Thursday, December 14, 2023.

    For further information, please contact the AIA Hong Kong Chapter Office at:Tel: (852) 2882-6011;
    Email: [email protected]; website: www.aiahk.org

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