• HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards 2015

    14 May 2015

    (Hong Kong, 30th March 20150) – Organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards (CADSA) 2015 was successfully concluded by drawing international attention and innovative dialogues on cross-strait architecture, as well as unveiling the award recipients on 28th March 2015 at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.

    Overall View of 1942 STREET

    The HKIA organized the CADSA 2015, in collaboration with Guangzhou Association of Geotechnical Survey & Engineering Design, Shenzhen Registered Architects Association, Taipei Architects Association and The Architects Association of Macau. The full day event was kicked off by the Honourable Paul CHAN Mo Po, MH, JP,  Secretary for Development of the Government of the HKSAR for the Symposium (CADS). In the evening, The Honourable John C. TSANG, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary, The Government of the HKSAR officiated at the Award Presentation Dinner.

    Mr. Daniel CHI Wuh Cherng, Chairman of the CADSA 2015 Organizing Committee, who is also the Honorary Secretary of the HKIA, remarks that, “the CADSA 2015 is held with great success today with enormous support from the architectural sectors and academic institute. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to thank the speakers and panelists for taking the time and effort to attend the symposium and create meaningful dialogues and sharing with our participants. Our appreciation also goes to the Guests of Honor, Jurors, collaborating and supporting organizations, as well as sponsors for making a truly acclaimed award program and a symposium of this magnitude possible. My heartfelt congratulations to all the awardees for their excellent works!”

    HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium 2015

    The Symposium is conceived as a vital platform to assemble those eminent and well experienced architects from the Cross-Strait regions together with some famous overseas architects as the Keynote Speakers and Panelists at the Symposium. It aims to stimulate the interaction through discussion and learning from each other. The Speakers and Panelists line up (in alphabetical order) were listed below:

    Name/ Organization
    Hong Kong
    • Professor Bernard LIM
    • Principal, Architecture Design and Research Group Ltd
    • Dr. Rocco YIM Sen Kee
    • Co-founder, Rocco Design Architects
    • Mr. Christopher LAW
    • Director, The Oval Partnership Ltd
    • Mr. Bryant LU Hing Yiu
    • Vice Chairman, Ronald Lu & Partners Hong Kong
    • Mr. Stephen TANG Man Bun
    • Registered Architect of Hong Kong
    • Professor Alexander TZONIS
    • Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    • Professor Joan BUSQUETS
    • Harvard University, Architect Barcelona, Spain
    • Professor Jacques FERRIER
    • Architect Paris, France
    • Professor Brian MCGRATH
    • Dean,Parsons The New School for Design, USA
    • Professor Eeva-Liisa PELKONEN
    • Professor, Yale University, USA
    Mainland China
    • Professor ZHUANG Wei Min
    • Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
    • Mr. CHEN Jie
    • Chief Architect, Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architecture Designing Institute
    • Mr. LI Wei
    • Vice President, Guangzhou Association of Geotechnical Survey and Engineering Design
    • Mr. LIU Jia Kun
    • Founder and Principal Architect, Jiakun Architects
    • Mr. LIU Xiao Du
    • Founding Partner, Urbanus Architecture & Design
    • Mr. Jay W CHIU
    • Chief Architect, Jay & Ray Architects
    • Mr. HUANG Sheng Yuan
    • Principal Architect, Fieldoffice Architects
    • Mr. Nuno SOARES
    • Board Member, The Architects Association of Macau
    • Mr. Johnathan WONG
    • Vice President, The Architects Association of Macau
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    In House

    Mr. Benny CHAN Chak Bun, Chairman of Symposium Committee,CADSA 2015 and Council Member of the HKIA, said “The HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium has become an important occasion for the architects in the Mainland, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong to exchange dialogue and learning from each other, in order to facilitate the elevation of architectural design in the Cross-Strait regions towards the international arena.”

    The Award List of CADA 2015 – Professional Category

    The HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards (CADA) 2015 is organized in promoting for the excellence of architectural design in the Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong and hence, to give recognition to those outstanding designs in Cross-Strait regions over the past 10 years. This year, there are over 200 nominations to compete for awards in the 9 categories. After vigorous assessments and judging processes, the CADA Gold Award Winners, Silver Award Winners and Merit Award Winners were unveiled as below:

    Gold Prize Winners (Company)



    • Aedas Limited
    • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building
    • Commercial: Offices
    • Peddle Thorp Architects Melbourne (Asia)
    • Huangshan Land‧Liyang In Lane
    • Commercial: Shopping Centre
    • Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd.
    • Run Yuan
    • Residential: Low-rise (8 single-storey or below)
    • Atelier TeamMinus
    • Jianamani Visitor Center
    • Community, Culture, Religion and Recreational Projects
    • The Oval Partnership Limited
    • Innhouse
    • Hotels
    • School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Value Farm
    • Architecture for Social Innovation

    Silver Prize Winners (Company)



    • Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
    • Shanghai Shoe Factory Renovation Project (Original Design Studio)
    • Commercial: Offices
    • A+E Design Co., Ltd.
    • SheKou YanShan Road BaoYao Area Update Unit Phase II
    • Commercial: Offices
    • The Institute of Architecture Design & Research, Shenzhen University
    • 1942 Street, Mission HillsH. Brothers Feng Xiaogang Movie Town, Haikou
    • Commercial: Shopping Centre
    • CYS Associates (HK) Ltd
    • HKU Student Residence, Lung Wah St, HK
    • Residential: High-rise (9 single-storey or above)
    • Academy of architectural Design & Research, Tianjin University
    • Sichuan 5.12 Post-Disaster Reconstruction of Schools In Wolong
    • Community, Culture, Religion and Recreational Projects
    • Aedas Limited
    • Revitalisation Project at Mallory Street/ Burrows Street, Wan Chai
    • Community, Culture, Religion and Recreational Projects
    • Shenzhen University Institute Of Architecture Design & Research / China Railway Siyuan Survey And Design Group Co., Ltd.
    • Shenzhen North Railway Station 
    • Transport & Infrastructure Facilities
    • Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects Limited
    • Yasumoto International Academic Park & Wu Ho Man Yuen Building
    • Architecture for Social Innovation
    • Atelier TeamMinus
    • Andongwei Fishing Rope and Net Market Renovation
    • Unbuilt Projects, Architectural Design Scheme


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    Value Fram

    Mr. Leslie LU Lam, Chairman of Awards Committee, CADSA 2015, said “The CADA 2015 is organized to take a snapshot of the state of our contemporary Asian-Chinese art ofarchitecture in the context of history, locality and geo-politics and economics. While there are tremendous differences amongst Cross-Strait architectural culture, remarkable and continual efforts to interpret and present unique cultural character have made tremendous stride towards the location of cultural identity while simultaneously embracing social responsibility, ecological sensitivity, working creatively in face of diminishing resources.”

    The Award List of CADA 2015 – Student Category

    In addition, The HKIA has organized the debut Student Category of CADA this year to promote exchange amongst architecture students in the Cross-Strait regions and to serve as a platform for nurturing future architects. Nearly 100 nominations were received from the said regions.

    After vigorous assessments and judging processes for the juror panel, the CADA Gold Award Winner, Silver Award Winners, and Bronze Award Winners were unveiled as below:

    Gold Prize Winner: Project:
    WU Pei Yu The Seed Plan Of Adiri Tribe
    Silver Prize Winners: Project:
    ZHANG Zhuan Joint
    JIANG Hejia Urban Transplantation-Challenging The Blocked Community Typology In HK
    Bronze Prize Winners: Project:
    SIU Yan Kee, Adrian The Living Market
    ZHANG Ming, LI Wanbao, WENG Yu and CAI Chengze Longhouse Community
    ZHENG Xin Growing Memory


    Mr. Paul CHU Hoi Shan, Co-chair of Student Category Committee, CADSA 2015 and Honorary Treasurer of The HKIA and Ms. Corrin CHAN Chui Yi, Co-chair of Student Category Committee and Chairlady of Promotion Committee, CADSA 2015 and Council Member of The HKIA, said” The newly added Student Category has successfully promoted exchange amongst architectural students and served as a platform to nurture more outstanding architects in the Cross-Strait regions.  We are amazed by the high standard and quality of the works submitted by the students. It will be a good competition to lay down the foundation for their future success.”



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