Extension of the Urban Dialogue exhibition to the Peak Tower

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Following a successful launch with a record 20,000 visitors in the first week of opening, the Fringe exhibition now joins the Peak Tower exhibition until July 5th 2016.

The month long celebration of events kick-started with a pre-opening lecture entitled ’The City as a Tangled Bank’ by Sir Terry Farrell in Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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photo courtesy of CUHK

In keeping with the ‘Dialogue’ theme, Farrells hosted several public programmes to further engage with the public and initiate discussion on issues centred around Hong Kong planning including a public workshop jointly conducted by Farrells London and Hong Kong who introduced concepts of urban design, precedents and an interactive workshop resulting in re-imagining a new vision for Hong Kong.

An engaging forum with industry leaders KK Ling, Paul Zimmerman, Peter Cookson-Smith, Stefan Krummeck and Sir Terry Farrell moderated by Professor Colin Fournier discussing topical issues related to Hong Kong’s urban design today including different modes of development for Hong Kong and bottom-up approach to city planning.

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public workshop about water front development

Supplementing the exhibition, Farrells hosted an open studio session at their practice and Sarah and Yutaka gave insight into the curatorial process and project background during curator’s tours.

At the Peak Tower, the exhibition has a different curatorial theme which addresses the idea of the building as icon. With the nature of the site as one of Hong Kong’s top tourist attractions, ‘Urban Dialogue: Icons by Farrells’ aims to communicate a different aspect of architecture and give the public a more educational and unique insight into architecture through 25 years of practice.

This special exhibition contains models and contents on loan from the London office, Sir Terry’s private collection, the Peak Tramways and others which are exhibited for the first time. Set inside the globe is Farrells original Peak working model which was used to explore the form during the design development of the competition winning scheme.

SKY YUTAKA have designed the exhibition as a modular system which can be adapted to a variety of venues. Beyond the display of the models, SKY YUTAKA also designed a bespoke lighting system which supports the exhibition narrative and reads with the commissioned film produced by MOP Lab and Eric Tsang.

In planning is the next stage of the exhibition overseas. For tours and more information for overseas exhibition please contact our team.

Vertical Winery Room

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Microwinery Facility, Hong Kong

SKY YUTAKA were invited to imagine a project for the ‘Spend It’ column of June issue of SCMP’s Style Magazine. Taking on the brief for designing a micro winery for wine lovers, we took on the challenge for designing an extraordinary wine brewery space which combines the luxury of making wine in the fully articulated basement cellar whilst being able to enjoy the vertical nature of Hong Kong. Through exploring ways of utilising Hong Kong’s existing conditions such as the humid climate and combining with technology to create an environment favourable to bespoke wine making.
We would like to express our special thanks to Daniel Wang for his support in the visualisations, David Littler and Henry Chan of Buro Happold for a fun and insightful brainstorming session and Eugenia for her informal sharing into the wine industry.

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wine tasting platform with commanding view of the city