Finally the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge opened this week. It’s been a long process since we originally started back in 2011, being one of Hong Kong's largest ever infrastructure projects.
We have worked with Atkins and China State Construction on the second of three packages for the Hong Kong side of the ‘Bridge’
The Scenic Hill to Cross Boundary Facilities section required significant land reclamation for a new highway, tunnels, linking roads and maintenance facilities at the existing Chep Lap Kok Airport.
Under the ‘design and build’ contract my team have conceived and detailed the significant landscape design elements and interventions on the project, planting a large number of trees and shrubs and most importantly incorporating a low cost, sustainable drainage solution for the majority of landscape areas.
1st Working Session with HKIUD
Ageing Experience Workshop #2
Barry Wilson Elected HKIUD Vice President
Transitional Social Housing Workshop
A vast wealth of knowledge and experience are shared by HKIUD Council:- Barry Wilson (Vice President - External Affairs); Alan McDonald; Peter Cookson-Smith; Donald Choi (Vice President - Local Affairs); Joel Chan (President); Casey Wang; Stefan Krummeck (Vice President - Education) ; PY Tam; Charles Li (Secretary); Stephen Tang ( Immediate Past President); Wilfred Lau.
Exciting times ahead for urban design in the region as the new HKIUD Council came together to map out their objectives for the next term.
An ambitious programme aims at building on the solid progression of recent years, where this year HKIUD became the first urban design institute to professionally accredit urban design education courses worldwide.
Have you ever considered the difficulties elderly people have negotiating the urban environment?
Avoiding obstructions, steps and crossing roads as well as their potential visual impairment, makes walking in the city arduous. Barry Wilson went to find out for himself.