18 Sep '11, 10am

Turning something useless into good architecture

Turning something useless into good architecture

Budding architect Adrian Lo Yee Cheung from Hong Kong has clinched first place in the region’s first tropical architecture student design competition with his ideas for transforming Hong Kong’s functional but unattractive concrete slopes into stunning and sustainable architectural feats. Selected from among the 59 entries received from seven Asian countries, Adrian’s design replaces a neglected, sloped section of a Hong Kong park with an environmentally and community-friendly green building that houses a youth hostel and café. “I think the jury quite liked the idea of turning something useless into good architecture,” Adrian said in a phone interview. There was much to like about the project. With his prophetic design – he completed the project in 2007 – Adrian somehow forecasted one of the recurring themes of last week’s green building conference where the award was given...

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