An event-filled month for Hong Kong

Embarking on a dynamic month of transformative events, our Hong Kong studio highlights pressing issues via insightful panels, an exhibition and an exploration of sustainable development models for the city’s future.

It’s been a busy month of events in Hong Kong with a client event and exhibition in the studio and Hong Kong Managing Principal and Global Urban Infrastructure Sector Co-Leader Peter Morley participating in a panel discussion and presentation at the city’s most prominent design-focused event, the Business of Design Week conference.

Alongside Peter, the panel featured Chris van Duijn from OMA and Marthijn Pool from Space&Matter and the discussion was moderated by Betty Ng. Together the speakers shared insights from their transformative projects on groundbreaking approaches to crafting sustainable environments that harmonise with nature.

The overall series of Hassell events and talks explored the theme Radical Rethinking: Sustainable development models for Hong Kong’s future.’

Discussions focused on the convergence of four factors in the city and some radical solutions to address them:

— A looming oversupply of new grade-A buildings

— A large amount of buildings coming to the end of their lifecycle

— The housing shortage that plagues Hong Kong

— Planned construction of new infrastructure corridors and substantial new urban development known as the Northern Metropolis, integrating Hong Kong with Shenzhen

At the client event, Peter Morley and Hassell Principal Tom Herron shared insights from research undertaken across Hassell that is relevant to the issues in Hong Kong, as well as exploratory models for the next phase of development in the city.

Hong Kong has the infrastructure and the density to enable it to become one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Through our content we’ve explored some models that would support this and address some of the issues that will be central to Hong Kong’s future.” 

— Peter Morley, Managing Principal / Co-leader - Urban Infrastructure Sector, Hassell

The exhibition remains open to the public until Friday 8 December.


November 30, 2023

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