Our exhibition Tall Storeys – Evolution in Hong Kong Architecture – 1965-2014 successfully launched at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) premises in London on 31st October with The Honourable John C Tsang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) opened the exhibition, accompanied by the President of HKIA, Ms Ada Fung and President of RIBA, Mr Stephen Hodder.
Following the opening ceremony, distinguished architects Mr Rocco Yim, BBS, JP of Rocco Design Architects, Mr Toby Denham of TFP Farrells, Mr Christopher Law of The Oval Partnership, Mr Remo Riva of P&T Architects & Engineers, Phiyona Au-yeung of Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd and Bryant Lu of Ronald Lu and Partners spoke at the forum and lecture sessions on the topics of “Reconnecting Cultures” and “High Density Cities”, when they exchanged views and ideas on the historical development of Hong Kong architecture and shared insights on its future developments.
With Create Hong Kong office of the HKSAR Government as the leading sponsor, this exhibition – first of its kind outside Hong Kong – is made possible by the joint efforts of HKIA, RIBA, various supporting organisation. We would like to give special thanks to HKIA Vice President Tony Tang and the steering committee including Franklin Yu, Felix Li, Benny Chan, Cullen Wong and Brian Fung for giving us the oppotunity and their dedication and enthusiasm in leading the project, Davina, Roger and Alan for their great collaboration and to our friends who have supported us. We would also like to give special thanks to Lead Architects for their support since the project inception and particulary Alex Brazier who gave unconditional help in the graphic identity.
The month-long exhibition will be open until the 26 November 2014 so we invite you to pay a visit if you are in the area.
The show will return to Hong Kong in early 2015 so watch this space and also check the exhibition website www.hkiaarchitecture.com for updates!