Hang Lung Young Architects Program

Program Introduction

The Hang Lung Young Architects Program (HLYAP) aims to inspire students with the beauty and stories of architecture, encourage them to explore the relationship between architecture and our communities, and provide them with basic architectural knowledge.

With the strong support of secondary schools, tertiary institutions, and many of our city's most renowned architects, we were glad to see the Program receive an overwhelming response in the last academic year.

The 2019-20 edition of the Program will begin the school recruitment process in May. We will be inviting over 300 students to participate in a new series of engaging activities including interactive seminars, workshops, and guided tours, as well as a creative project, which will allow them to deepen their understanding of Hong Kong's architecture and reflect on its relationship with the community.

The Program is free of charge. Students who complete the Program will be presented with certificates, while the winning teams in the Sketch Your Sky Creative Project will also participate in an Overseas Architectural Tour during the 2020 summer holiday.

Program Objectives

  • Inspire students with the beauty and stories of architecture
  • Encourage students to explore the relationship between architecture and our communities
  • Provide students with basic architectural knowledge

Timeline

Dates Activities
14 – 15 Sep 2019 (Sat to Sun) Architecture Fun Camp
28 Sep 2019 (Sat) Launch Ceremony, Seminar 1 & Walking Tour 1
19 Oct 2019 (Sat) Workshop 1 & Seminar 2
2 Nov – 7 Dec 2019 (Sat / Sun) Walking Tour 2
8 Feb 2020 (Sat) Workshop 2 & Seminar 3
15 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 (Sat / Sun) Walking Tour 3
7 – 22 Mar 2020 (Sat / Sun) Workshop 3
Jan – Apr 2020 Sketch Your Sky Creative Project Field Study
30 Apr – 3 May, 9 – 10 May 2020 Sketch Your Sky Creative Project
By Jul 2020 School Sharing
1 Jul 2020 (Wed) Graduation Ceremony
Aug 2020 Overseas Architectural Tour

Program Targets

  • About 300 Form 2-5 students in the 2019-20 academic year
  • Five students per team
  • Each school may send up to three teams, i.e. a maximum 15 students
  • Responsible and inquisitive students who are interested in architecture, history, culture or conservation

Fee

  • Free

Roles

  • Program Advisors
    • Over 10 distinguished architects and scholars advise us on program direction and design
  • Architect Leaders
    • Each group of 5-6 teams will be assigned a professional trained in architecture or a related subject
    • Pass on architectural knowledge and expert opinion
  • Mentors
    • Every team will be assigned a mentor
    • Responsible for coaching the team
  • Teachers
    • Facilitate application and school liaison
    • Not required to attend the Program events

Program Details

  1. Architecture Fun Camp

    • 14-15 Sep 2019
    • 2 Days 1 night
    • Each team will be led by a mentor

    Architecture Fun Camp
    Learning Objectives
    • Gain insight into why architecture matters
    • Build inter- and intra-team collaboration skills
    • Build creative thinking skills
    Seminar
    • Panel speakers on career in architecture
    Activities
    • Architecture orienteering
    • Ice-breaking games
    • Architectural games
    • Creative design workshops
  2. Learning Modules

    With the guidance of professional architects, students will participate in three seminar modules, walking tours, and workshops to learn the skills of sketching, 3D model making, digital 3D modelling, site analysis, and community planning. They will also receive feedback from the architects and learn to think from various perspectives.

    For details about the Program highlights, please click here

Incentives

  • In order to encourage students to participate actively in the Program, incentives will be given to individuals or teams after workshops or tours. Examples are certificates, lunch with architects, Lego blocks, and architecture-related gifts

Sketch Your Sky Creative Project Awards

  • Champion, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up teams of the Creative Project will join an Overseas Architectural Tour led by a professional architect
  • Champion, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up team team member will be awarded a scholarship of HK$3,000, HK$2,000, and HK$1,000 respectively
  • Top 10 teams in competition will receive Certificate of Merit

2017-2018 Results

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Terms & Conditions

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Missions for "Young Architects"

  1. Actively take part in the Architecture Fun Camp, launch ceremony, graduation ceremony, three walking tours, three seminars and workshops, and the school sharing

    • Apart from the launch and graduation ceremony, students who attended at least five of the activities mentioned above and complete the school sharing will be awarded a "Young Architects Program" certificate
    • Learning modules: With the guidance of professional architects, students will participate in three seminar modules, walking tours, and workshops to learn the skills of sketching, 3D model making, digital 3D modelling, site analysis, and community planning. They will also receive feedback from the architects and learn to think from various perspectives
    • School sharing: Participants will share what they have learnt in the Program with their schoolmates. Sharing sessions may be conducted as a morning assembly presentation, a bulletin board exhibition, or using other creative methods

  2. Complete the Sketch Your Sky Creative Project

    After joining a series of engaging activities, students can apply the concepts learnt and work as a team in the Creative Project to design a new community.


    Learning Objectives
    • Teamwork and creativity
    • In-depth understanding of different levels of needs in the school district
    • Apply concepts learnt in the Program
    Design Requirements
    • Each team chooses a plot of land of a prescribed size in their school district
    • Conduct site analysis and identify key purposes their site has to fulfil, e.g. being eco-friendly, elderly-friendly, co-living
    • Each student will have to design one architectural object of their choice
    • Apply design thinking concept to design an integrated site that will form a new community that responds to local needs
    • Build visual representations of their idea (2D, 3D, digital)
    • Present background information from their site analysis and pitch their designs to judges on design concepts and features
    Judges Architects will be invited to form a panel of judges and give comments
    Assessment Criteria Assessment will be according to the relevance of the project to the theme ─ being people-oriented, architectural elements, creativity, presentation skills, and team spirit

Sketch Your Sky Creative Project includes two parts:

Part I: Proposal submission

  • Every team must submit one proposal.
  • Content of proposal: The proposal must include: a) Theme and the reason why the theme is chosen; b) Proposed community design and how the design fits the theme; c) Explanation of the deficiencies of the existing district and how new functions or purposes of the community are defined. Teams may include other information that will assist the judges to understand their design in the proposal.
  • Proposal format: The format is not limited. The proposal needs to communicate the team's design ideas. They may supplement it with images, videos, or other materials that they find useful. If the proposal is word-based, it should not exceed six single-sided A4 sheets. Use of either Chinese or English is allowed.
  • Deadline: All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm on 16 April 2020 (Thursday) to youngarchitects@hanglung.com

Part II: Presentation

  • After submitting the proposal, each team needs to give a presentation to the judges on a specified date
  • The organizer will determine the date of each team's presentation by lot and make an announcement during Seminar 3
  • All team members must participate in the presentation and complete it within 30 minutes. The content must be consistent with the proposal
  • Students may use appropriate tools, e.g. 3D models, digital models, maps, photos, and videos, etc.

Scoring criteria


Activity Scoring criteria
Creative Project Part I:Proposal submission
  • 30% Meeting community needs (e.g. is the field analysis and background research conducted thoroughly? Is there an in-depth discussion of existing community deficiencies?)
  • 30% Innovation and fun (e.g. do the planned structures present unique ideas? Are their functions interesting and innovative?)
  • 20% Structure design (e.g. do the planned structures respond to community needs? Do they attain a balance between form and function?)
  • 20% Communication (e.g. is the content of the proposal clearly communicated?)
Creative Project Part II:Presentation
  • 20% Application of what they learnt (e.g. does the team effectively apply the architectural knowledge they have learnt in the program?)
  • 30% Human orientation (e.g. how does the team show their care for the community and its residents in the design and demonstrate that they understand the needs of the district?)
  • 20% Communication skills (e.g. is communication clear and engaging?)
  • 20% Teamwork (e.g. do teammates display team spirit when introducing their structures and community?)
  • 10% Alignment with proposal content (e.g. are the background research and structure designs as described in the proposal?)

The Co-organizer

Walk in Hong Kong is a leading local cultural enterprise dedicated to organizing original, fun, and informative tours; advocating heritage architecture conservation initiatives; and contributing to cultural training for the young generation. Founded in 2013, Walk in Hong Kong has since organized unforgettable experiences for over 5,000 participants. The organization has devoted a year to the study of the State Theatre in North Point and its conservation. These efforts have paid off with the status of the theater raised to a Grade I historic building. Coming from a variety of professional backgrounds, the team of Walk in Hong Kong has plenty of interesting stories to share about Hong Kong. They all share a passion for conservation and enjoy promoting an authentic Hong Kong experience. The most popular tours organized by Walk in Hong Kong include "Walk in James Wong: a Re-tour of Sham Shui Po", "Tour of Hong Kong Local Movies", "The Battle of Hong Kong 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tour", and "Hungry Ghost Festival Tour".

For more information about Walk in Hong Kong, please visit: http://walkin.hk/

Program Advisors

  • Ms. Ikko YOKOYAMA, Acting Lead Curator of Design & Architecture, M+
  • Mr. Marvin CHEN, President, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
  • Prof. Nelson CHEN, Director, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Cecilia CHU, President of DOCOMOMO, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Wilfred KAM, Director, Project Management, Hang Lung Properties
  • Ms. Christine LAM, Global Design Principal, Aedas
  • Mr. Tony LAM, Director, AGC Design
  • Dr. LEE Ho Yin, Head of Division, Architectural Conservation Programmes, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Moses LEUNG, Director, Development & Design, Hang Lung Properties
  • Mr. Peter LEUNG, Director, Project Management, Hang Lung Properties
  • Mr. Adrian LO, Director, Project Management, Hang Lung Properties
  • Dr. Ronald LU, Founder & Chairman, Ronald Lu & Partners
  • Prof. SCHULDENFREI, Eric H, Head of the Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. TING Sun Pao Joseph, Adjunct Professor, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Joseph WONG, Vice Principal (Academic), Hong Kong Design Institute
  • Mr. Tony IP, Chair, Hong Kong Architecture Centre

School Application

Organized by Hang Lung Properties, the Hang Lung Young Architects Program aims at inspiring Hong Kong's secondary school students to explore the relationship between architecture and our communities.


Participants will join a series of engaging activities including interactive seminars, workshops, and guided tours that will allow them to deepen their understanding of Hong Kong's architecture. The Program culminates in the Creative Project, where the winning teams will participate in an Overseas Architectural Tour led by a professional architect.

We cordially invite schools to participate in the Program.

Mentor Application

The Hang Lung Young Architects Program is a year-long architecture education program that aims at inspiring Hong Kong's secondary school students to explore the relationship between architecture and our communities. Participants of this Program will join a series of engaging activities including interactive seminars, workshops, and guided tours. We are now recruiting university students as mentors for our participating teams. Each mentor will play a pivotal role in guiding a group of five secondary students to complete the creative project and have fun while learning about architecture. Mentors of the winning teams can participate in the Overseas Architectural Tour led by professional architects during the 2020 summer holiday.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete the online application form.


Hang Lung Young Architects Program 2019/20

Who are we looking for?

  • University students from all disciplines who are interested in architecture or education
  • Enthusiastic about mentoring secondary school students
  • Responsible and reliable in guiding teams to complete the required tasks
  • Prior experience in tutoring, mentoring, or coaching preferred
  • Must attend at least 70% of the events

Incentives:

  • Certificate will be issued upon completion
  • Mentors who perform well will have the opportunity to receive personal recommendation letter issued by senior executives of Hang Lung Properties and to meet the principals of participating secondary schools
  • Top 10 performers will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship
  • Opportunity to join a free overseas architectural tour (for mentors of winning teams)

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm 19 July 2019

Should you have any enquiries, please email us at youngarchitects@hanglung.com or call 5511 4839.

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Hang Lung Young Architects Program 2019/20


Hang Lung Young Architects Program 2019/20

Program Targets

  • About 300 Form 2-5 students in 2019-20 academic year
  • Five students per team
  • Each school may send up to three teams, i.e. maximum 15 students
  • Responsible and inquisitive students who are interested in architecture, history, culture or conservation

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm 21 June 2019

Should you have any enquiries, please email us at youngarchitects@hanglung.com or call 5511 4839.

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關閉
To inspire a young architect, we need to show them the paths that have been taken before them, so that they may connect with the past and envision what the future may hold.

Module 1 aims to bring them to an encounter with historical and global perspectives on architecture. As a colony that is no stranger to the intermingling of eastern and western architectural influences, Central and Sheung Wan, where our journey will begin, boast the best concentration of historical and modern architecture. Our young architects will explore the heart of Hong Kong and appreciate the form and function of the buildings through sketching. Stroke by stroke, our young architects will pause and ponder the dreams infused into these structures, and take this forward to create a landmark of their own.
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Architecture cannot be detached from the living and breathing community it stands among. The module will begin with a seminar to equip our young architects with background knowledge about how Hong Kong's unique architecture is a product of specific times and spaces, before we take them out for a field study in New Town of Hong Kong. We will guide our participants to conduct site analyses and ask critical questions about the interaction between humans and the built environment like an architect. Their analysis will empower them to design a new community in the workshop.
關閉
Having learned about the past and the present, Module 3 will take our young architects into the future to see how technology may be harnessed to revolutionize architecture.

We will invite an architect to share how technology and modern design thinking has generated contemporary architecture beyond our forefathers imaginations, and in the process strengthened community connections. West Kowloon Cultural District is a megaproject consisting of world class art and cultural design elements as well as being a stage for architects. We will explore the contemporary architectural designs with our young architects and learn how to use computer software to visualize their design ideas in the virtual world. After the completion of the three modules, our young architects will be ready to embrace their creativity and bring their ideas to life in the Sketch Your Sky Creative Project.

About "Hang Lung Young Architects Program"

What is the "Hang Lung Young Architects Program"?
The "Hang Lung Young Architects Program" is a large-scale youth education program which offers a precious opportunity for secondary school students to learn about architecture through themed camps and a line-up of interactive learning modules including seminars, workshops, and guided tours, culminating in the Sketch Your Sky Creative Project. The program is aimed at promoting the appreciation of the beauty and cultural significance of architecture among local students, allowing them to gain insight into the relationship between architectures and society and harness basic architectural knowledge. Through the program, students will also enjoy the opportunity of interaction with architects. The 2019-20 program will commence in September 2019 and will be open for school nomination in May.
Can I participate in the program without any prior knowledge of architecture?
We welcome all participants, with or without prior knowledge of architecture. The "Hang Lung Young Architects Program" is organized with a view to promoting the appreciation of the beauty of architecture among youngsters, allowing them to gain insight into the relationship between architecture and society and harness basic architectural knowledge. We welcome all F.2 to F.5 students who are interested in architecture. During the program year, students will have the opportunity to meet architects and be initiated into the world of architecture.
What are interactive learning modules?
The 2019-20 program will include three learning modules. Through the lens of different themes, students embark on a progressive learning experience through which insights into the appreciation of the beauty of architecture, the relationship between architecture and society, and basic architectural knowledge can be gained. Each learning module includes a seminar, an interactive workshop, and a guided tour, all organized on different dates. For more details, please visit the Program Highlights on this website
What is the Sketch Your Sky Creative Project?
The Sketch Your Sky Creative Project is the grand finale of the program. It encourages participating students to put the knowledge they have learnt in the program year into practice in a creative way by designing their own architectural works. Each team will work on a land lot in the community to which their school belongs. Each student in the team will be tasked with designing one architectural structure (e.g. cinema, school, elderly home, park, car park, etc.) according to the needs of the community. The land lot will therefore house five individual architectures from five participating team members, combined to form a new addition to the community that caters to its needs.
Which academic subjects are considered complementary to the "Hang Lung Young Architects Program"?
There is no restriction as to the subjects a participating student is studying. The program is organized with a view to promoting the appreciation of the beauty of architecture among youngsters, allowing them to gain insight into the relationship between architecture and society and harness basic architecture knowledge. All interested students from F.2 to F.5 are welcome to join us in the program.
How can I get a better chance of winning the competition?
Entries for the design competition are judged according to criteria that include architectural knowledge, creativity, people-centric elements, presentation skills, and team spirit. The competition is also closely connected with all program activities. Each contending team will be led by a mentor. Students can also seek professional advice from our architect leaders or make use of on- and off-line resources.
Does the winning team need to pay for the overseas architectural tour?
The program is free of charge. Winning teams do not need to pay any fees for the overseas architectural tour. Cost incurred in the tour (including accommodation, airfare, and travel insurance) will be paid for by Hang Lung Properties. Visa applications and related fees will be paid for by the students themselves if necessary.

How to Participate

How can I participate in the program?
The program is open for applications in May, interested students can contact their teachers to form teams of five. Each school can register a maximum of three teams. In the case where the number of registrations exceeds the program capacity, ballots will be drawn to decide the final list of participants. Each school can have no more than three teams participating in the program.
I am interested in the program, but my teacher is not familiar with the program. What can I do?
The Organizer will be sending invitations to all secondary schools in Hong Kong in May. If your teacher is not familiar with the program content, he/she can send an email enquiry to youngarchitects@hanglung.com or call 5511-4839.
I am interested in the program but I can't form a team with enough members. What can I do? Can I team up with interested students from other schools?
Thank you for your support, it is compulsory to form teams of five and apply for admission through your school. Please contact your teacher to make corresponding arrangements. Please form a team of five students from your school and apply for admission via your teacher before the registration deadline (21 June).
We are interested in the program, but we have more than five. Can we form a team of six?
Thank you for your support, however it is compulsory to form teams of five. If there are more than five students interested in the program, please form another team of five to participate in the program. Please apply via your teacher before the registration deadline (21 June).
I am currently a F.5 student and will be promoted to F.6 in the coming academic year. Can I participate in the program?
Sorry, the program is for F.2 to F.5 students in the 2019-20 academic year only.

Team Formation Arrangements

How will students be teamed?
Teachers will divide participating students into teams of five. Students in the same team will participate in the program activities together during of the program year; no swapping of team members is allowed.
What if participating students need to drop out of the program?
We encourage students to participate in all the program's activities. Students must attend the launch and graduation ceremony. There will be a total of eight activities in the program, students who fail to attend at least five activities or drop out halfway will not be awarded the “Young Architects Program” certificate. Any student who wishes to drop out should notify the School and the Organizer in writing.
Will a student dropping out of the program or the absence of a team member affect the team's grade?
Awards in individual activities are based on merit. The Organizer will select the winning team based on the performance in the Sketch Your Sky Creative Project. Any withdrawal or absence of a team member will affect the team's grade.
If a student fails to complete a task on time or misses any of the activities, can he continue to participate in the activities that follow?
The "Hang Lung Young Architects Program" is conducted over the course of an academic year and program activities are closely related. We suggest that students participate in every task and activity throughout the program. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any team should any of its members seriously violate the regulations.

Activity Arrangements

Will the activities affect normal school days? Will they be organized on weekends or holidays?
All activities will be scheduled for weekends/public holidays without affecting school day activities.
What if a student is unable to attend a scheduled activity?
We encourage students to attend all scheduled activities. Any student who wishes to obtain leave of absence for non-medical reasons should send us an email with reasons to youngarchitects@hanglung.com three days in advance. Any student requesting sick leave on the day of a scheduled activity must notify his/her team mentor.
What is the role of school teachers? Do they need to attend all activities?
School teachers are mainly responsible for internal coordination, registration and reminding teams of upcoming activities. They do not need to attend all activities with students.
Can parents and friends of the participating students attend the activities?
The "Hang Lung Young Architects Program" is targeted at students. We encourage students to actively share their experience with parents and friends after the activities. Each team is required to share their learning outcomes at school.
The program may involve materials fees and production fees, will the Organizer provide a subsidy for students?
We want to encourage students to apply their research skills and unleash their creativity, none of which require substantial material or monetary resources. We will, however, earmark a HK$300 materials and production subsidy for each team. Mentors will explain the details to their teams.
If an activity is cancelled before it begins or halfway through, how will students be notified?
Participants will receive email and/or phone notification of activity arrangements. We will collect their phone and email contact details for communication purposes.
Is there a dress code for the program's activities?
The Organizer has designed a "Hang Lung Young Architects Program" uniform for students to wear during activities for identification purposes.
What if students have an enquiry about the program?
Students are encouraged to make enquiries via email to youngarchitects@hanglung.com or by calling 5511-4839.
How will the Organizer contact students and publish information about activities?
Latest information about activities will be uploaded to the "Hang Lung Young Architects Program" website. Participants will also receive notifications of activity arrangements and relevant details via email and/or phone.
What arrangements are in place in case of inclement weather?
An activity will be rescheduled when the Red/Black Rainstorm Warning or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above is issued and is still in force two hours before an event is scheduled to begin. In-progress activities may also be cancelled by the Organizer depending on the weather conditions. In case of inclement weather, participants will be contacted by email and/or phone with further arrangements.