Founded in 1936 as a humble street side dai pai dong, Yung Kee has become an incomparable legacy among historic Hong Kong restaurants. This heritage brand grew into one of the city’s premier Cantonese restaurants with a loyal customer base spanning generations. Recently, this first Chinese restaurant to ever receive international acclaim (one star in the Michelin Guide) has undergone a major renovation at its iconic location in Central.
We are pleased to organise a special evening with a guided tour, talk and dinner with project architect William Lim. William will be joined by renowned HK designer Stanley Wong (anothermountainman). Together, they will share insights about the design concepts and the stylistic changes that are synonymous with Yung Kee’s evolution in refining its culinary culture while preserving its heritage, combining tradition with modernity
William Lim, Founder and Managing Director of CL3 Architects Ltd. (CL3), brings over 20 years of experience to his projects. An acclaimed architect and artist, William graduated from Cornell University and has spent the past two decades at the forefront of architecture, culture and art. Since founding CL3 in 1992, William has established a notable presence on the global design scene. The studio’s diverse, award-winning portfolio includes architectural and interior projects for hotels, restaurants, retail, corporate, residences and art installation design. His recent local renovation and architectural projects include Yung Kee Restaurant, H Queen’s and M+ Lounge.
Stanley Wong, also known as “anothermountainman,” is a Hong Kong artist, photographer, and designer best known for his Red White Blue series, a series of artworks based on the shopping bags commonly used in Hong Kong and presented at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. His photography series “Lanwei” was collected by M+ Museum.