It's an exciting ride as young design professionals spread their creative wings. Meet the best and brightest 0f the bunch with Perspective's 40 Under 40 Awards 2019 Winners
Asia is an exciting place on Earth for architects and designers. No other region can compare to its range of projects and opportunities of all types and scales – tall towers and hotels, resorts, commercial buildings, residential and retail, theatres and schools, master planning and even entire cities. Once the structures have been built, interiors, furniture and decor all need to be created.
Hong Kong is at the epi-centre of this activity and for 13 years, Perspective magazine has identified the brightest and the best of those young professionals who are stretching their creative wings. The 2019 40 Under 40 Awards, held on May 28 at The Annex in Nan Fung Place, Sheung Wan, attracted entrants from across the region and around the world in the fields of architecture, interior design, product design and art.
More than 200 attendees, heard lively debate, met colleagues old and new, networked, ate, drank and celebrated being part of a thrilling epoch
Hong Kong is unquestionably a city that for many reasons has erased much of its architectural history. Significant works have been demolished to make way for new generations of buildings, creating a city that has little historical fabric and few cultural signposts. Citizen reaction to this constant erasure has resulted in recent changes of official attitudes but these in turn create new dilemmas.'Heritage in Hong Kong: trend, benefit or burden?' was the provocative and pertinent topic for the forum and Q&A session that preceded the awards ceremony. Moderator was Roger Wu, Immediate Past President Hong Kong Chapter, Royal Institute of British Architects and speakers were Edward Leung, chair, Heritage and Conservation Committee, Hong Kong Institute of Architects; Emily Verla Bovino, professor, Savannah College of Art and Design Hong Kong; Ray Zee, chief designer/general manager, Design Department, Nan Fung Development; Sujata S Govada, founding and managing director, UDP International; and Winnie Yeung, head of Heritage, Tai Kwun: Centre for Heritage and Arts.
It was a fantastic night, celebrating young talent across the industry at the 2019 edition of Perspective's 40 Under 40 Awards. And from everyone here at the magazine, we extend a huge congratulations to all the 2019 winners! To check out who took home a trophy, (and their works) see the links below: