Brutalism – Hong Kong’s Architectural Design History Beneath the Odds and Bolds

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Event Time:

2:00 pm

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JC Cube, Tai Kwun Central

Venue support: Tai Kwun
Supporting organization: The American Institute of Architects Hong Kong
Supported by: Design Trust
CPD Event: Brutalism – Hong Kong’s Architectural Design History Beneath the Odds and Bolds
Date: 26 June 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Mr Bob PANG, MHKIA, Director and Co-Founder, AaaM Architects
Mr Kevin SIU, MHKIA, Director and Co-Founder, AaaM Architects
Mr Kenji WONG, MHKIA, Project Director, Lead8

Venue: JC Cube, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
CPD Points: 1.5 CPD hours
Language: English

Free admission
Limited to 100 Participants, please register for reservation.

Remarks: Please arrive 10 mins prior to the lecture.

Leave Home Safe and Vaccination Record is now required for entry to the Venue. Please pay attention to the current vaccination pass requirements announced by the Government before attending the event.

About the CPD Talk:


In 2020, Bob Pang led a team of modern architecture enthusiasts and professionals in kick-starting the research on a not-much-known chapter of architectural design history of Hong Kong – Brutalism. The research project was initially funded by Design Trust Hong Kong and the project was presented to public through an exhibition ““BRUTAL! – Unknown Brutalism Architecture in Hong Kong” in 2021. After the exhibition, the team integrated and transferred 15 found case studies to Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) the Frankfurt Architecture Museum, Germany. The materials were further reviewed by the lead curator, Oliver Elser and uploaded to the “SOS Brutalism” online database for access by scholars around the world. In addition, the team also participated in various public sharing sessions, such as HKIA Journal Symposium, PMQ DeTour Design Festival seminars, and interviews with Metro Radio’s “Reading City” program, etc. Recently, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) honoured a Special Architectural Award – Curation & Exhibition Design Award to the team which affirmed the importance of their research.  The speakers will share their findings, insights and views on Brutalist architecture in Hong Kong.

About the Speakers



MHKIA, Director and Co-Founder, AaaM Architects


Bob Pang graduated from the Master of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong and has in depth experience in numerous offices world-wide. He has been working in design offices both globally like London, Shanghai and Vienna; and locally in Hong Kong with a very diversed role. Bob also won a number of awards for his design work and participated in few exhibitions including, Best residential MIPIM award 2014; Bruce Lee Residence Museum Idea Competition, Shenzhen Design Center China Affordable Housing Competition and 2007 & 2012 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture exhibition.


Mr Kevin SIU

MHKIA, Director and Co-Founder, AaaM Architects


With his professional training as an architect, Kevin has been pursuing and integrating creativity and sophistication. He has been deeply fond of this duality he found through his studies in architecture and has since developed his career by design, active engagements and bold explorations.

With a remarkable academic track record, Kevin is also active in the academic field. He has been the Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture in the Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong since 2012 and has been contributing to breeding the new generation of local architects.


Mr Kenji WONG

MHKIA, Project Director, Lead8

Kenji Wong graduated from Master of Architecture and Bachelor in Architectural Studies with first honour at The University of Hong Kong. He worked in architectural firm in UK at the beginning of his career. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he continued his professional practise in an international architectural firm and is currently a Project Director. His projects are mainly in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific, including some heritage conversation and adaption developments. He also has won numerous international awards including MIPIM、CREDAWARD、Asia Pacific Property Award and more.


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Event Location:

Total Seats: 100


  • JC Cube, Tai Kwun
  • 10 Hollywood Road
  • Central
  • Free admission - limited to 100 participants
  • Please register for reservation

Event Schedule Details

  • 26/06/2022
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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