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“Unglamorous Architecture” Groundwork's approach, recent works, and social endeavors


  • 日期2017年4月10日
  • 時間10:30 am to 11:30 am
  • 地點KT182 (Lecture Theatre 2) THEi Building (KT)



Unglamorous Architecture

Groundwork's approach, recent works, and social endeavors


Mr. Manfred Yuen

Founder of Groundwork Architecture


Date:           10th April 2017 (Monday)

Time:           10:30 am to 11:30 am

Venue:         KT182 (Lecture Theatre 2) THEi Building (KT)

Language:   English



Groundwork was first founded in London in 2007, for the exploration of experimental architecture and urban and landscape design. In 2011, its office was set up in Central, Hong Kong, where Mr. Yuen was involved in a range of professional, social and theoretical projects. Yet, a large portion of what he has achieved was hidden, conceptual, social, grunge, cheap, complex and all-in-all; un-glamorous. Mr. Yuen will come and share his experience on doing projects that deliver social value.  He believes that architecture should be experienced and it should be at the service of mankind, i.e. the collectives, not only for the egos of the few and selected. He wishes to share with you how un-glamorous some of his works are, and how these projects have stimulated new ideas in the field of architecture.




Manfred was the founder of Groundwork Architecture and Urbanism London in 2007 and Groundwork Architects and Associates Hong Kong in 2010. He is now currently a visiting lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design and Hong Kong University SPACE architecture program teaching architecture design and history. Prior to founding Groundwork, Manfred received his architectural training from the University of Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong (with First Class Honor), and has worked with Coop-Himmelb(l)au, where he was responsible for construction projects in China.



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“Unglamorous Architecture” Groundwork's approach, recent works, and social endeavors