Frank Gehry

UK's Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre opens first overseas branch in HK

Patients can take in tranquil water and garden views at the new Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre at Tuen Mun Hospital. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

A British cancer network known for its centres' architecture has opened its first overseas branch in Hong Kong with a design fitted to the city's limited space and Chinese culture.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 5:54am

Maggie's Centres offer beauty and dignity to terminally ill

The gardens at the Dundee Maggie's Centre were designed by sculptor Antony Gormley. Photo: Arcaid

When designer Maggie Keswick Jencks found out that her cancer had spread to her bones, liver and bone marrow, she was sitting in a harshly lit room with her husband, landscape architect and writer Charles Jencks. 

4 Mar 2013 - 10:22am

Gehry helps bring light into lives of patients

Calina Chan Wai-yee (left) discovered the centre run by Helen Lui Wong Yun-fong (right). Photo: K.Y. Cheng

After designing a luxury Hong Kong residential building that set a price record for Asia, celebrated Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry has embarked on another project with a difference.

His next Hong Kong assignment is to brighten the lives of cancer patients.

9 Jan 2013 - 7:47pm

Mid-Levels Gehry flat sets record of HK$68,000 a sq ft

Opus Hong Kong, outside and inside: the costliest per square foot in Asia. Photos: Nora Tam, Felix Wong

A buyer has paid HK$68,083 per square foot for a luxury flat at Opus Hong Kong, the new Frank Gehry-designed residential building in Mid-Levels East, a record for an apartment in Hong Kong and Asia in terms of price per square foot.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:40am

Showroom by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg in Opus Hong Kong

The furniture and decorative pieces provide a feeling of substance without looking heavy. Photo: Swire Properties

When interior designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg were given carte blanche by Swire Properties to create a showroom "home" in Frank Gehry's Opus Hong Kong (completed in May), the Canadian duo decided to create their own design narrative based on a fictional family.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:27am

Talking points

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Swire shows off flat in Frank Gehry building

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Restoring former glory

Historically, The Peak has always been about exclusivity. Residents were privileged senior officials, diplomats and taipans of major 'Hongs' (trading companies). They were not only wealthy, but enjoyed supreme social status.

7 May 2015 - 4:01pm

Magnum opus

Frank Gehry says of Opus Hong Kong, his first major project in Asia: "It's pretty dynamic and exciting, the scale of it and the access to it. In New York, you don't get a view like this unless you go up the Empire State Building."  Photo: May Tse

Payal Uttam looks at Frank Gehry's Opus Hong Kong, which promises to stun with both its looks and its prices.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The building of an exceptional attraction

Frank Gehry was chosen for the Opus Hong Kong project, seen in model form above, because he could do something commercially compelling, says Martin Cubbon of Swire Pacific.

There is compelling evidence that the market wants residential developments that are rare, unique and exceptional, like the Opus, says Martin Cubbon, chief executive of Swire Properties. 

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Gehry's stylish Opus to be a 'good neighbour'

Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry says his first residential building in Asia, completed in Hong Kong yesterday, was designed to be 'a good neighbour' to the rest of the city.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

My case [shows] how the government uses public security and fines to suppress people they don't like

Artist Ai Weiwei

My idea was to [make] it a good neighbour to the rest of Hong Kong, not something sticking out from the hill

Architect Frank Gehry on his first residential building in Asia

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Jun Aoki

Every starchitect has their little quirks. You know: Zaha Hadid's latticework bulges and pointy bits, Frank Gehry's twisty funhouse warping, Richard Rogers' inside-out schtick - it's hard to get to the top of the architectural pile unless you've got a feature, a little visual tic, a distinctive style that makes a particular building unmistakably you.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

DRAWING on wisdom

The first exhibition in Hong Kong featuring the work of legendary architect Frank Gehry is being held at Taikoo Place until the end of October.

Gehry is widely regarded as one of the most influential architects in modern times and is most famous for his groundbreaking design for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Wrecked angles

Frank Gehry rejects the term 'starchitect'. But cities wear his buildings like badges of honour, and tourists flock to see them. He has been hailed as one of the most culturally influential people in the world, precisely because he bends all the rules, just as he does the surfaces of his buildings.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Green buildings gain ground in HK

Hong Kong has never been shy about embracing eye-catching skyscrapers, but these days, it is also focusing on the design and sustainability of buildings.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am