Manfred Yuen, BAAS(HONS)(HKU), DipArch(Cantab), RIBA
Groundwork Founder | Architect
Manfred is the founder of Groundwork Architecture + Urbanism London in 2007 and Groundwork Architects + Associates Hong Kong in 2010. Manfred is also 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 has received his architectural training from the University of Cambridge and the University of Hong Kong (with First Class Honour), and had worked with Coop-Himmelb(l)au, where he was responsible for construction projects in China.
Manfred has founded Groundwork so that it may be a platform to study how architecture, arts and the poetic of the city may be synthesized. Groundwork is keen on serving the public, thus, apart from instigating various public work initiatives, Manfred is serving as the honorable advisers for various organizations such as Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Oxfam International, Scout Association and HK Society of Education of Arts. Some of his notable awards include the “40-under-40 – Design Talents/Asia” (2011) and ” The Next Generation Architects, Backstage Architecture, Italy” (2010). Manfred is also the recipient of the Spirit of Hong Kong 2013 Award, an award that celebrates the achievements of remarkable Hong Kong people who make our city a better place. Groundwork is realizing their arts of architecture globally: Groundwork have built and exhibited their works in Venice, London, Beijing, Taiwan and recently, Singapore.