Ar ProfessorPaul CHU (Middle) is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Registered Architect in Hong Kong and PRC (Class 1). Prof Chu is currently Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering cum Head of Architecture Department of Hong Kong Chu Hai College. He read Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, and completed Architecture and Urban Design postgraduate studies at Columbia University as International Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. His research interest explores how urban informality phenomena integrates into contemporary Architecture and Urbanism discourse. He served as Project Leaders in organising different exhibitions and events, namely, “MORE THAN HIGH-RISE- Exploring Hong Kong through Architecture 2018” in Tokyo., “Past. Present. Future – Tracking Hong Kong Architecture 2015”* in Taipei and “HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards”* in Hong Kong in 2015, 2017 & 2019, etc. Mr Kan CHAN(Left) is the Design Director of Aravia Design and Head of Architecture in JLL. An RIBA Chartered Architect, Kan has received his education from The University of Hong Kong (First Class Honour), University College London, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Best Studio Award) where his thesis was nominated for RIBA President Awards. Kan focuses on the impact of architecture on public realm through spatial design and masterplanning. He was awarded in World Architecture Festive, Perspective Global 40 under 40 among other accolades. Since 2016, Kan has been invited to exhibit in Venice Biennale. Apart from teaching in various colleges, Kan serves as a Member of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s Programme and Development Committee.
Ar Jacky CHEUNG(Right) is a Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Registered Architect (Hong Kong), Authorised Person, and Director of Thomas Chow Architects Ltd.. He has been focusing on both architectural design and project administration after receiving architectural education at The University of Hong Kong, and was Winner of Perspective 40 under 40 Awards 2022. His works were exhibited in Venice Biennale and Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Hong Kong)*. Always devoted in professional participation, he is currently Council Member of Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, and is representing The Hong Kong Institute of Architects to serve as Alternate Member of the Harbourfront Commission.
- *Sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr Kan Chan. (Left) / Ar Professor Paul Chu. (Middle) / Ar Jacky Cheung. (Right)
“‘in-between’ represents a ‘state of continuous changes’ in the time axis. The exhibits of the exhibition give a pause to these changes, and reveal the urban scape interwoven by different dimensions.” – Ar Professor Paul Chu.
“‘in-between’ means ‘interim’, ‘non-polarized’;in urban renewal process, ‘organic and spontaneous’ urban responses help enriching the monotonous result brought about by the ‘top-down’ development model otherwise.” – Mr Kan Chan.
“‘in-between’ describes ‘a position between two poles or categories’; it can be the pronoun of an open space in a denseurban fabric, or provisional and informal artefacts constructed in the city.”