Meet the Keynote Speakers of ACA17

by on Aug 22, 2016 in Architecture , Perspective Promotions
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The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), the host of the 17th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA17), is getting ready to roll out the carpet for the architectural fraternity worldwide

As a biennial congress, ACA17 is one of the highlights that marks the 60th anniversary of HKIA. 500 delegates from over 19 Asian countries or regions will participate in this architectural event that is set to happen in Hong Kong this September. The congress provides a unique experience for face-to-face encounters with the world's best architects. The keynote speakers are Mr. Tomohiko Yamanashi, Mr. Robert Greenwood, Mr. Winston Shu and Mr. Bing Thom.

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Mr. Bing Thom
Principal & Creative Director
Bing Thom Architects

Bing Thom established Bing Thom Architects (BTA) in 1982. The firm was started in Vancouver, Canada, and quickly expanded to Washington, DC and Hong Kong. With close personal and professional ties to Asia and North America, BTA's 50+ person firm is shaped by the wide-range of experience brought by professionals from 15 different countries who collectively speak 14 languages.


Mr. Tomohiko Yamanashi
Senior Executive Officer
Deputy Head of Architectural Design Department
Nikken Sekkei Limited

Joining Nikken Sekkei Limited in 1986, Tomohiko Yamanashi specialised in the design of offices and museums, and has since won numerous awards, including: MIPIM Asia’s Special Jury Award in 2009 for Mokuzai Kaikan and CTBUH Innovation Award and Grand Prix of Architectural Institute of Japan in 2014 for NBF Osaki Building (SONY CITY Osaki). With close professional ties and significant international experience in China, Singapore and Japan, Yamanashi is now a member of the Japan Institute of Architects and the Architectural Institute of Japan, and also teaches architectural design to graduates and undergraduates at the university level.


Mr. Robert Greenwood
Partner, Managing Director – UK

Robert Greenwood, the award-winning architect of Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, joined Snøhetta in 1993. Today, Snøhetta has established itself as a world famous practice of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and brand design with the mission of enhancing sense of place, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit. The practice continues to grow around the world with offices in New York, San Francisco, Innsbruck, Stockholm, and Adelaide.


Mr. Winston Shu
Principal / Founder
Integrated Design Associates

Winston Shu established Integrated Design Associates in 1999. The new practice soon won several major international architectural competitions and commissions, establishing the its reputation for innovative design that challenges convention. His projects, ranging from private residences, commercial development, to major airport infrastructures, span from countries in the Asia Pacific Region, South Asia, the Middle East, to southern Europe.


17th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA17)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date: 29th-30th September

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