2022 Winner

Mr Hin Fai Kenji Wong

Title: Project Director
Company: Lead8 Hong Kong Limited
Design Philosophy:

Over the past 15 years of practice as an architect and designer, I came across a wide range of project experiences from masterplanning, architectural design to interior design. I am glad to be given opportunities to involve and contribute to numerous iconic design projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia Pacific Region. My completed architectural works include some major award-winning developments in Mainland China and Asia Pacific region such as Parc Central Guangzhou, Longfor Central Chengdu, IAPM Shanghai, Westgate Singapore and the nearly completed Shanghai International Trade City (ITC). I am also taking the lead on historical conservation projects including Beijing Road development in Guangzhou and North Bund Shanghai by China central place. I believe architects could better people’s living standard by improving the living environment and bringing quality space through sustainable design. I believe strongly that quality space can be achieved by innovation with complexity articulated via new typologies or blurring spatial boundaries. Creating a 2nd level pedestrian network and integrating green spaces with building is one such example. It is also important to refine and respect local culture in contemporary design. One should know the past before creating the future. I look forward to be recognized by my efforts through design innovation and my pro-bono initiative on sharing and bridging the general public’s concern with Hong Kong’s architectural history. As a co-curator and a member of Hong Kong Brutalism Research Group which consist of architects, designers, photographer, concrete artists and students, we have contributed to the documentation to rediscover the neglected Brutalist architecture in Hong Kong. An exhibition “Unknown Brutalism Architecture in Hong Kong” was held for the purpose. Symposium, talks and interviews was conducted on the related topic. And the research and related publication is still on going. I look forward to inspire others on the contribution.