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One of our latest design - Moonflow Café & Bar has arrived in Shenzhen Kexing Science Park, More photos are coming!! Stay Tuned!!!

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One of our latest design - Moonflow Café & Bar has arrived in Shenzhen Kexing Science Park, More photos are coming!! Stay Tuned!!!

@manfredyuen @cy.lau.507 @fiona__bao 
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Groundwork’s total design (from interior design to branding) - A new Japanese lifestyle store GUU SAN is in the town! Stay Tuned for more stories behind the brand!

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Groundwork’s total design (from interior design to branding) - A new Japanese lifestyle store GUU SAN is in the town! Stay Tuned for more stories behind the brand!

@manfredyuen @cy.lau.507 @fiona__bao @guusan_hk 
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Another story is coming - Hong Kong Museum of Education. Stay tuned!!

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Very friendly attendant

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我決定返大陸做,咁靚design 🤦🏻‍♂️。好玩。

Saying goodbye to our Year-out and Interns. Thank you all for your contribution and effort to Groundwork. Memories never fade away, wishing you all the best in your future journey! ... See MoreSee Less

Saying goodbye to our Year-out and Interns. Thank you all for your contribution and effort to Groundwork. Memories never fade away, wishing you all the best in your future journey!

Thanks to CUBE Design, the Cheif Designer team of Longhua District, Shenzhen for inviting @manfredyuen to share on "Architects Build Joy" and the future development of public space within cities. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to CUBE Design, the Cheif Designer team of Longhua District, Shenzhen for inviting @manfredyuen to share on Architects Build Joy and the future development of public space within cities.Image attachmentImage attachment

We are in deep grief for the loss of one of our partners, Fiona Bao’s grandpa, Mr. Song, at the age of 89.

Mr. Song was an esteemed Chinese calligrapher, painter and a leading figure among Anhui art scene. We have the fortune to have our plaque “元新建城" created by him for our Shenzhen office and it was one of his last works. He was beloved by his family, his students and lives that he and his works have touched.

May his soul rest in peace. Our heartfelt condolences to his family.
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We are thrilled to share that The Wallflower Music Hall has been awarded a top design award in Australia's prestigious international awards - The Good Design Awards 2020!
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Congratulations Manfred! 🎉🎉🎉

Congratulations!!!!!!

INDE.Awards Digital Gala is tonight 6:30pm (AEST) (Hong Kong time 4:30pm!)
Our project "The Wallflower Music Hall - Alliance Primary School Extension" is shortlisted in the Learning Space category alongside many great designs around the globe, join us here: digitalevents.com.au/indesign

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INDE.Awards Digital Gala is tonight 6:30pm (AEST) (Hong Kong time 4:30pm!)
Our project The Wallflower Music Hall - Alliance Primary School Extension is shortlisted in the Learning Space category alongside many great designs around the globe, join us here: https://digitalevents.com.au/indesign

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Congrats Manfred Yuen, Cy Lau, & Team!!

Reflectivity.
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A brand new look of Hong Kong Museum of Education is coming soon!⠀
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The Wallflower Music Hall is shortlisted in INDE.Awards 2020! @indesignlive #indeawards #inde2020⠀
Its not just about the design, but the story behind education.⠀
check out the full shortlist here: indeawards.com⠀
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5 months ago

Groundwork, Architects & Associates Ltd.

A small crack for a “wall flower” extension
The Alliance Primary School (APS) was built in 1992. Hong Kong buildings are infamously densely built and schools like APS are no different. it followed a hall-mark school typology back-then: a multi-storied building where only a courtyard served as its aperture for sunlight.

Addressing a pedagogical evolution
I was educated in an all-boys catholic school back in the 1980s: a brutalist, cold, sleek, and deadly efficient school. There was an elevated platform in the courtyard, where the principal may stand above everyone to spot any mischievous deeds during assemblies and recesses. Back then, schools stood for disciplines, not happiness.

APS felt that music is integral for children’s development and it has been a cradle for young musicians and it has a great student orchestra. Yet, APS never had a dedicated rehearsal space.

Perhaps our interventions for APS may signify how education in the 21st Century may have evolved.

Project URL: www.groundworkarchitect.com/portfolio_page/the-wallflower-music-hall-alliance-primary-school-kowl...

Youtube URL: youtu.be/uUg96mgUgt4

CLIENT \ Alliance Primary School Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

ADDRESS \ 2 Lancashire Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

AREA \ 300 + 150 + 200 sq. m (approx.)

DESIGN BY \ Groundwork, Architects & Associates Ltd.

TEAM \ Krystal Lung(Project Architect), Jonathan Lau, Clarissa Chau, Tiffany Chin, Lawrence Law, Echo Xiang, Enoch Chu, CY Lau(Project Partner), Manfred Yuen

VIDEO \ Kirio Ng, Janet Wong

PHOTO \ Fiona Bao

CONTRACTOR \ Ming Kee Construction (Steelwork) Engineering Ltd.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER \ James Lau and Associates Ltd.

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEER \ Pinebridge Consulting Ltd.

QUANTITY SURVEYOR \ KCI Management Consultancy Ltd.

ACOUSTIC AND AUDIO VISUAL SOLUTIONS \ ON Technology Ltd.

BIM \ Kevin Ling

MODEL \ Raymond Chan

PROJECT MANAGER \ PLAAP Design Ltd., Michelle Kwok
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//Rethinking living spaces in HK//

Thank you China Daily Hong Kong for sharing Manfred Yuen's thoughts and featuring our co-living project Oootopia!
It is an inspiring article on public and private housing in HK. Read it online:
www.chinadailyhk.com/article/126530#Better-to-go-public
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//Rethinking living spaces in HK//

Thank you China Daily Hong Kong for sharing Manfred Yuens thoughts and featuring our co-living project Oootopia! 
It is an inspiring article on public and private housing in HK. Read it online: 
 https://www.chinadailyhk.com/article/126530#Better-to-go-public

Here's a story of a "wallflower" extension growing from a small crack.

The Alliance Primary School (APS) was built in 1990s. Hong Kong buildings are infamously densely built and schools like APS are no different. it followed a hall-mark school typology back-then: a multi-storied building where only a courtyard served as its aperture for sunlight. APS felt that music is integral for children’s development and it has been a cradle for young musicians and it has a great student orchestra. Yet, APS never had a dedicated rehearsal space.

The only outdoor space for the school will be its courtyard, which is around 200 sq.m, it was also where we would build over with the music hall. We do not wish to sacrifice this precious out-door space. Thus, we hovered the music hall above the courtyard, which would retain the courtyard space by converting it into a semi-outdoor auditorium and playground area, hence gaining a music hall.

It has been a few months since the music hall started to operate and we have been fortunate to witness its actions. We see children running and playing underneath the music hall. Their smiley faces warm our hearts.

DESIGN BY \ Groundwork, Architects & Associates Ltd.
TEAM \ Krystal Lung(Project Architect), Jonathan Lau, Clarissa Chau, Tiffany Chin, Lawrence Law, Echo Xiang, Enoch Chu, CY Lau(Project Partner), Manfred Yuen
VIDEO \ Kirio Ng, Janet Wong
PHOTO \ Fiona Bao
CONTRACTOR \ Ming Kee Construction (Steelwork) Engineering Ltd.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER \ James Lau and Associates Ltd.
MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEER \ Pinebridge Consulting Ltd.
QUANTITY SURVEYOR \ KCI Management Consultancy Ltd.
ACOUSTIC AND AUDIO VISUAL SOLUTIONS \ ON Technology Ltd.
BIM \ Kevin Ling
MODEL \ Raymond Chan
PROJECT MANAGER \ PLAAP Design Ltd., Michelle Kwok
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Acoustic and Audio Visual Solutions: ON Technology Limited 👏👏👏👏👏

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