Asia Society, Hong Kong Center
Steeped in history, cultural significance and natural beauty, the 1.3 hectare site, which houses a group of four former British military buildings, was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for explosives and ammunition production and storage. Through careful conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use, this heritage site was successfully transformed into a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in Hong Kong in 2012 and offers a broader variety of programs in the form of lectures, performances, film screenings and exhibitions to the community.
Organized and lead the two-year process to select the design team from original project concept to program brief, including the historic preservation assessment of a major colonial military site, to the screening and selection of the design team, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. The other design competition contenders were SANAA and Torres + LaPena.