Saturday 04 September 2021
Hong Kong Horizontal Metropolis. A Paradigm Shift. Formal Opening
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- 17:00-17:20 Gianni Talamini, Andrea Palmioli, curators’ welcome and overview
- 17:20-18:00 Lectio Magistralis: Paola Viganò School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering ENAC, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, IUAV University of Venice, Principal of StudioPaolaViganò
- 18:00-19:00 Panel discussion followed by participants Q&A
- Paola Viganò, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) IUAV University of Venice, principal of StudioPaolaViganò
- Mathieu Berger, Metrolab, Institute for the Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies (IACCHOS), UCLouvain
- Kelly Shannon, Department of Architecture, University of KU Leuven
- George C S Lin, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong
- Joshua Bolchover, Co-Founder of Rural Urban Framework, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
Paola Viganò architect and urbanist , is Professor in Urban Theory and Urban Design at the EPFL (Lausanne) where she heads the lab-U and the new interdisciplinary Habitat Research Centre. She is also professor at IUAV University Venice, and guest professor in several international schools. She was visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard in 2012 and 2013 and Thomas Jefferson Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia in 2017. In 2013 she has received the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme in France; in 2016 the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the UCL; in 2017 the Flemish Culture Award for Architecture (Ultima Architectuur) and in 2018 the Golden medal to the career of Milano Triennale. From 1990 to 2014, together with Bernardo Secchi, she was in charge of Studio, working on numerous urban projects in Europe. Since 2015 StudioPaolaViganò has been working on urban, landscape projects and public spaces in Europe and has won several international competitions, including recently the competitions for the Lecco lakefront, the design of two large-scale “ring parks” on the future capping of the highway in Antwerp, and the masterplan for the “Porte Ouest” in Charleroi.
Lectio Magistralis: The Horizontal Metropolis: a radical project
Dr. Shannon is co-founder of Research Urbanism and Architecture (RUA) whose projects include the master plan revision for Cantho and the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, both approved by the Prime Minister. She writes regularly in various journals and has edited/ authored a number of books revolving around landscape, infrastructure and urbanism. Before entering academia, she obtained her architect’s license (NY) and worked at Mitchell/Giurgola (NYC), Hunt Thompson (London), Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Genoa) and Gigantes/Zenghelis (Athens).
Hong Kong Horizontal Metropolis. A Paradigm Shift.
Saturday 11 September 2021 First Session: 10:00-11:30. Second Session 17:00-18:30
Radical Ecologies: The session critically inquiries established socioeconomic paradigms to propose novel approaches and values to respond to the impelling environmental crisis.
First Session: 10:00-11:30
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- Andrew Marton, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria, Canada
- 10:00-10:15 Mary Ann O’Donnell, Independent Scholar, Co-Director at CZC Special Forces
- 10:15-10:30 Maxime Decaudin, Division of Landscape Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
- 10:30-10:45 Andrea Palmioli, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham Ningbo
- 10:45-11:30 Roundtable discussion and Q&A from participants
Dr. Andrew Marton specializes in contemporary Chinese studies. His research revolves around the study of patterns and processes of spatial economic transformation in China’s mega-urban regions, with a particular focus on the lower Yangzi delta. Other research interests in China include studies of administrative restructuring, hybrid spaces of production and consumption in the countryside, internationalization of education, and the emergence of new urban spaces for the visual arts and other creative industries in Shanghai, Beijing and Ningbo. Dr. Marton is also undertaking research examining the doctrine of the unequal treaties and China’s approach to international law.
Presentation title:Reading between the Coastlines: A Cultural Geography of the Nantou Peninsula
The presentation charts the history of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone from the perspective of the Nantou Peninsula, tracking how landlocked settlements displaced littoral villages as the dominant form of inhabitation. This perspective makes visible a geo-cultural transition from maritime to terrestrial lifeways. One result of this geo-cultural transition has been the concomitant transvaluation of coastlines understood as connective sites of departure and landing to coastlines understood as enclosing borders.
Bio: Artist-Ethnographer Mary Ann O’Donnell has sought alternative ways of inhabiting Shenzhen, the flagship of China’s post Mao economic reforms. O’Donnell creates and contributes to projects that reconfigure and repurpose shared spaces, where our worlds mingle and collide, sometimes collapse, and often implode. Ongoing projects include her blog, “Shenzhen Noted” and the Handshake 302 Art Space. In January 2017, the University of Chicago Press published Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City, which she co-edited with Winnie Wong and Jonathan Bach and in December, she curated the “Migrations: Home and Elsewhere” exhibition at the P+V Gallery for the seventh edition of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture. Her research has been published in positions: east asian cultures critique, TDR: The Drama Review, and the Hong Kong Journal of Cultural Studies.
Presentation Title:Hong Kong Landscapes as Heritage
This presentation explores the historical formation of Hong Kong landscapes as cultural heritage to be interpreted and conserved. In the current context of global environmental crisis, a purely ecological understanding of the environment has guided most conservation policy and practice for several decades, which has been at the expense of its cultural value. By acknowledging the long historical formation of Hong Kong landscapes and revealing the values and processes, in particular during the first decades of British colonization, that have shaped the environment we inherit today, this presentation aims to extend heritage conservation beyond the city.
Bio: Trained as an architect, Maxime Decaudin is a Visiting Lecturer in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. His research aims to contribute to the emerging field of environmental history in Hong Kong. His publications include Geological Discrimination: Granite and the Early British Colonisation of Hong Kong and Founding the Barren Rock: Landscape transformations and discourses in nineteenth-century colonial Hong Kong. Maxime is currently completing his PhD dissertation in Art History on the environmental history of British colonization of Hong Kong landscapes throughout the 19th century. His teaching addresses issues of landscape heritage and conservation in Hong Kong.
Presentation Title: Guangdong’s Biocultural Landscapes: Linking Natural and Social Systems Through Placenames
Guangdong’s rural areas are at risk of excessive fragmentation and a drastic loss of biodiversity due to regional massive urbanization. The heterogeneity of its landscape is an expression of interactions and interrelationships reflecting both interdependence and adaptation between communities and the local environment which are conveyed through the use of place names, or toponyms. However, other disciplines in ecology commonly exclude the impact of anthropogenic factors on the ecological processes which can generate gaps between social and environmental management of ecosystems, accentuating the need for greater integration between ecology and culture in approaches to managing landscapes. This presentation aims to contribute overcoming the gap between the humanities and environmental science in landscape studies. It will illustrate how cultural and biotic components of Guangdong’s landscape are embedded in villages placenames and ultimately aligns with the vision of a metropolis as an agent of horizontality.
Bio: Dr. Andrea Palmioli is Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Nottingham Ningbo. Prior to that, he was visiting assistant professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at City University in Hong Kong, Visiting Teaching and Research Fellow in the Division of Landscape Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, UKNA Fellow at Shanghai Academy of Social Science and at the School of Architecture University of Tianjin among others. Dr. Palmioli holds a PhD in Architecture from the EDVTT University of Paris-Est in France and in Urbanism at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy.
His research investigates patterns and processes of spatial restructuring in China’s extended metropolitan regions with a particular focus on the rural industrialization in the Yangtze River delta. His research fields concern the ecology and planning of bioregional territories; transitional landscape patterns of Chinese urbanization; cultural landscape and visual identity of Chinese geographical place names. His work focuses on ecological and built systems as alternative urban models and prototypes.
Second Session 17:00-18:30
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- Paola Viganò, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), IUAV University of Venice, principal of StudioPaolaViganò.
- 17:00-17:15 Sébastien Marot, École d’architecture de la ville & des territoires, Université of Paris-Est
- 17:15-17:30 Andrew Tsui, Founder of Rooftop Farming Republic
- 17:30-17:45 Thomas Wang Leung Chung, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong
- 17:45- 18:00 Paul Zimmermann, Vice Chairman of the Southern District Council, CEO of Designing Hong Kong
- 18:00-18:30 Roundtable discussion and Q&A from participants
Presentation title: Taking the Country’s Side
In the context of the environmental predicament our world is now facing, how are we to envision the future relationship of agriculture and architecture, cities and countrysides?
Bio: Sébastien Marot, philosopher and historian, teaches at the École d’architecture de la Ville et des Territoires (ENSAVT), Paris-Est, and at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (EPFL). For the 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, he curated a large exhibition and published a book entitled: Taking the Country’s Side: Agriculture and Architecture (Poligrafa, Barcelona, 2019).
Presentation Title: Hong Kong – A city of extremes.
The fiscal driven policy to limit land supply combined with constrained interaction with our hinterland has resulted in urban extremes. As integration under the “one country, two systems” evolves, how will the city cope?
Bio: Paul Zimmerman is an elected councilor, representing the Pok Fu Lam constituency in Hong Kong, and CEO of Designing Hong Kong, a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting sustainability, quality of life and good design as core values in planning, development and governance. Its aim is to improve Hong Kong’s collective ability to plan and deliver a ‘beautiful’ city. Designing Hong Kong is a member of the World Urban Campaign by UN-Habitat. Designing Hong Kong Projects include “Drink Without Waste”; “Walking With Wheels”, “Designing Hong Kong Harbour District”; “Save Our Country Parks”; and many others. For more information, see: www.designinghongkong.com, www.paulzimmerman.hk, www.countryparks.hk; www.drinkwithoutwaste.org.
Born in the Nvetherlands, Paul arrived in Hong Kong in 1984. He has a Masters in Social Science (Economics) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning from The University of Hong Kong. Prior to his public work, he built and sold a successful graphic design company and was the Executive Director of MF Jebsen International with responsibility for travel and automotive businesses. Paul was awarded an Honorary Membership of the American Institute of Architects (HK) for his role in improving the harbourfront of Victoria Harbour.
Presentation title: The quest of building a food regenerative eco-system integrated with urban spaces and communities. Learning and possibilities.
In the past decade of implementing urban farming projects on skyscrapers and urban spaces in Hong Kong and China, one common pain point of the AEC and building management industry observed by Andrew and his team is the uncertainty and lack of framework to effectively manage, sustain and value the outcomes.
This limits the imaginations of all stakeholders involved towards maximising the environmental and social potential of these edible green spaces. Andrew would like to engage everyone in a rethinking of urban green spaces beyond landscaping, and unlocking a vibrant array of impact on the environment, communities, food system and the culture of a city through urban farming.
Bio: Andrew is an impact entrepreneur and urban farmer following his previous professional roles in both the public and private sector served in the Military Defence Forces and Asset Management respectively.
Having grown up in both Hong Kong and Singapore which are highly urbanised and heavily reliant on imported food, and with his background in real-estate and civil engineering, he realised the potential of urban spaces in Hong Kong to make a difference in the relationship people had with their community and food, he embarked on the mission to make urban farming accessible for cities since 2012.
Andrew is committed and active in the social enterprise community, serving as advisor, mentors, speakers on impact innovation, design thinking and community space making. He also serves as guest lecturer on investment to impacts, business innovation and sustainability. His experience and interest is in curating projects around circular economy, green tech, resilient and sustainable smart city.
Andrew graduated from the National University of Singapore (Bachelor of Civil Engineering) and the Executive MBA programme from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Presentation title: Towards Regenerative Ecologies in Hong Kong and Shenzhen
This talk explores the notion of regenerative ecologies by considering cases that dovetail research and design teaching with ongoing and realized projects. From Hong Kong’s New Territories to Shenzhen’s post-industrial architecture, from reviving rural countryside to repurposing obsolete factories, these projects attempt to recognize localities as ecologies, understand reciprocities of specific contexts, traditions and their socio-material lifecycles so as to propose place-inspired ecologies that regenerate the relationship between architecture, people and cultivated landscape for the 21st century.
Bio: Thomas Chung is Associate Professor at School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Cambridge and has practiced as a registered architect in the United Kingdom. His recent interest regenerative architecture is reflected in internationally recognised multiple award-wining projects Value Farm (2013) and Floating Fields (2015) that fuse ecological design, productive landscape with socially innovative public space.
Since 2008, Thomas has been active in curating, exhibiting and steering the Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture in Hong Kong and Shenzhen (UABB). Thomas co-curated Refabricating City, the inaugural UABB(HK) 2008 and the Venice International Biennale 2018 Hong Kong Exhibition. Thomas also serves on the Hong Kong Architecture Centre Board of Directors (since 2009) and is Chief Editor for the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal.
From 2008-2014, Thomas co-conducted cross-scalar, typo-morphological baseline conservation studies on Hong Kong’s inner-city districts (Central District, Sheung Wan, Shau Kei Wan) evaluating the urban metabolism of multi-scalar fabric, open spaces and building typologies. Combining research with teaching since 2014, Thomas has developed Thesis and Master design studios and courses that focus on ecological design and landscape. Thomas’ current research is driven by regenerative design, including topics on countryside conservation, village revitalization, co-creative place-making, school redesign for well-being.
Saturday 18 September 2021 First Session: 17:00-18:30. Second Session 21:00-22:30Symbiotic Urbanism: The session investigates the symbiotic interrelations of social, economic, and ecological systems that contribute to the endogenous anthropogenic shaping of the landscape.
First Session 17:00-18:30
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- Cristiana Mazzoni, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, UMR AUSser, Paris.
- 17:00-17:15 John Lin, Director and Co-Founder of Rural Urban Framework, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
- 17:15-17:30 Antoine Brés, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
- 17:30-17:45 Qinyi Zhang School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Studio Paola Viganò
- 17:45-18:30 Roundtable discussion and Q&A from participants
- Alan Berger, Department of Urban Studies + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 21:00-21:15 Weiwen Huang, Director Shenzhen Center for Design and Deputy Chief Planner, Urban Planning and Land Resource Commission of Shenzhen Municipality
- 21:15-21:30 Miodrag Mitrašinović, Parsons School of Design, NYC
- 21:30-21:45 David Grahame Shane, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
- 21:45-22:30 Roundtable discussion and Q&A from participants
Saturday 25 September 2021 First Session: 10:00-11:30. Second Session 17:00-18:30
Territory: The session explores the conceptual and spatial notion of territory either as the mental construct that influences its processes of creation and erasure or as multi-layered support for understanding its contemporary urban dimensions and environmental and biotic entanglements.
First Session 10:00-11:30
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- Hendrik Tieben, School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
- 10:00-10:15 Gianni Talamini, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
- 10:15-10:30 Peter Hasdell, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- 10:30-10:45 Peter Cookson Smith, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong, founder of Urbis Limited.
- 10:45-11:00 Jianxiang He, Co-founder of O-Office Architects
- 11:00-11:30 Roundtable discussion and Q&A from participants
inclusive cities. He is a Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of
Hong Kong (CUHK). Prof. Tieben received his architecture education in Germany, Italy and Switzerland and
holds a Doctor of Science degree from ETH Zurich. He is a registered architect in Germany (AKNW) and a
Founding Member and academic advisor of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.
Over the past few years, Professor Tieben developed a series of public space and placemaking projects to
empower local communities, which were featured in international publications and biennale exhibitions. He
served as an editorial board member of the ICE Journal Urban Design and Planning and scientific board
member of the International Forum on Urbanism. In his current research, Professor Tieben focuses on the
relationships between urban forms, health and wellbeing.
Presentation title: Water, engineering, and landscape in the Greater Bay Area
How is water control shaping landscape transformation in the Greater Bay Area? How did the approach to stormwater management change over time? What are the impacts of stream channelization and stream renaturation? How are these transformations affecting people everyday life?
Bio: Gianni Talamini, Ph.D., is an Italian licensed architect, urbanist and scholar. Gianni is Assistant
Professor and Program Leader of the Master of Urban Design and Regional Planning at the City University
of Hong Kong, where he teaches and leads urban design and architecture. He gained international experience working between art, architecture and urbanism and managing the design and construction of several art and architecture exhibitions. Gianni does research on the notions of organic urbanism, spatial semiotics, and the relationship between society and space. He works for an environmentally innocuous, culturally leavened, and
spatially just society.
Presentation title: Ecosystemic logics of liminal urbanisms and urban heterogeneities: Hong Kong and the GBA
The presentation will outline necessity for comprehending liminal urbanisms and urban heterogeneities as constituent factors
for dynamic urban and ecologic development. These will draw on three key collaborative researches done by the author:
Work done in Chora Institute of Architecture and Urbanism on Liminal Bodies, Proto-urban conditions and
gameboarding; Border Ecologies research and speculative scenario development on the Hong Kong Shenzhen Border; and graduate level research done in the School of Design with TU Delft and IFoU on speculative gameboarding approaches to HK and the GBA since 2018.
Bio: Peter Hasdell, Associate Dean in the School of Design, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
is an architect, urbanist and academic, a he holds degrees in Computer Science and Architecture from the
University of Sydney and from the Architectural Association in London. Associate Dean of Academic
Programmes in the School of Design he led the Environment and Interior Design programme in the
School of Design for many years prior. Based in Hong Kong since 2007, he has practiced and held
academic positions in Europe, North America and Asia for 25 years at institutions including the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College of London), The Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, KTH Architecture School in Stockholm, Columbia University Architecture School (New York), University of East London, HKU Architecture School and University of Manitoba. Peter has been a key research associate of high profile research institutes since 1995 including: Chora Institute of Architecture and Urbanism, London, the Centre for Architecture Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.), Manitoba. He founded and directed Architecture and Urban Research Lab (A+URL), Stockholm; Pneuma Open-
source Platform and currently directs In-situ Project, a research by design platform he founded focusing on sustainable development that has designed and constructed several projects in rural China. His research work investigates metabolic systems, adaptive and co-evolutionary cities and architecture on the
scales of the city (city as a life form, urban ecology), and as architecture (interactive and responsive
architectures) Recent publications include Border Ecologies: Hong Kong’s Mainland Frontier,
Birkhauser 2016 investigated the Frontier Closed Area between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
Presentation title: The Ruin Project
Started form their Silo-top studio, the presentation showcases O-office’s experimental design practice in the PRD region where the
architect was born, focusing on one of O-office’s interests on rescue and rehabitation of industrial ruins. This Ruin Project is
considered as counteractions to the overwhelming process of urban sprawl form an independent architect.
Bio: Born and raised in PRD region of south China, He Jianxiang returned to the southern Chinese city
Guangzhou after five years of education and work experience in Europe. He co-founded O-Office Architects
with Jiang Ying in 2007, embarking on independent design practice in his home region. O-Office Architects
interests in integration of multi-culture and values. Urban renewal and re-intervention of collective living forms are the recent focus of O-office’s work. Their built projects have won important design awards both domestic and abroad, including RIBA International Award for Excellence 2021, Golden Award of ARCHASIA 2020, the 2017 AR New into Old Award, nomination of the BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016, as well as the 1st City for Humanity Award in 2020. In 2015, it was featured as one of the Design Vanguard firms by Architectural Record, and named by Domus in the list of 50 Best Architecture Firms in 2020.
Second Session: 17:00-18:30
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- Tao Zhu, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
- 17:00-17:15 Stephen Cairns, Future Cities Lab,ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich
- 17:15-17:30 Jianxi Chen, College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University (PKU), Turenscape Office, Beijing
- 17:30-17:45 Liu Heng Doreen, Founder, Principal of NODE Architecture & Urbanism, School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SAUP), Shenzhen University
- 17:45-18:00 Joachim Declerck, Founding Partner of Architecture Workroom Brussels (AWB), School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, (ENAC), Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Ghent University (Belgium)
- 18:00-18:30 Roundtable discussion and Q&A from participants
Master of Architecture and PhD in Architecture History and Theory at Columbia University. As a scholar, his research focuses on contemporary Chinese architecture and urbanism. In2010, he received the first Architectural Critics Award from the China Architecture Media Awards organized by China’s mass media Southern Metropolis Daily in collaboration with eight major Chinese architectural magazines. As an architect, his built works include Shenzhen Wenjindu Bus Terminal and two Hope Project Elementary Schools at Deyang, Sichuan and Wenxian, Gansu. He is currently designing several large scale urban and
architectural projects, including the Block 2 of Shenzhen Liuxiandong New City District (under construction) and the South District City Renovation of Dafen Village (planning stage). He also serves as the City Construction Consultant for Chang’an, a major industrial town of Dongguan, Guangdong, to assist in its urbanization process through both academic research and design practice.
Presentation title: Agropolitan and minapolitan futures
Agropolitan and minapolitan models of settlement have distinctive histories and complementary futures. This talk will outline current research from Urban-Rural Systems at Future Cities Lab (FCL) Global, foregrounding the possibilities of thinking urbanisation through the lens of terrestrial and marine forms of settlement.
Bio: Stephen Cairns is Director of Future Cities Lab (FCL) Global in Singapore, and Urban-Rural Systems design-research group, and is Professor in Architecture at ETH Zurich. He co-edits the Future Cities
Laboratory: Indicia series (with Devisari Tunas) (Lars Müller Press with NUS Press 2017, 2019 and 2021).
Presentation Title: Sponge City and Nature-based Solutions Inspired by Ancient Wisdom
A brief look at the environmental challenges we are facing and what we can do to combat them, with solutions drawn from the
nature itself as well as the ancient Chinese wisdom of survival. The discussion is backed up by three levels of actions, which are concluded from Turenscape’s extensive project experiences, focusing on the research, planning, design and implementation of
Bio: Jianxi is a registered member of the Institute of Landscape Architects of New Zealand (NZILA), who
has worked in the field of landscape planning and design for 15 years. He is particularly interested and also experienced in the areas of sustainable design and ecological infrastructure. In recent years, the practice of “Sponge City” is at the center of his projects, which he took on as both an opportunity as well as a challenge, in answering the environmental questions of his surrounding world.
Presentation title: Delta Four: from PRD to GBA – My Point of View as Architect & the Local
The presentation will discuss the common ground of the four important cities in the Pearl River Delta region – Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Macau – through years in the research and design projects of Liu Heng Doren/NODE office.
Bio: Doreen Heng LIU, is the founder and principal of NODE Architecture & Urbanism, Distinguished
Professor of Shenzhen University, Doctor of Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2004, Doreen established her own design practice NODE in Hong Kong. With her design focuses on urban regeneration, infrastructure & public space, Doreen’s leading office tries to re-investigate & re-examine the given conditions based on specific sites and issues; Through a series of critical & research based design exercises, the office is to explore and ultimately to deliver different but better alternatives in architecture and
its practice today. She taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Zurich, University of California, Berkeley. She was appointed as Distinguished Professor at the School of
Architecture and Urban Planning of Shenzhen University and director of the Greater Bay Area Innovation
Design Lab since September 2020.
NODE Architecture&Urbanism (NODE) was established in 2004. It is one of the independent architectural
design firms in South China that has received extensive attention at home and abroad. Founded and led by
Principal Architect, Doreen Heng LIU, NODE currently consists of about 20 architects and designers.
NODE is a small and high quality architectural practice in the Pearl River Delta region, which grew out of a series of projects associated and completed with the Fok Foundation of Hong Kong, and has extended its practice geographically outward.
Bio: Professor Hsia Chu-joe was born in Nanjing, Republic of China in 1947. His father Hsia Hsiao-
hua founded the Taiwan Daily. Hsia earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Feng Chia College of Engineering and Business in 1971. Hsia then attended Yale University, where he obtained a master’s degree in architecture in 1975, followed by a master’s degree in urban design two years later at Harvard University. He began teaching at what became National Taiwan University’s Graduate Institute of Building and Planning after completing his second master’s degree. In 1987, Hsia graduated fromm the University of California, Berkeley with a doctorate. Between 1997 and 2012, Hsia served as chief editor of the academic journal Cities and Design. In 2013, Hsia was elected a distinguished fellow of the International Forum on Urbanism. Between 2013 and 2016, Hsia was Yixing Chair Professor of Nanjing University. From
2014 to 2016, Hsia was president of the Asian Planning Schools Association. He later taught at Southeast University as Tongjuan Chair Professor within the School of Architecture.
In 2015, Hsia served on the Taipei City Government’s Cultural Heritage Evaluation Committee. Hsia has
been critical of Taiwan’s “twisted” development, stating in 2000, “Taiwan is seriously ill. It’s because of the dominant ideology’s focus on economic development over the past 30 years.” In 2012, Hsia described Taiwan’s attempts at cultural preservation as materialistic, due to influence by the Western world. He is a proponent of involving people in the process of reconstruction and cultural preservation.
Sunday 26 September 2021 17:00-18:15
The Horizontal Metropolis A radical Project. Official closing of the exhibition
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- Presentation of the Horizontal Metropolis publications
- 17:00-17:15 Chiara Cavalieri, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning, UCLouvain
- 17:15-17:30 Martina Barcelloni Corte, Faculty of Architecture, University of Liége
- 17:45-18:05 Conclusive notes:
- Paola Viganò, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering ENAC, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, IUAV University of Venice, Principal of StudioPaolaViganò;
- Qinyi Zhang, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), StudioPaolaViganò;
- Gianni Talamini, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong;
- Andrea Palmioli, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Notthingham Ningbo.
- 18:05-18:15 Q&A from participants
(StudioPaolaViganò, Lab-U, EPFL Lausanne), “The Language of Water” (UCLouvain with Latitude—Platform for urban research and design), ‘Green with Grey’ (Latitude, UCLouvain, KuLeuven). In 2016 she co-curated the exhibition “The Horizontal Metropolis: A radical Project”, exhibited in 2016 at “La Biennale di Venezia, 15th International Architecture Exhibition” and in 2018 at Bozar, Brussels. She is currently developing water and landscape urbanism research throughout transboundary city-territories, with a particular focus in mapping and representing the related territorial dynamics.
EPFL, IUAV Venice, Politecnico Milano, GSAPP Columbia University, National University Singapore. She is currently carrying out a research project on urban-rural soils.