Supported by the Construction Industry Group, Smart Cities Forum and Real Estate Committee
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Peter Dampier, Lead Consultant, Buro Happold
Peter Brannan, Conceptual Master Planning, Studio B
James Gibson, Conceptual Architects Urban Design, DCMSTUDIOS Architects
Wan Chai Connect is a progressive idea conceptualised to deliver true world class placemaking, a significant new public space, maximising societal value, connecting the fragmented, making it safe, enjoyable and smart to walk easily around Wan Chai and would act as a catalyst for Wan Chai and Hong Kong’s status in the future.
The Hong Kong Government is selling its Wan Chai government complex site in 2021 that currently houses three office towers and a fire station. This will then be redeveloped to extend the conference centre and provide new commercial space. This site is the largest and most strategically located in Wan Chai. It sits front and centre to the most significant challenge to Wan Chai - the eight lanes of Gloucester road that scars and cuts Wan Chai connectivity in half. It therefore merits special consideration now.
The Wan Chai Connect Design Group (Design Group) is a multi-disciplinary team of urban professionals who care passionately about the city. They view this as a unique opportunity to revitalise Wan Chai socially, economically and environmentally as a significant positive vision for Hong Kong’s status as Asia World City.
“Serving as a catalyst for regeneration, Wan Chai Connect provides a people-centric connectivity solution, that delivers significant new public space. We hope this sparks serious debate around the provision and ownership of quality public space. Private developers haven’t always historically worked with local communities to create functional but iconic public spaces or looked beyond the site to maximise value.” Peter Dampier, Lead Consultant of the Design Group and Marketing and Relationships Director at Buro Happold, Asia.
Join us at this event to hear from industry experts on what their vision from Wan Chai Connect looks like and how this will impact the future of Hong Kong.
About the speakers
Peter Dampier is a chartered surveyor has over 30 years’ experience across real estate and construction industry. He has been working in Asia since 2008, initially in India then since 2014 based in Hong Kong. Peter is Marketing and Relationships Director for Buro Happold, and is passionate about transformational outcomes having championed value led solutions in Hong Kong to improve the city, these have include the Harbourloop, Site 3 Central Harbourfront, and now Wan Chai Connect.
Peter Brannan is responsible for the design, management and new business development of Studio-B. He has over 30-years experience leading the design and delivery of major architectural projects. Peter has led the firm in the completion of a wide range of landmark projects and has been involved in numerous master planning studies of the Hong Kong waterfront and Wanchai area over the past 15 years for Swire Properties and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, which has led to his interest and passion for improving the Wan Chai district.
James Gibson is the Managing and Design Director of DCMSTUDIOS who has a distinguished international career of over 35 years in the Hong Kong. James established DCMSTUDIOS in 2002 as a fully Hong Kong based renaissance of the international practice. It is testament to James’s drive and enthusiasm for urban design, that the new practice has continued to be widely acclaimed throughout the region, delivering only the highest level of refreshingly innovative design to an expanding, diverse and prestigious client base.
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