We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Green prize winner of our “Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact” competition – Ryan Wai Yin Tung, Jacky Ho Yin Cheung and Long Kwan from Hong Kong!
Ryan Wai Yin Tung, Jacky Ho Yin Cheung and Long Kwan from Hong Kong
Ryan pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Hong Kong and his Master of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture. During his year-out, he worked in different architectural practices, such as Crab studio and Kengo Kuma Associate. He would like to further explore architecture in different practices.
Jacky earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies at the University of Hong Kong and worked in the Oval Partnership in his year-out. He is currently studying for a Master of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
Long earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the Kingston School of Art and his Master of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture. After working in David Chipperfield Architects and Stanton Williams Architects in London in his year-out, he moved back to Hong Kong and continues pursuing his architectural career.
Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?
During our studies and year-out, we have all worked on several different projects of different scales, ranging from large-scale master planning to small-scale community projects. We have also been infusing art into architecture, addressing a collection of social issues supported by theoretical research. We would like to further explore these issues through the lens of an architect and document them in our work.
What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?
In the age of a lot of insurmountable challenges, like the pandemic and global warming, we as a group of architectural designers should try not only to design environmental and sustainable architecture, but also to raise public awareness and engage the society. We believe architecture can be more than a tool to raise public sentiment and further make cultural and social changes.
Why do you participate in architecture competitions?
We believe competitions are a platform for us to express our thoughts on social issues with architecture. It is a great way to explore and refine our architecture ethos through different architecture competitions.
What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?
You will never know your interest if you do not try. Start your first competition and you will slowly realize your own path in the field of architecture.
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