On May 21st 2014, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Hong Kong Chapter collaborating with Pacific Place will unveil a series of interactive, public installations by the best emerging architectural talent at Pacific Place in collaboration with Swire Properties in the 3 week-long SHOP! installation to celebrate Pacific Place 25th Anniversary.
Conceived by RIBA Hong Kong Chapter in partnership with Pacific Place, SHOP! 2014 is part of a series of 3 architectural events for the city by RIBA: EAT! SHOP! TALK!
The SHOP! installation brings Lifestyle, Fashion and Design together in a number of separate installations, where architects have been given the opportunity to take over the public ground floor spaces of one of Hong Kong’s largest and pre-eminent shopping malls. They will showcase their talents during the month of May, promoting design excellence and to celebrate Pacific Place’s 25 anniversary as a place to remember.
The SHOP! competition, launched in January 2014, sought to pair emerging RIBA- registered, Hong Kong-based design talents to specific spaces within Swire Properties’ Pacific Place. The competition aimed to give these young designers a valuable opportunity to work on a direct commission with Hong Kong’s highest profile mixed-use developer, and provides Swire Properties with striking and unique experimental architecture.
The seven winning teams, each of whom will receive a HKD10,000 honourarium sponsored by Pacific Place, were selected on 27th February 2014 from 40 entries to the RIBA-run SHOP! competition by a jury panel comprising RIBA Hong Kong Chapter, Swire Properties, and guest panelist Hugh Broughton, designer of the renowned British Antarctic Research Station.
A number of these designs are being developed by the competition-winning design teams, comprised of RIBA members of the Hong Kong design community, fusing talents from architecture and the creative industries.
Three winning designs will be installed in Pacific Place from 21st May for a 3 week public exhibition across three ground floor locations connecting Garden Court LG1 to Park Court L1. The winning designs and teams are as follows:
– Project: The Curious Horns
– Team: Howard Chung, Irene Cheng, Sabah Ashiq
– Project: Walk of Fame
– Team: Edmond Wong, Gary Law, Kylie Chan, Charis Mok and Enlin Zhuang
– Project: Cloud Landscape
– Team: Slavomir Siska, Ruyin Liu and Tie Fan
– Project: Green Column
– Team: Johnathan van der Stel, Sonja Stoffels and Julia Mok
– Project: The Mad Typewriter
– Team: Billy Chu, Jacqueline Chak, Alan Cheung, Sarah Mui and Maxwell Mutanda
– Project: Birthday Stamps
– Team: Hour 25
– Project: Floral Grow
– Team: Edmond Wong, Gary Law, Kylie Chan and Charis Mok and Enlin Zhuang
Throughout 2014 the RIBA HK Chapter is organising a series of three further architecture events reflecting what Hong Kong loves best: TALK! a lively discussion show inviting local designers and artists to debate on architecture, design and arts in July; EAT! an edible architecture contest to showcase the ability of creating with food planned for October, and; CELEBRATE! the end of year RIBA HK social and networking event.