Guided Viewing: "Ma Yansong: Landscapes in Motion" with Architect Simon Chan at Hong Kong Design Institute

Date :
Saturday, 23 March 2024
Time :
11:00 - 12:00
Venue :
Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tui Keng Leng, Tseung Kwan O, N.T. (MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station Exit A1) Please meet at the entrance of HKDI
Cost :
$150 Member; $250 Non-member
Limit :
Enquiries :
Patricia Lee at [email protected] / 2241-5507

The HKU Museum Society is delighted to present a guided viewing of Ma Yansong: Landscapes in Motion with Architect Simon Chan. HKDI is a leading design education institution in Hong Kong, offering excellent learning opportunities to keep pace with the growing demand of the creative industries. Themed as the White Sheet, the campus design from French architects Coldéfy & Associés, was the award-winning project in the HKDI International Architectural Design Competition in 2006/2007.

In collaboration with Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MOCAUP) and the renowned architect Ma Yansong’s Architecture firm, the MAD Architects, the “Ma Yansong: Landscapes in Motion” exhibition aims to comprehensively explore Ma Yansong’s most representative urban architectural projects over the past two decades. Born in 1975 and graduated from Yale University in 2002, Ma Yansong founded MAD Architects (MAD) in 2004, a multinational firm that is committed to developing futuristic, organic, technologically advanced designs that embody a contemporary interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature. This exhibition not only reveals Ma’s thought-provoking concepts and imaginative vision but also provides a glimpse into the future of urban civilization, showcasing a harmonious coexistence between urban landscapes, history, and the natural environment.  

Simon Chan is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong, Canada, and China, with over 23 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has worked in New York, Toronto, and in Hong Kong for the past 17 years. Simon’s notable projects include the M+ Museum and the Hang Seng Bank Headquarters Revitalization in Hong Kong, Shenzhen Natural History Museum, Shenyang Kerry Center, University of Toronto Student Center, and the Shangri-la Center in Mongolia. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and is currently teaching part-time in the University of Lincoln degree program at the Hong Kong Design Institute, and at Hong Kong Chu Hai College. 

Photo Credit:
Courtesy of HKDI