Curious building shaped like a Wok on two legs, designed to look good on the skyline this is an early ‘icon building’. I felt that the place was a bit tacky and that the circulation was tight and confusing – and simply took in the magnificent view.
Hong Kong guides tend to be by tourists, or inhabitants, but this is by neither. Written by a temporary worker – architect and writer – on a two month secondment from the UK, the guide takes an offbeat look at every day life in Hong Kong rather than the tourist sites.
The octagonal buildings, clad with a dark blue refractive glass curtain wall, were designed by American architect Paul Rudolph who was working at the time as a design consultant for Wong & Ouyang. The buildings’ main construction contractor was Hip Hing Construction.
RIAS Scottish Awards – shortlist from a selection of over 50 buildings across Scotland, 14 of which were visited – RIAS Scottish Architecture Award: Scottish building prizes by Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland.
The creative Bash (30.10.01) at the Borough Hotel was most intriguing: various artists outdoing each other in claiming pecunity with various funders in observance! The Lighthouse had organised the second Creative Entrepreneurs Club.
The Centre for Genomic Sciences (formerly known as Genome Research Centre) was established to provide leadership in genome research in Hong Kong and the region by developing expertise and infrastructure for studies in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.