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HSBC customer dismayed by tax treatment of Swiss dividends

We are saddened to bring to your attention another case of an unhappy HSBC customer. This tale is set against the background of the double tax treaty between Switzerland and Hong Kong that came into force on January 1.

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 3:57am 2 comments

The art of discovery

Our fingers and thumbs - useful for typing, texting, and holding things - also add up to 10. This number equals the destinations around Hong Kong featured on this month's Aedas Secret Spaces tour.

The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, which organised the tour, asked professional artists to transform 10public locations across Hong Kong into art 'happenings'.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Quirky buildings attract international style gurus

Unconventional architecture mushrooming in Guangzhou has attracted the attention of international style aficionados.

Among the buildings to have appeared are two commercial developments in bold architectural forms - the Pazhou Exhibition Complex and the Poly Tower V Building - adding a striking visual impact on the cityscape.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Interior design's tighter space

Though the Hong Kong interior design industry is flourishing, the city currently faces a dearth of well-trained interior designers - and this looks set to continue as work from emerging markets in the region is on the rise. The pinch is being felt across the industry, with even the larger interior design firms finding it difficult to recruit designers.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Reach for the sky

Several major projects in Shenyang by leading Hong Kong-based property developers are likely to be launched on the market over the next few years.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ferris wheel plan 'not good enough'

A Hong Kong concept architect has criticised two proposals for erecting a giant Ferris wheel on the Central waterfront, describing them as 'hand-me-down' and 'simply not good enough'.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Aedas needs more hands

Although often taken for granted, transportation infrastructure systems play a fundamental role in connecting people with places and is a key element in the movement of goods and economic development.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Aedas' blueprint for success

Hong Kong is one of the best places to work as an architect, thanks to its robust property market.

Aedas, a leading international design practice with 700 local staff, is in the best position to benefit from the new private and government developments springing up on the mainland and Hong Kong.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Central Market faces a green rebirth

Urban Renewal Authority project's theme is 'Central Oasis'

The Central Market, which ceased to operate in March 2003, is one of the oldest heritage landmarks in Hong Kong. Built in 1939, the four-storey market was given grade three historical building status in 1990.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Anything but a mall - plea for Central Market

Architects have come up with four very different designs to revitalise the Central Market building. But the public seems to have only one request - please don't turn it into another shopping mall.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Creative Spaces

The creativity architecture and design companies bring to their plans for the interiors of new workplaces can make these more creative places for end-users to work in.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Keep spirit of Central Market alive, says architect

Central Market does not need major surgery to regain its glory, says an architect who suggests a conservative approach to preserving the 72-year-old building.

Competing with three other teams for a design to revitalise the building, Kyran Sze, executive director of Aedas, said many of its architectural features should be kept intact.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


Fanny Lee

Managing director - China


Ms Lee, with her wealth of experience in architectural design and management of large, mixed-use developments, is responsible for overseeing the management and marketing of the firm's fast-growing operation in the mainland.

Bob van den Oord

Managing director

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

Creative vision of HK's busy lifestyle

An exhibition showcasing artworks by 30 visual arts students from local secondary schools is on. The students express their feelings about Hong Kong's hectic lifestyle through innovative installations.

Aedas City Sanctuary is organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation in collaboration with the University of the Arts London.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

CUHK appoints architects to map out campus master plan

Chinese University yesterday appointed two international architectural firms to plan its campus development, but students said the preliminary design was not consistent with the character of the university.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am