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Revitalised and Sustainable Communities

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 10:30 - 11:45

Location: Sustainable Communities Theatre

Cities & Mobility

Overview

Featuring three signature projects, this session will showcase how sustainable buildings can reintegrate into and rejuvenate community with culture and art, balance revitalisation and conservation, enhance neighbourhood’s wellbeing by offering new life and purposes for historical buildings.

Learnings

  • How do you see the relationship between your project and the neighbourhood? How did you integrate your project with the neighbourhood?
  • What are the benefits of introducing sustainable features into a rejuvenated district or conservation project?
  • What were the challenges facing you as you blend in sustainability features into your unique project?

Post Event Actions

  • Apply the knowledge and insights into their building projects to achieve building sustainability
  • Enhance awareness of the importance of sustainable building in enhancing a city’s liveability and quality of life
  • Seek for further knowledge enhancement in the area of sustainable buildings through attending professional trainings and / or joining professional bodies such as HKGBC

Speakers

MODERATOR

Man-kit Leung

Director / Director of Sustainable Design

Ronald Lu & Partners

Man-kit Leung

Director / Director of Sustainable Design

Ronald Lu & Partners

Man-kit LEUNG is the Director of Sustainable Design of Ronald Lu & Partners, and Principal Behaviourist of RLP’s insight partner, Behave. Mr LEUNG was awarded SIA-Uniseal G-Architect Laureate in 2014 by the Singapore Institute of Architects. He has been recognised around the world for his specialised knowledge and integrated skills in sustainable, net-zero building design projects.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Hong Kong becomes one of the TOP 10 most liveable cities in the World.

Eric Poon

Executive Director, Commercial

Urban Renewal Authority

Eric Poon

Executive Director, Commercial

Urban Renewal Authority

Mr Eric Poon is a professional quantity surveyor.   He is currently the Executive Director, Commercial in the Urban Renewal Authority, taking charge of matters relating to planning and design; property and land; and corporate services.  He is also a Director of the Hong Kong Green Building Council and a member of the Construction Industry Council.

Ellie Tang

Head of Sustainability

New World Development Company Limited

Ellie Tang

Head of Sustainability

New World Development Company Limited

Ellie Tang is currently Head of Sustainability at New World Development Company Limited and K11 Concepts Limited, where she founded the function and drives the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China, leads sustainable financing initiatives, and founded Nature Discovery Park at K11 MUSEA.

Ray Zee

Chief Designer / General Manager - Design Department

Nan Fung Development Limited

Ray Zee

Chief Designer / General Manager - Design Department

Nan Fung Development Limited

Ray Zee has been practicing in architectural design internationally for over 30 years, and is specialized in office, residential, hotel, commercial and civic projects.  He gained solid and extensive experience from local developers e.g. Nan Fung Development Limited and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited Since 2009, Ray has been leading Nan Fung’s Design Department as Chief Designer on projects spanning from Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and other areas across China to Singapore, London, and New York.  In addition, his background has also included extended professional periods in the offices of IM Pei and Sir Norman Foster.

Ray was the lead designer of the innovative mixed-use project, The Mills in Tsuen Wan.  This project won the HKIA Medal of the Year of Hong Kong and Special Architectural Award for Heritage and Adaptive Re-use in the 2018-2019 HKIA Award, as well as the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation for 2019

He holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.  Ray was active in the academia.  He served as Adjunct Associate Professor in 2020 – 2021 and Assistant Professor in 2000 – 2003 in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To continue to create quality architecture with sustainability in mind through research and education.  Hong Kong’s future lies in improving and developing within the existing collection of buildings we call home.