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Why a new skatepark in Britain could be perfect for Asia, where skateboarding is booming but in dense urban areas like Hong Kong, space for the sport is expensive

The design of the three-level skateboard park, in Folkstone on England’s south coast, could suit dense urban areas in Asia, where skateboarding is booming but space is expensive.

The design of the three-level skateboard park, in Folkstone on England’s south coast, could suit dense urban areas in Asia, where skateboarding is booming but space is expensive.

5 May 2022 - 6:15PM
Architect of performing arts centre in Shenzhen, China, Rocco Yim of Hong Kong, on the thinking behind its monumental design

Hong Kong architect talks us through his firm’s dramatic bayside building in the city in southern China, with its curved facade and tilted tower, which completes a cultural complex in Baoan district planned since 2007.

Hong Kong architect talks us through his firm’s dramatic bayside building in the city in southern China, with its curved facade and tilted tower, which completes a cultural complex in Baoan district planned since 2007.

28 Mar 2022 - 12:45PM
Architects recycle Chinese factory into a ‘new-old’ structure, with a community green roof and office space for creatives

A Shenzhen factory building, transformed by Dutch architects, boasts a public rooftop garden, offices for creatives, and a staircase lined with mirrors and neon lighting in a marriage of new and old.

A Shenzhen factory building, transformed by Dutch architects, boasts a public rooftop garden, offices for creatives, and a staircase lined with mirrors and neon lighting in a marriage of new and old.

22 Feb 2022 - 7:15AM
Upside-down concrete pyramid in China a concert hall that’s one of a kind – open to the skies and designed to minimise its impact on nature

The Chapel of Sound looks like a boulder that’s been sliced in half, but inside are seats for 150 in an amphitheatre open to the elements and with a view of the Great Wall of China.

The Chapel of Sound looks like a boulder that’s been sliced in half, but inside are seats for 150 in an amphitheatre open to the elements and with a view of the Great Wall of China.

22 Dec 2021 - 12:49PM
Business of Design Week 2021 in Hong Kong to focus on a ‘design reset’, with two Chinese architects bringing ‘human survival wisdom’ messages

Two Beijing architects, who will be attending Business of Design Week 2021 in Hong Kong, are bringing ‘human survival wisdom’ messages to the city when it comes to new architecture.

Two Beijing architects, who will be attending Business of Design Week 2021 in Hong Kong, are bringing ‘human survival wisdom’ messages to the city when it comes to new architecture.

29 Nov 2021 - 12:15PM