• Community architecture in the spotlight at Barrie Ho ‘15 for 15+’ exhibition

    15 January 2015
    Carrie Ho  GENESIS_Wholesale Conversion of Industrial Building into GENESIS

    The Genesis project includes more than 2,780m2 of clubhouse and open deck for showcases and other corporate activities in the 22,300m2 complex.

    The public’s increasingly high expectation for community architecture was a common theme through an exhibition in Hong Kong last month.

    Barrie Ho Architecture Interiors Ltd celebrated its 15th anniversary with an exhibition of the practice’s work called “Barrie HO Architecture – 15 for 15+ Architecture Exhibition”. At the December launch, Mr Ho said the 15 community projects selected for the exhibit highlighted “the interrelation of architectural designs and the government policies over the years which have created value for different walks of life”.

    The exhibition showcased 15 of the practice’s community projects that underline the power of architecture. Included was a building conversion in Wong Chuk Hang that became the Genesis commercial space for Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co Ltd, pictured here. The work revamped an abandoned industrial building, converting it into a vertical artist village with studio space for artists and designers across 18 floors. The development is anchored by four floors of retail space.


    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.

    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.


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