Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm - Exhibition Opening
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10,
Noting the 15 year milestone of Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty, the Center for Architecture in New York opens the exhibition Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm on December 10, 2012. Home to over seven million people and one of the world’s major financial centers, Hong Kong has been a nexus of rapid development and change during this time and has been shaped, in part, by New York architects.
The exhibition features three selected architectural projects built in Hong Kong since 1997 and designed by New York architects: the International Finance Center (IFC) by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Hysan Place by Kohn Pedersen Fox; and the Asia Society by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. Commissioned photography illustrating a Hong Kong perspective is included, by noted photographer Chan Yiu Hung (Ah Hung), founder of the Hong Kong Cultural Imaging Workshop. His work situates these buildings in their unique physical and historical contexts, as well as illustrating the evolving Hong Kong skyline.
Introductory Remarks: Jill Lerner, FAIA
Remarks: Cesar Pelli, FAIA; Tod Williams, FAIA; William Louie, FAIA; Anita Chan, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, New York; Jonathan Solomon, Exhibition Curator
Panel Discussion: 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
A simulcast panel discussion with AIA Hong Kong, regarding the issues of “Expanding the Public Realm,” following Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm - Exhibition Opening
Fred Clarke, FAIA // Pelli Clarke Pelli // IFC
Tod Williams, FAIA // Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects // Asia Society
Robert Whitlock, AIA // Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates // Hysan Place
Moderated by: Clifford Pearson, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record
Organized by: AIANY Global Dialogues Committee, AIA Hong Kong, and Asia Society Hong Kong
AIANY Global Dialogues Committee Chairs: Jeffrey A Kenoff AIA, Bruce Fisher AIA
Panel Discussion: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=5184
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