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    Between April and June, more than 300 student participants in the Hang Lung Young Architect Program have been actively engaged in the Tour Design Competition as docents, introducing and describing the features of the architectural tours that they have designed to a panel of judges. The judges have been given a delightful surprise as students surpassed themselves in using creative means such as electronic games, pop-up architectural plans, and pamphlets, among other aids, to demonstrate the knowledge and experience they have gained from the Program in the journeys they curated through Hong Kong’s architectural wonders.


    Senior Manager – Cost & Controls Eugene Chang, an architect at Hang Lung and member of the competition's judging panel said, "I'm glad that participating students can put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. Their keen eye for detail is impressive as has been their ability to find hidden gems within the urban landscape."


    After the competition, participating students will share their experience and passion for architecture with fellow schoolmates. The results of the competition will then be announced at the Graduation Ceremony to be held in mid-July. The winning teams will have the opportunity to take part in an overseas architectural study tour led by architects during the summer.


    Where will the Winning Teams Go?

    Champion Tour: Tokyo – Modern Architecture

    The tour will take students on a journey through some of the masterpieces designed by mainstays of Japanese architecture, Kengo Kuma, Kenzo Tange, Tadao Ando and Kisho Kurokawa, among others, and take a closer look at their unique approches to space, materials, and lighting, which have helped to define modern architecture.!


    First Runner-up Tour: Singapore – Creative Green Architecture

    Singapore is a vibrant showcase of green architecuture despite its compact size. In this 'Garden City', students will have a chance to experience first-hand some of the brilliant examples of green architecture that put enivronmentally-friendly concepts to work in a densely populated urban space.


    Second Runner-up Tour: Shanghai – Convergance of the Old and New

    Shanghai is characterized by its East-meets-West milieu, where the old co-exists with the new in perfect harmony. The city is a place where traditional Chinese mansions are juxtaposed with Western-style architecture. In this tour, students will feast their eyes on prominent architectural gems from different eras and be captivated by the stories behind the making of today's Shanghai as one of the world"s most famous architectural wonderlands.


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