The Architect + Masterplanning

Established in Basel in 1978, Herzog & de Meuron is a partnership led by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron together with Senior Partners Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler, Stefan Marbach, Esther Zumsteg, and Jason Frantzen. An international team of nearly 500 collaborators including the two Founders, five Senior Partners, eight Partners, and 42 Associates work on projects across Europe, the Americas and Asia. The main office is in Basel with additional offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Berlin and Copenhagen. The practice has designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. Many projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as museums, stadiums, and hospitals, and they have completed distinguished private projects including offices, laboratories and apartment buildings. Awards received include the Pritzker Architecture Prize (USA) in 2001, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal (UK), the Praemium Imperiale (Japan), both in 2007, and the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (USA) in 2014.

In 2018, Herzog & de Meuron completed work on Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts – a high profile conservation project in Hong Kong with its two new additions to the site: the JC Contemporary and JC Cube. The project revitalises a unique cluster of historic structures in the centre of Hong Kong. Other than that Herzog & de Meuron is currently working on M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong.

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Executive Architect

Led by the award-winning architect Rocco Yim, Rocco Design Architects Associates Ltd (RDAA)  is the executive architect of the restoration project. The firm draws invaluable expertise from its experience on a multitude of international cultural and public building works.

As one of Hong Kong's most prolific architectural firms, RDAA has won international recognition and acclaims, with projects such as the Bamboo Pavilion in Berlin, the Guangdong Museum in Guangzhou, the HKSAR Government Headquarters at Tamar, Hong Kong, and the recently completed Yunnan Museum.

The firm brings local and international insights to the project via a disciplined approach that includes persistent attention to the quality of the total environment and acute awareness of local culture.

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Conservation Architect

Purcell is an award-winning practice of Architects, Masterplanners and Heritage Consultants with 14 studios across Asia-Pacific and the UK. 

Purcell has been pivotal in the creation of Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts. The practice’s conservation of 16 historic buildings within the compound has safeguarded the site’s rich heritage and transformed it into the unique cultural centre it stands as today. 

To ensure the project’s success, Purcell developed a Conservation Management Plan and undertook in-depth research into the site’s architecture which unlocked the compound’s vast cultural and architectural heritage. 

As advocates of adaptation and reuse, Purcell are committed to making the most of what exists today and creating better places for tomorrow. 

Working extensively on adaptive re-use, interiors and heritage conservation projects, Purcell’s Hong Kong studio specialises on the arts and culture, hospitality and education sectors across the South East Asia region, including Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and China.

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