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UIA Student Competition for a Prefabricated Modular Community Health Centre

12 December 2017


UIA Student Competition for a Prefabricated Modular Community Health Centre

The UIA is proud to announce that its own Work Programme, the Public Health Group, has launched an exciting student competition for the design of a prefabricated modular community health centre. The open international ideas competition is part of the programme for the 38th International Seminar of the Public Health Group, to be held in Paris from 29 to 31 May 2018 in conjunction with Paris Healthcare Week.

The competition asks participants to design a Community Health Centre (CHC), to be found in communities with reduced access to healthcare facilities, such as smaller cities in underdeveloped countries or remote, rural areas of developed countries. The designs should imperatively make use of prefabricated modular units, easily transportable by road, rail or boat. They should be amenable to incremental expansion until the facility "grows to a fully-fledged CHC."

While the jury will be evaluating entries on the basis of environmental quality, the most important consideration will be good design. The jury will be looking for projects which demonstrate "a convincing, aesthetically appealing building design."

The competition is conducted according to the UIA Competitions Guide and the UNESCO Regulations for International Architecture Competitions.

ELIGIBILITY
Students of architecture (Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate at an accredited institution) interested in and possessing a broad understanding of healthcare environments are encouraged to participate in multidisciplinary groups led by a student of architecture. Each team should include three students maximum.

No entry fees, but copy of ID and student card required.

For more information, check out, www.uia-phg.com or UIA website.
 
Sri Lanka Institute of Architects

23 November 2017


Intensive "Urban Design" Workshop / Training Programme conducted by Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) in collaboration with ARCASIA

A training programme on "Urban Design" will be conducted by Sri Lanka institute of Architects in collaboration with ARCASIA. The workshop will be starting from 15th February 2018 - 21st February 2018 at the SLIA auditorium. The instructor for this programme is Prof.Fabio Todeschini (Architect, City Planner, Urban Designer & Heritage Practitioner Emeritus Professor University of Cape Town).

There are 12 vacancies for foreign participants on first come first served basis. The fee for a participant is $ 250 ( excluding the air fair). This fee will include accommodation, food, course fee, registration fee and airport transfers.

We wish to invite all members who are interested to participate for the above mentioned programme to get yourself registered on or before 28th December 2017 since only 12 vacancies are available.

Please click the below link for more information and online Registrations.
http://www.slia.info/local/index.html

[Programme Summary] | [Programme Structure] | [Classes Schedule]
 
 

16 November 2017


提名建築物參與「2018年共融環境嘉許計劃」

香港建築師學會作為「2018年共融環境嘉許計劃」的支持機構之一,亦欣賞此計劃的理念,表揚社區中的無障礙建築物。

「嘉許計劃」將設立「全面共融大獎」、「共融環境優異獎」及「積極進步獎」,邀請在香港註冊的物業管理公司、物業持有者或業主立案法團等提名轄下商場、酒店、商業樓宇及住宅會所參與。主辦單位會為獲接納參加的建築物進行實地視察,並由上述不同政府部門及專業團體組成的評審委員會進行評審。

評審準則如下:
準則1:建築物的主要出入口及室內主要通道暢通無阻
準則2:如建築物設有升降機,則須設有最少一部無障礙升降機
準則3:大堂設有協助殘疾人士的設施
準則4:如樓層設有洗手間,則須設有無障礙洗手間
準則5:設有足夠及清晰的標誌,指示供殘疾人士使用的設施
準則6:如設有停車場,則同時設有殘疾人士停車位
準則7:設有適合殘疾人士使用的客房(只適用於酒店)

報名方法:
有興趣參與的機構可於www.hkcss.org.hkwww.jointcouncil.org.hk
下載報名表格,填妥並經下列方式遞交報名表格:

郵寄地址:「香港灣仔軒尼詩道15 號溫莎公爵社會服務大廈12樓復康部」( 信封註明「共融環境嘉許計劃報名」)
傳真號碼:2864 2962
電郵地址:reh@hkcss.org.hk ( 電郵主旨註明「共融環境嘉許計劃報名」 )。

截止日期: 2018年1月19日

結果將於2018年7月公佈。

如有查詢,請致電2864 2996 與嘉許計劃秘書處聯絡。
 
UIA Questionnaire Survey on Gender Equity in Architecture in Hong Kong

25 October 2017


Open Call for Expression of Interest to Join UIA Work Programmes

Under the International Union of Architects (UIA), there are various Work Programmes (WPs), in which a full range of specialists delve into specific aspects of the architect’s intervention in society and the built environment.

HKIA members are now invited to express their interest to join the UIA WP for the triennium term 2017-2020.

UIA WORK PROGRAMMES (WPs)
1. ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY
      1.1 Architecture for All
      1.2 Architecture and Children
      1.3 Heritage and Cultural Identity

2. HABITAT
      2.1 Social Habitat
      2.2 Barefoot Architects
      2.3 Intermediate Cities Urbanisation and Development

3. PUBLIC FACILITIES
      3.1 Public Health
      3.2 Sports and Leisure
      3.3 Education and Cultural Spaces

4. ENVIRONMENT
      4.1 Sustainability and Climate Change
      4.2 UIA-IFLA Indigenous Ecosystem Corridors and Nodes Project

For more details of description of UIA WPs and responsibilities of being a HKIA representative of the UIA WPs, please visit the HKIA website.

Should you be interested to join any UIA WPs, please return the completed reply slip together with your CV to HKIA Secretariat (hannahlee@hkia.net) by 25 October 2017, 12:00pm.

EOI reply slip: doc. | pdf.
 
RTHK's Radio Programme on Inclusive Environment Recognition Scheme

21 February 2017


RTHK's Radio Programme on Inclusive Environment Recognition Scheme

Guest:
Mr. Joseph KWAN, Global Chair of Rehabilitation International - International Commission on Technology and Accessibility

Mr KUO Chun Chuen, Chief Officer (Rehabilitation Service) of The Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities

Click here to listen.


無障礙環境齊嘉許

嘉賓﹕
康復國際科技及無障礙設施委員會主席關國樂
社聯復康服務總主任郭俊泉
 
UIA Questionnaire Survey on Gender Equity in Architecture in Hong Kong

2 December 2016


UIA Questionnaire Survey on Gender Equity in Architecture in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), as one of the member sections of the International Union of Architects (UIA), is assisting UIA to carry out a survey on Gender Equity in Architecture to our members. The data collected through this questionnaire will be forwarded to UIA for analysis to outline the obstacles preventing for the achievement of a better and more dynamic working life for female and establish an UIA Gender Equity Policy in the architectural profession.

To improve the survey's reliability, your voluntary completion of the survey questionnaire will be much appreciated. Please complete the online questionnaire no later than 9 January 2017 (Monday).
 
 

14 November 2016


Ar. Ramiz Baig on IAP Making Karachi Accessible

This video was shown as part of Ar. Ramiz Baig's presentation "Universal Accessibility in Karachi's context" at the Asian Congress of Architects 17, Hong Kong (www.aca17hk.com). The video was directed by film maker Hisham Masood to raise awareness of the work Institute of Architects Pakistan (www.iap.com.pk) along with NOWPDP is doing to make Karachi accessible.

 
 

27 September 2016


The Memorandum of Understanding signing between UIA and ARCASIA

The Memorandum of Understanding between UIA and ARCASIA was signed by UIA President Ar. Esa Mohamed and ARCASIA President Ar. Sathirut Nui Tandanand at Hong Kong on 27th September 2016 for a period of three (3) years:-
  1. To rationalize the resources of the two Organizations in pertinent activities at all such levels as mutually agreed;
  2. To reinforce the capacity for action of the both Organizations towards third parties where such a co-operation will be of mutual benefit to both organizations;
  3. To explore opportunities for joint positions and/or joint actions of both Organizations towards third parties;
  4. To co-operate in lobbying activities, if and when appropriate and as mutually agreed;
  5. To ensure reciprocal representation at their respective working bodies;
  6. To share information of mutual interest.
The two Organizations undertake to establish a closer cooperation between themselves, with the full knowledge and consent of the executive Councils of both Organizations and after their input and agreement, at all levels of proposed co-operation on a case-by-case basis.
 
RTHK's Radio Programme on Elderly Friendly Community

October to November 2015


RTHK's Radio Programme on Elderly Friendly Community
Programme details
 
 

20 May 2015


SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ELDERLY WITH DEMENTIA (HALF DAY SYMPOSIUM)

Date:
20 May 2015
Time:
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue:
Auditorium, 1/F. Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, Wanchai, 15 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong


Registration Form
 
 

12 March 2010


Public Consultation Session on HKSAR under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

Date:
12 March 2010
Time:
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue:
Auditorium, 1/F. Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, Wanchai, 15 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong


Initial Report of HKSAR under UNCRPD
Public Consultation Session Registration Reply Slip
 
 

30 December 2009


The Government was committed to promoting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Hong Kong to enhance equal opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in the community, the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, said today.

Visit the website on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Hong Kong
 
Business of Design Week Forum 2008

12 December 2008


BODW Forum 2008 is the highlight of the Business of Design Week 2008. Mr. Joseph Kwan, Chairman of UIA WP, has been invited to share on Quake Solutions - how design and innovation can help the Sichuan region and future quake-affected regions to recover from major earthquakes-sharing smart solutions and best practices.

Please visit BODW Forum 2008 - Quake Solutions for more details.
You can also visit BODW 2009 Website for more information
 
 

27 November to 1 December 2006


The 12th International Mobility Conference

The 12th International Mobility Conference will be held in Hong Kong from November 27 to December 1, 2006. The event is hosted by the Hong Kong Society for the Blind.

Please visit The Conference web site for more information
 
 

22 - 26 October, 2006


The 2nd International Conference for Universal Design

The 2nd International Conference for Universal Design in Kyoto 2006 will be held in Kyoto 22 - 26 October, 2006. The Conference is hosted by the International Association for Universal Design and the venue will be Kyoto International Conference Hall.
Please visit The 2nd International Conference web site for more information