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Cultural & Architecture Tours in West Kowloon

February 21st, 2010
Remnants of the past in Yau Ma Tei
Tour Dates: 30 Jan 2010 – 6 Mar 2010
every Saturday, 10 tours (no tour on 13 feb 2010)Cultural & Architecture Tours in West Kowloon

Cultural & Architecture Tours in West Kowloon

Remnants of the past in Yau Ma Tei

Tour Dates: 30 Jan 2010 – 6 Mar 2010

every Saturday, 10 tours (no tour on 13 feb 2010)

Tour Time: 14:30 – 16:30 (Tour 1); 15:30 – 17:30 (Tour 2)

Enquiry : Hong Kong Architecture Centre

Tel : 2805 7146

Fax : 2110 1607

email : plateen.archicentre@gmail.com/ loriarchicentre@gmail.com


油麻地建築之旅

活動日期︰30/01/2010 至 06/03/2010

活動時間︰ 14:30-16:30 (Tour 1); 15:30-17:30 (Tour 2)

詢問:香港建築中心

電話:2805 7146

電郵:plateen.archicentre@gmail.com/ loriarchicentre@gmail.com

Old Shops in Shanghai Street

Tour Dates: 19 Dec 2009 – 27 Feb 2010

every Saturday, 20 tours (no tour on 13 feb 2010)

Tour Time: 13:00 – 15:00 (Tour 1); 15:30 – 17:30 (Tour 2)

Enquiry : Hulu Culture

Tel : 9746 4396/ 6537 1318

Fax : 2321 3758

email : info@huluhk.org/ winni.hulu@gmail.com

上海街文化之旅

活動日期︰19/12/2009 至 27/2/2010

活動時間︰13:00-15:00 (Tour 1); 15:30-17:30 (Tour 2)

詢問:文化葫蘆

電話:9746 4396/ 6537 1318

電郵:info@huluhk.org/ winni.hulu@gmail.com


Tour Time: 14:30 – 16:30 (Tour 1)
15:30 – 17:30 (Tour 2)
Enquiry : Hong Kong Architecture Centre
Tel : 2805 7146
Fax : 2110 1607
email : plateen.archicentre@gmail.com
loriarchicentre@gmail.com
油麻地建築之旅
活動日期︰30/01/2010 至 06/03/2010
活動時間︰ 14:30-16:30 (Tour 1)
15:30-17:30 (Tour 2)
詢問:香港建築中心
電話:2805 7146
電郵:plateen.archicentre@gmail.com
loriarchicentre@gmail.com
Old Shops in Shanghai Street
Tour Dates: 19 Dec 2009 – 27 Feb 2010
every Saturday, 20 tours (no tour on 13 feb 2010)
Tour Time: 13:00 – 15:00 (Tour 1)
15:30 – 17:30 (Tour 2)
Enquiry : Hulu Culture
Tel : 9746 4396




Bring Your Own Building

February 11th, 2010

BYOBuilding

BRING YOUR OWN BUILDING

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.


Requirements:

- 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 info@hkszbiennale.org 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]!

BYOBooks

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


BYOBooks


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



February 9th to 25th | Celebrate the year of the tiger at the Biennale! LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE BIENNALE! Closing on 27th February!

February 4th, 2010

9-25th February

BYOBaby Tiger
Main Pavilion[M1], February 14th – 16th 2010, 15:00-17:00

Doll your little ones up in their finest tiger costumes or Chinese New Year attire and head down to West Kowloon Cultural District to have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes by having photos taken using FujiFilm instax mini7 camera. Participants under 12 will be rewarded with a special Biennale balloon and their photos will be displayed at the Main Pavilion. Up until Feb 27th the public can vote for the best costume on site and online, and the lucky winner will receive a FujiFilm instax mini7 camera (sponsored by China- Hongkong Photo) and a limited edition Biennale education kit. The winner will be notified by phone or by email directly.


BYOBlanket to the Lunar New Year Fireworks
West Kowloon Waterfront, February 15th 2010

Snag a coveted spot on the West Kowloon Cultural District waterfront, aptly situated along Kowloon Harbour, as Hong Kong rings in the year of the tiger with its annual fireworks display on February 15th. BYOBlanket, find a cozy spot on the green Biennale site, and soak in the visual spectacle of the fireworks alongside the cultural display of the Biennale.

A helpful hint: BYOBinoculars for an even more intimate fireworks show!


BYORed Pocket
Pocket Fence[E58], February 9th – 25th 2010

Enliven the Pocket Fence [E58] by hanging your own red pockets, printed with your surname on it, to the Pocket Fence exhibit structure and create vibrant red spaces within the three semi-enclosed areas. The Chinese loves red, because red symbolizes vitality, happiness and good fortune whilst giving out red pockets has long been a CNY custom to bring best wishes. The participants are encouraged to write their own wishes on the back of the red pockets as well. The collection of red pockets with wishes from different families will enable the curatorial team to make records and map family connections.



COMING SOON: A Family Friendly Fantastic February!

February 1st, 2010

Family Friendly Fantastic February!



February updates from the Biennale

February 1st, 2010


23 & 24th Jan| A weekend at the Biennale

January 24th, 2010

Weekend 23-24th January

| City Image & Identity An Urban Design Roundtable |
Main Pavilion, 22 January 2010, 16.30-18.30


Discussion on urban issues – Presented by UDC AIA HK Organized by Dr. Sujata S. Govada, LEED®AP, AICP, HKIP, Managing Director, Co Chair, Urban Design Committee, AIA Hong Kong. Discussing on Hong Kong urban issue. How can Hong Kong improve its image and identity to compete with other Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing, regional cities like Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, and international cities like London, Chicago and New York.

| Street Culture: Art + Design + Activism | [Offsite Partner Event]
Fringe Theatre, 23 January 2010, 10.00-12.30


Join a debate on Saturday with Henry Steiner (Designer), Benny Chia (Arts administrator), Law Man-lok (Artist), Mirana May Szeto (Literature), Tony Lam (Architect) and Oscar Ho (Curator). Organized and moderated by Paul Zimmerman,founding member of Designing Hong Kong Limited, a not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable planning in Hong Kong.



| HKIP Public Forum on Planning for Cultural Districts in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta |
Cultural Classroom, 23 January 2010, 14.30 – 16.30


Convenor: Mr. KK Ling, Immediate Past President of HKIP and will be conducted in Mandarin and Cantonese only. Speakers include: Mr. Augustine Ng, Project Director, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority | Dr. Jose Chui, Chairman, Macau Urban Planning Institute | Prof. Wang Lu-min, Director of Urban Planning and Design Research Institute, University of Shenzhen | Prof. Lu Qi, School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou


| Preview of ‘Regeneration’ – a counterpoint installation to ‘Excavation’ | [Offsite Event]
Graham Street Market (at the corner of Gage Street and Gutzlaff Street, Central), 23 January 2010, 19.00


by Kingsley Ng, Syren Johnstone and Daniel Patzold.


| Xu Bing Forest Project | [Private Event]
Cultural Classroom, West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, 24 January 2010, 10.30-12.00


Forest Project seeks to establish a self-sustaining system that links art lovers in developed countries with local communities in developing countries. Proceeds from developed countries in this system will be used for tree-planting purposes in the developing countries. The two worlds are linked symbiotically through online auctions of artwork created by students from primary schools. This time around, a tree-planting event in Hong Kong will be included as part of the project. The project hopes to increase environmental awareness through the different expressions in art form.


| Pun Choi Feast | [Private Event]
Helicopter Landing Pad, 24 January 2010, 10.30 – 14.30


Organized by O.S.J. Funds to the Elderlies Kowloon Federation of Association, this is a pre-Chinese New Y ear get together for the 2,000 elderlies.



Last weekend at the Biennale

January 24th, 2010


23 January| Hong Kong Institute of Planners Forum

January 21st, 2010

HKIP Forum 23 January

香港規劃師學會公眾論壇:香港及珠江三角洲文化區規劃
HKIP Public Forum on Planning for Cultural Districts in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta


日期: 一月二十三日(星期六)
Date : 23 January (Saturday)


時間: 下午二時半至四時半
Time : 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


場地 : 文化課室[W63],西九龍海濱長廊
Venue: Cultural Classroom [W63], West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade


語言: 廣東話/普通話(不設即時傳譯)
Language: Cantonese/Mandarin (without SI)


主持人: 凌嘉勤先生, 香港規劃師學會前會長
Convenor: Mr. KK Ling, Immediate Past President of HKIP

嘉賓講者Speakers


伍華强先生|西九龍文化區管理局發展項目總監
Mr. Augustine Ng | Project Director, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


崔世平博士|澳門城市規劃學會會長
Dr. Jose Chui | Chairman, Macau Urban Planning Institute


王魯民教授|深圳大學城市規劃設計研究院院長
Prof. Wang Lu-min | Director of Urban Planning and Design Research Institute, University of Shenzhen


陸琦教授|廣州華南理工大學建築學院
Prof. Lu Qi | School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou



A fun-filled Saturday on January 16th!

January 16th, 2010

Events for 16 Jan

11:45 – 12:00
Media Reception

Main Pavilion [M1]

12:00 – 13:00
Two Wongs Going to Sea
Main Pavilion [M1] -> sea -> LCSD site [W60]

One of the major highlights of HKSZ Biennale, Kacey Wong will go to sea on his “Paddling Home” and Stanley Wong will go to sea on his “Heaven on Earth”.  Kacey has already attracted a lot of media attention with his “Paddling Home,” but this time, he’s really “risking” his life to go to sea.
Stanley’s “Heaven on Earth” is yet to be unveiled, but he has never disappointed us.

13:00 – 14:30

BYOBall Match
BYOBall [E55]

Co-organized by Sebastien St-Jean and Olo Nitka, BYOBall features a 3-way pitch with 3 goals and 60 people playing at the same time.  Can you imagine what a game it will be?
Hmm, come and see for yourself.


14:30 – 15:30
myCity-to-Pattern

Cultural Classroom [W63]

In this educational workshop conducted by Mr. Andrew Tirta, digital tools will be used where participants can play with images and transform them into three-dimensional models by using the CNC milling machine, producing objects
for participants to take home.

15:00 – 17:00

BYOBowl: Harvest your own Salad

Eco Farm – Green Pixel [E34]
It’s time to harvest the vegetables planted by over 160 kids on Nov 15!
BYOBowl and enjoy a salad made with freshly harvested organic vegetables on-site, or BYOBag and take a salad home to enjoy.  Organized by Pat Chu of S.E.E.D. and the Organic Farm, one of the Biennale’s exhibitors of Eco Farm- Green Pixel

RSVP to seed@seed.org.hk

17:00 – 19:00

Moving on from… the Copenhagen UN Climate Summit
Main Pavilion [M1]

In an engaging forum organized by the Professional Green Building Council, 6 distinguished speakers will discuss the Copenhagen UN Climate Summit and what it means for Hong Kong.  Speakers include: Ms Debra Lam, ARUP; Ms. Fontane Lau, Hong Kong Climate Tracker; Mr. Lam Chiu Ying, Ex-Director of Hong Kong Observatory; Dr. William Yu, WWF Hong Kong; Mr. KS Wong, Professional Green Building Council Chairman; Ryan Ng of World College, with 3 student attendees of the Copenhagen Conference.

RSVP to info@hkszbiennale.org on or before 15 January.


19:00 – 19:45
Special BYOB Lecture – The Socially Responsible Architect

Main Pavilion [M1]

Discussing his essay featured in the Biennale catalogue, Chan Koon Chung will lead a lecture on the topic of the Socially Responsible Architect.  A must for architects and design fans alike!


Introduction by Marisa Yiu (Chief Curator), Moderated by Eric Schuldenfrei (Curator for Exhibition, Education, Film and Media)


‘His words carry weight. He is one of the most experienced players in Chinese media, having founded magazines, written and produced feature films and TV dramas, started and run a satellite TV station, and written novels, collections of essays and even a treatise on Marxist literary criticism. In the early 1990s, he pioneered Hong Kong investment in Mainland cultural and entertainment businesses…In 1976 Chan Koon-chung founded the groundbreaking cultural Magazine Hao Wai (City Magazine), which started out as a tabloid biweekly, something like the Village Voice, and transformed itself into the most profitable glossy lifestyle magazine in Hong Kong. In its first decade, Hao Wai caught a certain cultural moment in Hong Kong — the adolescence of the city, the moment when a group of Hong Kong hipsters at the cutting edge of Hong Kong’s cultural life started writing, in Chinese, about cosmopolitan affairs of concern to every other major world city. The magazine’s scope was generous: everything from gay culture to left wing theory to fashion.’- by Jeremy Goldkorn (for DANWEI Chinese media, advertising, and urban life, June 11 2004)

RSVP to info@hkszbiennale.org on or before 15 January.



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