• Urban Design & Architecture : The French Green Touch

    17 May 2012

    The French Trade Commission in Hong Kong and Mr Arnaud Barthelemy, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macao, with the support of Mrs Carrie Lam, Secretary for Development, HKSAR Government and The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), are pleased to announce the Conference; Urban Design & Architecture : The French Green Touch.

    Urban Design & Architecture : The French Green Touch will be held on 31 May 2012, Concord Room, 8th Floor Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel – 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai. Entrance is free of charge.

    This event will focus on three main topics highlighting French architects know-how: Urban Regeneration, Sustainable Architecture and Cultural Building Development. 

    It will allow leading French architecture firms to give comprehensive presentations of their specializations.  

    PROGRAM

    8.30 – 9.00

    Registration

    9.00 – 9.15

    Welcome remarks – On behalf of the Hong Kong SAR Government

    Hon. Carrie LAM CHANG YUET-NGOR, Secretary for development, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

     9.15 – 9.30          

    Welcome remarks – On behalf of the French Consulate

    Mr Arnaud Barthelemy, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macao

     9.30 – 10.45

    Session 1 – CULTURAL ICONS AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Contributions:

    – Jacques Ferrier, Architectures  – The sensual city

    – Métra & Associés – When city meets architecture

    – Lipsky-Rollet – Challenging cultural and educational buildings

    – Chaix & Morel – Concert halls & stadiums are contemporary agoras

    – Mikou Design Studio – Transparency and architectonic fluidity

    10.45 – 11.00

    Networking Coffee Break 

    11.00-12.30

    Session 2 – URBAN REGENERATION & URBAN RENEWAL

    Introduction by KK Ling, Head of Energizing Kowloon East

    Contributions:

    – Atelier de Portzamparc – The interface between architecture and urbanism

    – Atelier 234 – Positive density

    – Jacob+Mac Farlane – Fragments from a future city

    – Wilmotte & Associés – Architectural design as a quest for quality 

    12.30 – 14.00

    Networking Lunch 

    14.00 – 15.30

    Session 3 – WHAT’S NEXT FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE & GREEN CITIES?

    Contributions:

    – Babylone – Active nature & landscape

    – Richez Associés – New mobility and urban shape

    – AMA Architecture – Ecological new towns

    – AS. Architecture Studio – Green urban architecture

    – Florent Nedelec – Sustainable high rise buildings 

    15.30

    Closing speech by AFEX president

    Please RSVP to Aurelie TOUZARD, Senior Trade Advisor, UBIFRANCE China – Hong Kong Office

    French Trade Commission – French Consulate

    Admiralty Centre, Tower II, 25/F – 18, Harcourt Road – Hong Kong

    Tel. : +852 3752 9160 – Fax : +852 3752 9110

    E-mail : [email protected]

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