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GROUNDWORK is an architecture studio based in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong architecture, architect in Hong Kong, architect, architecture, Manfred Yuen, 元新,元新建城,
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元新建城Groundwork – An Introduction

Groundwork was first founded in London, 2007, for the exploration of experimental architecture, urban and landscape design.

Our formal studio, Groundwork Architecture + Associates Ltd.(a.k.a Groundwork Architecture & Urbanism Ltd.), was founded in Central, Hong Kong, 2011, where we have realised a range of professional, social and theoretical projects.

We have grown within the recent years and we are actualizing more of our visions in Asia and around the world for a group of prestigious clients. Our practice celebrates simplicity, technology, research and humanity, and most important of all, our clients’ visions.

Our design approach are minimalistic: we love constraints; we love working with both tangible and intangible material, especially lighting.

Both Manfred Yuen and C.Y Lau were trained in Hong Kong and Britain, both of them have acquired years of professional experiences, serving local and international design practices on management levels before the establishment of Groundwork. Apart from Manfred’s professional engagements, he is also serving as a visiting lecturer for The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and hold various honourable advisory positions for various local organizations.

Groundwork works were exhibited at the London Architecture Biennale in 2008, Hong Kong Shenzhen Architectural Biennale of 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

On the other end our design spectrum, we focus on the application of our work on humanity. We have helped various NGOs and charity organizations in Hong Kong designing civic buildings, elderly homes and home improvement projects.

We are proud to be from Hong Kong and it is our wish to contribute to the dynamic of our city.

元新建城Groundwork – 簡介

元新建城Groundwork於2007年在倫敦成立,以探索實驗建築、城市及景觀設計。

我們位於香港中環的事務所,元新建城有限公司(即元新建城 | 建築及城市設計有限公司)在2011年正式成立,我們在此實現了一系列建築、城市設計、社會和建築理論等相關的項目。

近幾年的發展使我們能在亞洲及世界各地開拓項目。我們奉行簡約及人性化的建築,使我們的客戶和用家能在最理想的條件下實踐願景。

現實社會的局限及約束成為驅動我們創新求變的原動力。我們亦喜歡探索世上有形和無形原材料的可塑性,例如光、雨水等。

兩位創辦人阮文韜、劉振宇皆在香港及英國就學,具備多年專業經驗,在成立元新建城前於本地及國際建築設計機構擔任管理職位。此外,阮文韜更在香港大學及香港理工大學擔任客席講師,並為多個本地團體出任顧問。

元新建城的作品曾參與2008年倫敦建築雙年展,及2009、2011、2013及2015年深港城市\建築雙城雙年展。

在建築設計以外,我們亦關注社會的發展,並已為香港多個非政府組織和慈善機構設計公共建築、老人院舍及家居改建項目。

我們為自已獨有的民族身份而感驕傲。讓我們為促進中華建築藝術而努力。