Sunny Chan

Sunny Chan

Director, Projects, Hysan Development Co. Ltd
“Lee Gardens Precinct in Causeway Bay – Our Liveable Neighborhood”
Robert Whitlock

Robert Whitlock

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“Finding Opportunities for Public Space in a Dense, Vertical City”
Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson

Senior Engineer, Arup
“Sustainable and People-Oriented: Designing for High Performance & Comfort in Dense Urban Environment”
Note: The Hong Kong off-site programs were cancelled due to a Signal 8 typhoon advisory hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory. The below information portrays the program as it was meant to happen.

Hysan Place was completed in 2012 as an exemplar of sustainable high rise development in Hong Kong. Orientated and punctured so as to maximize prevailing breezes in the community, this office / retail building creates multiple public spaces at different levels, including communal sky gardens. This sustainable approach has had a knock-on effect in terms of the type of tenants attracted to the building, and their own sustainable practices. There is thus no better venue for this program, which will focus on the holistic benefits of adopting a more sustainable approach in tall buildings, including the effects on building operating energy, public interaction, tenant attitudes, rental rate and retention, etc.

Venue: 50 Floor, Lee Garden One
40 Delegates

Program Hosted & Organized by:

Friday 21 October, Schedule, Hong Kong

8:30 am Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am Welcome from Hysan Development
9:00 am “Lee Gardens Precinct in Causeway Bay – Our Liveable Neighborhood”
9:20 am “Finding Opportunities for Public Space in a Dense, Vertical City”
9:40 am Presentation 3
10:00 am Q&A
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Tour of Hysan Place
12:00 pm Delegates depart for lunch and afternoon program

About This Program Location

Hysan Place

About Hysan Place

Hysan Place creates outdoor public space on a small site at different levels in a super-dense urban habitat. Its expressive combination of vibrant mixed uses and its porous, yet interconnected form is a solution to the particular challenge of adding vertical density in a diverse and nuanced context. Its large openings induce breezes, which ventilate and improve the surrounding environment, and provide the visual and physical porosity to reconnect a neighborhood. The public Sky Gardens bring light and air into the middle sections of the building, provide elevated green oases, and frame views back to the city in an effort to improve the environment of Causeway Bay as a whole.

Replacing an opaque and dated predecessor, Hysan Place is the first LEED-Platinum certified building in Hong… Read More

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