• “WeOwnTheCity” Exhibition 2013

    27 April 2013

    “WeOwnTheCity” Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning Exhibition cum Symposium Hong Kong 2013 was held in March at the Energizing Kowloon East Office in Kwun Tong.

    HKU Dean of Architecture Professor David Lung at the opening ceremonyThe event is jointly organized by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong (HKU); and ARCAM and CITIES, Amsterdam. By displaying examples of community planning from Amsterdam and Hong Kong, “WeOwnTheCity” aims to showcase emerging urban development and community planning initiatives in both cities.

    The event is supported by the Energizing Kowloon East Office of the Development Bureau, the Netherlands Consulate General in Hong Kong, professional institutions such as Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institute of Planners and general public participants who truly “own the city” through positive and energetic discussions, debates and workshops.

    “WeOwnTheCity” is primarily aimed at raising awareness and ensuring further discussion on community practices in architecture and urban planning. Ms. Francesca Miazzo, of CITIES Foundation, Amsterdam, said: “I am thrilled to see so many professionals and scholars from the industry and students here to share their views on urban planning policies and practices. I hope this vigorous exchange of ideas in urban planning and community participation will help foster a better living environment for people in both cities.”


    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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