Nominee
2012-13
Transformation of an Abandoned Primary School into The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)
Hong Kong,  None,  Hong Kong

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd
 
In a Hyper Density City like Hong Kong, there are no more lands to build. Therefore the strategy of Re-Cycling the existing abandoned architecture by Re-introducing new functions and elements to Re-Create the Adaptive Re-Use is a MUST, though the topic “Adaptive Reuse” in architecture is a premature but a hot chapter. Adaptive Reuse Architectural Design is paradoxical, is an attempt to provide a new life to an existing architecture by reintroducing new functions and new elements to transform a "Re-birth" to the architecture in a Hyper-Density City. The project is basically a Transformation of an existing Abandoned School into the Headquarter of 2 Government Offices – An Adaptive Reuse of Architecture in Hyper-Density City like Hong Kong. The Adaptive Reuse Architectural Design actually is far more complicated than the construction of a new building, which requires intensive considerations on Structural Alterations, Electrical & Mechanical Alterations, Architectural Re-Layouts, New Functions and Internal Circulations, External Finishes and External Signage to give the "Re-birth". In addition the entire Adaptive Re-use and its alterations in Structure, Electrical & Mechanical, Architectural Dimensions and Ergonomics, New Functions & Circulation, as well as Interior Detailing & Lighting Designs are specifically designed for Functionality & Practicality in Human Body. The intensive alteration includes new functions like Reception, Conference Rooms, Lecture Halls, Multi-Function Rooms, Staff Rooms, In-charge Rooms, Green Zone, Modified Elevator, increase the Entrances & Barrier-Free Access.
 
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In a Hyper Density City like Hong Kong, there are no more lands to build. Therefore the strategy of Re-Cycling the existing abandoned architecture by Re-introducing new functions and elements to Re-Create the Adaptive Re-Use is a MUST, though the topic “Adaptive Reuse” in architecture is a premature but a hot chapter. In addition the entire ...
BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd
BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors (BHA), founded in 1999 by Barrie Ho MH, is a Registered Practice with the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and the Association of Architectural Practices, as well as in the Band 3 Architectural Consultant List (HKIA)(AAP) of the HKSAR Architectural Services Department, and an Institutional Member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

BHA have won over 100 international design awards, including the prestigious HKSAR Quality Building Award 2012 & 2010 and Dubai Cityscape Architectural Design Award in 2008, in which BHA have become the first winning architectural design firm from Hong Kong to receive this supreme honour.

United in the design philosophy of “Unification of Diversification”, BHA have completed a wide range of architectural projects, spanning from Institutional Architecture, Conservation and Restoration of Historical Architecture, Metropolitan Planning, Corporate Architecture, Hospitality Architecture, Residential Architecture, and so on.

BHA have also collaborated with world renowned architecture firms including FOSTER + PARTNERS and ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS from the UK, OFFICE FOR METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE from Netherlands, Christian de Portzamparc, JAKOB + MACFARLANE & AS.Architecture-Studio from France.

BHA is structured with a balanced “Creative-cum-Practical” management system, Mr. Barrie Ho MH, Founder & Director, is the mastermind heads the Creative and Design forces of all architectural projects, while Ms. Angie Pi, Director of Architecture, who is the Authorized Person (Architect) will in charge of all Statutory Submissions and Contract Administration of projects.

Though BHA is equipped with a strong “Architecture Team”, the “Adaptive-Reuse, Alteration & Additions Works” or “Renovation” project require in-depth detail designs, not only the External Building Envelope, but also the detail interiors. BHA also equips with a strong Interior Team to support the detail designs.

In order to maintain a balanced “Creative-cum-Practical” management, BHA also equips a strong Technical Team to ensure all “Creative & Original” design ideas created by Mr. Barrie Ho MH will be buildable and achievable.

Lastly, the BHA Administration Team will facilitate and ensure a smooth Project Procurement and administration throughout the Design & Construction process.

Founder and Director Barrie Ho MH is currently appointed by the CE of HKSAR as Member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA), Member of the Tender Committee, HKHA, Member of the Commercial Properties Committee, HKHA (2012-2014), and appointed by the HKSAR Development Bureau as Member of the Old Wan Chai Revitalisation Initiatives Special Committee of the Urban Renewal Authority(2000-2012). Also, Ho is the Founder and Chairman of the Hong Kong Architectural Design Union, Member of the Hong Kong Design Institute Advisory Board of The Hong Kong Design Institute, Vocational Training Council, Chairman of The HKDI International Architectural Design Competition, Executive Committee Members of The Association of Architectural Practices 2010-2012., Founding Member of Hong Kong Professional and Senior Executive Association, Vice-Chairperson of Hong Kong Guangxi Association of Professional, and Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate.

BARRIE HO Architecture have a lot of cultural projects closely in response to HKSAR government policies, such as revitalization of historical architecture, wholesale conversion of industrial buildings, proposals to government for large scale centralized columbaria and necrotecture, and participation in the West Kowloon Cultural District public consultations, etc.
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