星期三, 3月 04, 2009

FoA Meeting 12.02.2009

Hong Kong Architecture Centre (HKArC) – Friends of Architecture (FOA) Meeting


Date: 12/02/2009

Time: 7pm to 8:30pm

Venue: G/F, 8 Peel Street, Central

Chairman of meeting: Mr. Alvin Yip

Minutes-taker: Mr. Platteen Tsang

Meeting with architecture students from Hong Kong University (HKU) and Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK)

Both students had just taken over the duties from their predecessors in the student association / society respectively. Hence, this is the first official meeting between parties.


Introduction

There are representatives from three parties: representatives from the Department of Architecture and the Faculty of Architecture, HKU; and representatives from the department of architecture, CUHK.

The representatives from the HKU Faculty of Architecture representing also students from the Department of Real Estate and Construction, Department of Urban Planning and Design, and Division of Landscape Architecture. Hence, their interests are multi-disciplinary. Representatives of the Faculty of Architecture will be addressed as RFA hereafter, while, representatives from HKU and CUHK Department of Architecture will be addressed as RDAHKU and RDACU respectively.


‘Basic’

RFA introduced a multi-disciplinary committee called ‘Basic’, which was jointly established by 5 societies from 5 disciplinary courses in HKU. Therefore, ‘Basic’ is actually representing HKU students in the construction field. ‘Basic’ attempted to publish a journal years ago but was stopped.

RFA indicated their intention to revive the ‘Basic’ committee. However, RDACU raised the issue that involvement from CUHK is lacking.


Activities

Mr. Alvin Yip encouraged the participants to suggest potential activities for the parties to developing a closer network and enhancing communication in between, hence to grow a stronger bond, say, for the purpose to voice out louder in the future.

General feedbacks from participants upon this topic are:

1. Activities should be more academic and more informative;

2. Activities could include elements of art and design;

3. Visiting architects office and / or visits to construction sites are good considerations (Popular examples of activities include:

a. A guided tour to International Commence Centre (ICC)

b. Guided tour to places outside Hong Kong, e.g. Architecture Tour to Kaiping

c. Archi-talk by noted architects or designer such as Tadao Ando);

4. Sportive activities are not very popular;

It was suggested that a platform, such as blog or forum, could be established on the internet, so that more students could access to the most up-to-date news if they are interested.

Action: HKArC is suggested to circulate both current and proposed activities to participants for their attention.


A.O.B.

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Next Meeting

Friday 27th February 2009 5pm to 7pm

Venue: G/F 8 Peel Street, Central

It is suggested to hold regular meetings to keep all participating parties more up-to-date to each other.


Sorry for the delay but the minutes for the meeting held on 20.12.2009 will be posted shortly.


Best Regards,

HKArC

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