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    In search of experimentation

    Multi-talented Hong Kong architect Betty Ng likens judging entries in an international awards program to taking a virtual world architecture tour. Joining the A&D Awards jury panel for the first time this year, the founder of local practice COLLECTIVE says she is hoping to see work “that we can all say we haven’t seen before.”

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    Welcome back, Bill Bensley!

    Gardener, fisherman, explorer and lover of dogs and all things natural, Bill Bensley is also one of Asia’s best known and respected architects and designers. Since opening his own studio in Bangkok in 1989, he has established an enviable reputation for designing some of the world’s most iconic hotels, resorts, homes and even palaces. Find out why he’s excited to be returning as a judge for A&D Awards 2021.

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    Living together, generously

    Challenged by curator Hashim Sarkis to imagine spaces “in which we can generously live together”, Hong Kong’s contribution to this year’s Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition is a collection of 20 installations exploring the theme of Redistribution: Land, People and Environment. Together they form the Hong Kong Collateral Event, an augmented reality experience created by a team led by HKIA President Donald Choi.

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    Transforming an inner-Sydney warehouse into a funky community gallery

    Acclaimed Hong Kong architectural practice, BARRIE HO Architecture, has long believed that the successful transformation of traditional buildings is all about understanding and engaging the local milieu. Which helps explain the firm’s latest project, the Community Gallery @ Dulwich Hill. It’s an ambitious conversion of a classic brick warehouse into an eclectic community space in an inner western suburb of Sydney.

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    Bringing an open and engaging corporate culture to life

    While some workers might be reluctant to return to the office after warming to the practice of working from home, it’s likely the employees of Korea’s Hana Financial Group can’t wait to move into the company’s remarkable new headquarters, which totally embraces health and wellness for both staff and the wider community and shuns the traditional office tower environment.

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    Shining a light on Dali’s cultural assets

    Nature-seekers and back-packers have long been drawn to Dali, in China’s Yunnan Province, by its natural beauty. Now the city, nestled between mountains and Lake Erhai, is putting arts and culture centre stage, with new developments, such as The Leas, offering a stunningly designed exhibition space to showcase local artistic themes.

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    Time waits for no one, especially in Hong Kong!

    Kwun Tong, like Hong Kong itself, is undergoing constant change as industrial buildings make way for new commercial and retail developments. So, it’s appropriate that Time Loop – a new art piece celebrating the infinite rhythm of change by celebrated British designer Paul Cocksedge – has been installed at the entrance of the district’s Yue Man Square (YM2), thanks to a donation by the Sino Group.

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    A striking new pavilion on Haikou Bay – the first of 16 to be built this year!

    The historic port city of Haikou, on China’s Hainan Island, has commissioned architects and artists from around the world to create 16 pavilions as part of an ambitious new cultural landmark project – and the first of them, The Cloudscape, has just opened to the public. If it’s anything to go by, the coastline will be a sight to behold when all the structures are completed, scheduled for the end of 2021.

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    A ribbon of red and the joy of learning inspire new workspace design

    Bean Buro co-founder Lorène Faure channelled her childhood memories and the excitement of her first day at school to create a playful and stimulating environment for the new Asia regional office of a leading UK-based group of boarding schools. The studio injected a “pop of red” which weaves its way through the open floorplan like a ribbon, helping to organise and connect different functional zones.

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    Welcome to a workplace of the future

    A sleek new office complex in Hangzhou is another striking illustration of how the future of the workplace is being reimagined following the disruptive impact of Covid-19. Indoor-outdoor courtyards, multi-level greenery and an abundance of open spaces and natural light truly set this twin-tower development by LWK + PARTNERS apart.

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