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Since 2002, Business of Design Week (BoDW) has offered an incredible concentration of the world’s creative minds in Hong Kong. From the 2nd to the 7th of December 2013, some of the world’s most influential architects will share their knowledge and conception of architecture. With over 100,000 visitors, 500 medias and more than 30 countries present last year, this forum has undoubtedly become a flagship event for professionals in the international architecture community.

Business of Design Week Hong Kong 2013
Business of Design Week (BoDW) Hong Kong 2013

2 – 7 Dec 2013

Please find below short presentations of the world leaders in architecture that will be present this year:

Toyo Ito Toyo Ito is a Japanese architect known for creating conceptual architecture, in which he seeks to simultaneously express the physical and virtual worlds. He is a leading exponent of architecture that addresses the contemporary notion of a “simulated” city, and has been called “one of the world’s most innovative and influential architects.”

Toyo Ito – Sendai-Mediatheque:
Sendai-Mediatheque
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In 2013, Ito was awarded the Pritzker Prize, one of architecture’s most prestigious prizes. He was a likely front-runner for the Pritzker Prize for the previous 10 years.

Serpentine Pavilion by Sou Foujimoto:
Serpentine Pavilion by Sou Foujimoto
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A recent trend has seen less experienced and well-known winners, for example Chinese architect Wang Shu in 2012, and the award to Toyo Ito is seen as recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in architecture.

Toyo Ito Architecture Museum, the first museum in Japan dedicated to the work of an individual architect:
Toyo Ito Architecture Museum
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Toyo Ito – 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize Winner:
Toyo Ito
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Toyo Ito – Serpentine Gallery Pavilion:
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Toyo Ito

Sou Fujimoto

Kumamura 4934 by Sou Fujimoto:
Kumamura
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He graduated from Tokyo University, and he established Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. This year, he became the youngest architect ever to accept an invitation to design the temporary Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London.

Sou Fujimoto:
Sou Fujimoto
photo : David Vintiner

The Japan Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, in which he also participated, was awarded the Golden Lion in 2012. His other notable works include House N (2008), the Musashino Art University Museum & Library (2010) and House NA (2011).

Sou Fujimoto House H-05:
Sou Fujimoto House H-05
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Sou Fujimoto

Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang:
Joyce Wang
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She gained a double-major in Architecture and Materials Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later attended the Royal College of Art in London. Her architectural approach, cinematic references and interdisciplinary inspirations give her award-winning projects a sense of drama and narrative that captivate and engage audiences.

Project Ammo, Hong Kong, 2012:
Project Ammo Hong Kong
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Wang’s latest commissions have been the guest rooms at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles and the Ammo restaurant in the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. She founded the Joyce Wang Studio, Hong Kong in 2010.

Keith Griffiths

Keith Griffiths – The STAR, Singapore,2012:
The STAR Singapore
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He is the Chairman of Aedas International and an internationally respected planner and designer. He specialises in high-rise, high-density building and environment designs, and lectures widely upon urban densification, cityscape and urban land urbanisation.

Aedas International is one of the world’s leading global architecture and design practices. The company is built on the belief that great design can only be delivered by people with a deep social and cultural understanding of the communities they are designing for.
Aedas

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Business of Design Week Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Business of Design Week is back!

From 2 to 7 December 2013, Hong Kong will be the capital of Asian design with the launch of the eleventh Business of Design Week , the biggest event in design and architecture in Asia Pacific. Many events are to be held this week in Hong Kong but also in Shenzhen with the fifth “bi -city biennale of urbanism architecture”.

Business of Design Week (BoDW) Hong Kong 2013
Business of Design Week (BoDW) Hong Kong 2013

The Business of Design Week (BoDW – www.bodw.com) is the annual exhibition of design and designers in all their forms organized in Hong Kong. This exhibition features dozens of seminars, exhibitions, workshops and a trade show which welcomes more than 100,000 visitors from around the world. Architects, designers, creators and an impressive number of creative from all walks participate in this event to find inspirations, meet, assess the potential of China and do business.

Due to the diversity of its activities, BoDW is an incredible concentration of the world’s creative scene.

Add to that the greatest designers and contractors such as Toyo Ito (winner of the prestigious Pritzker architecture prize in 2013), Richard Florida, Tim Parker (CEO of Samsonite), Jean -Pierre Lutgen (CEO of ICE Watch watches), and Larry Keeley that will share their knowledge in the spirit that creative ideas worth spreading and you will get the formula of absolute success, with worldwide impact in terms of image and business in all areas of creativity.

Belgium was named “Partner Country 2013” of the Hong Kong Business of Design Week. This represents to the selected country, an increased opportunity of visibility at the show and during various conferences and exhibitions.

Belgian Spirit is an initiative of the three regions (Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia ) and was created in 2011 to bring together the national efforts in the field of creativity and invest in development over the long term a platform of creative collaboration with the Hong Kong BoDW. Its purpose is to enhance the creative , cultural and economic links between professionals from both countries in the fields of architecture, design and fashion.

In addition to participating in the formation of the general program of this year, the three regions are working in parallel on their own content for the event which will include a series of seminars and other activities around the fashion, design, architecture and education as well as many meetings on economic missions.

Many great Belgian designers having already forged a name on the international scene have already confirmed their presence, it is the case of Alain Gilles, Lowie Vermeersch, Anne Chapel, Xavier Lust, Thierry Brunfaut, Jean-Pierre Lutgen, Julien de Smedt, Kaisin Charles, and many others.

For this occasion, Her Majesty the Queen Mathilde will attend the opening of the Business of Design Week as well as other events that showcase the Belgian participants and highlight the important contribution of this sector in recent years to economy and employment in Belgium.

Official website: http://2013.bodw.com/

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Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale Belgium Pavilion
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Toyo Ito architect

Beijing Design Week

China Green Building Forum

Hong Kong Buildings

Hong Kong Architects

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