• RIBA launches Hong Kong Chapter

    17 October 2012

    The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in September, launched a Chapter in Hong Kong.

    At an event held at the British Consulate Hong Kong, guests from the Hong Kong Government, the local built environment industry and RIBA members heard speeches from RIBA President Angela Brady and Andrew Seaton, the British Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau.

    With over 600 RIBA members in Hong Kong and mainland China, the Chapter will enable the Institute to offer increased support and provide networking opportunities, a forum for local activities and CPD.  The Chapter will also provide a platform for the RIBA and its members to connect with colleagues in mainland China and throughout the wider Asia Pacific region.

    Interim Chair of the RIBA Hong Kong Chapter, John Campbell said: “This initiative from the RIBA presents the opportunity for local members to collectively participate in architectural issues and champion high quality design, technical excellence, environmental and social policies and innovation.”


    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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