Message from the Chair

Dear HKAC Members and Friends,

It is my great pleasure and honour to serve the Hong Kong Architecture Centre, a meaningful platform, to promote good Architecture to the Public.

“Architecture for All” is our motto, and our vision is to inspire and build a better place on earth for everyone. Through our various activities – from architectural walks, talks and study trips, as well as radio programme and articles – we hope to serve as a bridge between architecture and the community, elevating the public’s awareness and understanding of architecture and the making of a city!

In the past years, we have made many attempts to create values for People, Community and our Society. With all the hard works of our previous Chairs, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Members, HKAC has accomplished some small steps:

Our Project the “10-Most-liked Hong Kong Architecture” has won the Art Development Council - Art Promotion Award in 2015, PR Awards - GOLD Award - Best Engagement - Mass Community; Silver Award - Most Effective PR Campaign; Bronze Award -Best PR Campaign – Public in 2016, and recently it has won the 2017 Japan Good Design Award.

For Archi-Walk, we have set up regular and special Architecture walks in Hong Kong, and also the founding of the Docent Academy and its Archi-Docent training courses, together with various Archi-Education programmes.

For Archi-Talk, a series of Architecture Talks are organized and open for the public to cultivate a deeper understanding into what Architecture is.

For Archi-Trip, architecture study trips out of Hong Kong are our very popular programmes. We have been to Turkey, Iran, Nordics, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the mainland.

For Archi-Platform, we cross-over various organizations to create and foster engagement with the community to appreciate architecture through interactive and cross-disciplinary events.

For Archi-Net, we are connecting with public through the Metro Radio programme 建築隨意門 and weekly article at Skypost’s 筆講建築 to share with the public our knowledge, experience and insights.

To ignite the passion in us, to build collectively a better place on earth.

Best Regards,
Tony Ip
HKAC Chair 2019-21