Evening presentation by architect Moshe Safdie
Drinks reception: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
Close: 8:00 pm
A visionary force in architecture and urban design for over 40 years, Moshe Safdie has quite a few mega-scale projects currently under construction in Asia. He is committed to architecture that is informed by the geographic, social, and cultural elements that define a place. He is also embracing a humane design philosophy, which he will discuss as well as the evolution of his urban design concepts in the evening at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Selected works will be presented by Mr. Safdie, including the landmark structure Habitat '67 and the iconic Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort on the Singapore waterfront, et cetera.
Moshe Safdie is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Born 1938 in Israel, Safdie graduated from McGill University in 1961 with a degree in architecture. After apprenticing with Louis I. Kahn, he returned to Montreal to oversee the master plan for the 1967 World Exhibition. In 1964 he established his own firm to realize Habitat '67, an adaptation of his undergraduate thesis. Over the past 50 years, Safdie has realized projects all over the world, including Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Khalsa Heritage Centre, Anandpur Sahib, India; United States Institute of Peace Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore. Projects currently ongoing in Asia include Golden Dream Bay, Qinhuangdao, China; Bishan Residential Development, Singapore; Chongqing Chaotianmen, Chongqing, China; and Project Jewel at Changi Airport, Singapore.
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