HKU Architecture Gallery – “Alternative Materials” Pop-up Exhibition


14 January 2022 (Friday) – 4 February 2022 (Friday)


10:00am – 8:00pm

01/14/2022 10:00 02/04/2022 20:00 Asia/Hong_Kong HKU Architecture Gallery – “Alternative Materials” Pop-up Exhibition DATE: 14 January 2022 (Friday) – 4 February 2022 (Friday)
TIME: 10:00am – 8:00pm
S314, Staunton

S314, Staunton

Fee (HKD)



+852 3917 2136

Environmental issues are becoming increasingly alarming in the current climate. The exhibition documents the experimental endeavours of Year 3 students from the BASc (Design+) Studio at the University of Hong Kong in Fall 2021. The studio emphasizes the use of novel materials that have not been widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries, striving to provide new opportunities to the field.

The exploration begins with researching materials and techniques to identify a potential arena that may yield tangible outcomes. Next, students engage in a deeper understanding of the chosen materials to demonstrate their full potential, including organic, plant-based, recycled, recyclable, waste generated, composite, biodegradable, circular, and low footprint.

In response to climate change and the overconsumption of plastics and concrete, the exhibition features students’ explorations as future leaders through hands-on prototyping. By considering environmental, social, and cultural contexts, the collection addresses sustainability in design, to reflect how we exploit resources, manufacture goods and consume products, and seeking to use alternative materials.

Faculty Advisor:

Exhibition Assistant:
Giselle LAU

Anson Yik Hei CHEUNG
Tsz Kwan HEUNG
Duy Ngoc Anh HUYNH
Matthew Tsun Tik MA
Fergal Yau Wai TSE
Oscar Chun Yan WONG
Yan Shun WONG
Jianing YU

Our exhibitors will also host two weekend workshops, “This is Paper!” and “This is Loofah?”. Reservation is via Eventbrite and details are to be announced in due course. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Isabel Wong of the Department of Architecture, HKU at (Tel: +852 3917 2136, Email: isabel.wong@hku.hk). Please visit the official webpage of HKU Architecture Gallery for more information.

This exhibition will observe social distancing measures set out by the government. Visitors can walk in but may be required to take turns to enter the gallery.

Know more about HKU Architecture Gallery
Website: www.arch.hku.hk/ www.arch.hku.hk/event_/alternative-materials-exhibition-pmq/?subcat=hku-architecture-gallery
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