Come join us for HKAGA’s second event of the year – an informal gathering featuring a talk by Mr. William Lim, who will share with us details of one of his upcoming projects 76-82 Queen’s Road Central due by 2016/2017. The new building, commissioned by the local developer Henderson Land, will be located between Pottinger Street and Queen’s Road Central.
Mr. William Lim and a representative from Henderson Land will discuss the nature of the building, the origin of the idea of the project and the perspective of its usage. The building is in fact conceived as an art building, an atelier with a selected number of floor spaces of around 4000sqf each, to be offered to galleries and/or art initiatives. The remaining floors will be offered to restaurants and retail shops.
Mr. Lim would like to open a discussion with Hong Kong gallery representatives to examine the requirements of such a building from a gallery point of view, when considering this venue as a potential location to improve their business. The conversation will be led by Mr. Lim and will be open to the floor.
Our gathering will take place at Mr. William Lim’s studio in Wong Chuk Hang. Due to limited capacity, please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.
EVENT : HKAGA Talk featuring Mr. William Lim
TOPIC : How to develop a newly-commissioned building in an art atelier; the requirements meeting the needs of local art spaces and galleries
DATE : Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
TIME : Cocktails 6:30pm | Talk 7pm
VENUE : William Lim’s Studio, 19B Sing Teck Factory Building, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, HK (scroll down to download map PDF)
RSVP : Essential, by Apr. 21st. Email email@example.com | Tel: 3480-5051
*This event is only open to HKAGA members.
About William Lim
William Lim is Managing Director of CL3. He graduated from Cornell University in the U.S., with Bachelor and Master Degrees in Architecture. After graduating, he worked in Boston as an architect for five years, before returning to Hong KongHong Kong in 1987. He founded CL3 in 1992.
Lim is registered with the National Administration Board of Architectural Registration, and holds a variety of academic posts both in Hong KongHong Kong and abroad. He is a member of several design and architecture bodies, including the Architects Registration Board, the Association of Architectural Practices Ltd., the Hong Kong Designers Association, the Interior Design Association, the American Institute of Architects and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.
Lim is also an accomplished artist with a passion for Chinese artifacts and contemporary art. He incorporates a variety of artistic elements into his architectural and design pieces, and is actively involved in public art installation projects. Lim’s works can be described as “contemporary and modern, mixed with Asian elements,” as exemplified in a recent art installation that incorporated traditional Chinese craftsmanship in the form of bamboo scaffolding. He has participated in Venice Biennale‘s International Architectural Exhibition in 2006 and 2010, and the Hong KongHong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in 2007, 2009 and 2012. His work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Chengdu, the United States, and the Netherlands.