As the year draws to a close, new leadership teams are taking the helm of the Hong Kong chapters of two key industry associations, the American Institute of Architects (shown above) and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Which studios are in the running to win top honours in A&D Awards 2023, Asia Pacific’s leading awards program for the architecture and design community?
Now we can tell you! Click on the button below to see the exciting projects that have been shortlisted across 31 categories of Architecture, Future Developments, Interior Design, Innovation and Product Design.
They are in contention for either a highly coveted Gold, Silver or Bronze Award, or a distinguished Certificate of Excellence, to be announced and presented at the PERSPECTIVE Gala Dinner on Thursday January 25, 2024.
The sumptuous three course dinner will be held at the luxurious Kerry Hotel on the harbourfront at Hung Hom Bay.
Winners of this year’s 40 Under 40 Awards will also be recognised at the dinner – so it’s a night that you can’t afford to miss! Highlights of the fabulous 2022 dinner are captured in the video on the right.
Please mark the date in your diary and we’ll share registration details soon.
Can architects make good politicians? Absolutely, says Winnie Ho, who once designed commercial properties for local architectural firm Ho & Partners and is now Hong Kong’s Secretary of Housing. “I always see myself as an architect,” she says. And good architecture, like good politics, is all about putting people first.
While eVTOLs, otherwise known as flying taxis, won’t make their first “commercial” passenger carrying flights until the Paris Olympics next year, the futuristic aircraft and the vertiports from which they operate are ideal for densely populated cities like Hong Kong, according to a dynamic UK-based architect Andrea Wu, who’s now focusing on the emerging industry.
The thing that impressed me was the youthful spirit. Young designers, young practitioners. You could feel the spirit and quality of their work. That’s encouraging.
Congratulations to the A&D Awards for celebrating excellence in architecture. I hope more professionals join in the coming years to make its impact even more far-reaching.
Thank you, A&D Awards. You’ve been an amazing support for our practice. Without you, I think we would not be where we are today.
The standard of entries was very high… I learnt a lot from them. I think they are an insight into Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.
My advice is if you don’t enter you will not know how good or bad you are. So enter and share your projects on a great platform of design.
I’ve seen some really good projects and outside the box concepts, so I can’t wait to see more interesting work next year.
I think the projects are of really high caliber, and the awards are an endorsement of the quality of design. I think everyone should support them.