Bring Your Own Building

February 11th, 2010



Dear Architects, Designers and Planners,

We invite you to bring a physical built model of a project from your firm as a response to Hong Kong and China’s built environment. Whether it is an old project which reflected the urbanistic and contextual requirements of the time period, an ongoing design development proposed for the future or an unbuilt work. We welcome all creative contributions as statements of our built environment- past, present and future.


- Your firm must be a registered member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institute of Planners or Hong Kong Designers Association.

- The model must fit within 594mm (width) x 420mm (depth) base plate equivalent to an A2 size.

-  Each firm is limited to ONE submission only.

Please register by submitting your project title, location of the building, scale of the model and company name to before 12th February, 2010. The details of the label for display purposes will be sent upon receipt of the registration.

Models are welcome on site starting from 23rd February, 2010, and will be on display until the closing of the Biennale on 27th February, 2010. The final models will be displayed and placed in a grid format- and will form the basis of the BYOBiennale final forums dealing with participation. We are counting on your contribution.

Bring Your Own Books

February 10th, 2010

Remember our BYOBooks open call for a book donation? Here’s a quick update on some of the books received! Come along to enjoy a quiet afternoon at the waterfront promenade, and browse through our collection of donated books at the BYO Reading Café [W67]!


S,M,L,XL by O.M.A. , Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau

donated by FUBALABO (Mari Fujita and Michael Barton) with their own interpretation of the book

blur: the making of nothing by Diller + Scofidio

donated by DillerScofidio + Renfro


Diller+ Scofidio (+ Renfro): The Ciliary Functionby Guido Incerti, Daria Ricchi and Deane Simpson

donated by DillerScofidio + Renfro

Thesis: The COnversion of a Historical Building to a Hotel Complex Shatin, Hong Kongby William O. Lim, 1980

donated by William Lim

Beginnings: MOS, The 2009 Martell Lecture

donated by MOS

flowers by SCAPE Landscape Architecture

donated by Kate Orff

Open Call for Submissions (BYOBotanist | Banner) DEADLINE: November 2, 2009

October 21st, 2009

Open Call Web Poster

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