ASIAN CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTS
GROWTH AND DIVERSITY: THE GREEN AGE OF ASIA
ACA17 (2016)

One of the key feature of ARCASIA is the Asian Congress of Architects (ACA) Forum which is a major regional congress held every two years that take the form of a large international congress for fostering intellectual exchange and strategic discussion on regional challenges, initiatives and development amongst hundreds of architects.

The theme for the ACA17 in 2016 is “Growth and Diversity: The Green Age of Asia”.

VENUE

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

The The 17th ASIAN CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTS (ACA17) will be held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

HKCEC is one of the two major convention and exhibition venues in Hong Kong, along with AsiaWorld-Expo. It is located in Wan Chai North, Hong Kong Island. Built along the Victoria Harbour, it is linked by covered walkways to nearby hotels and commercial buildings. The venue was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, in association with Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. Larry Oltmanns led the design as the Design Partner with SOM.

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Over the past decade, growth rate in Asia Pacific region was the highest among the world. Amidst the high living standards and rise in poverty, development of the city is increasingly influenced by resources constraints. High level of urbanization and industrialization involves exploitation of natural wealth, which has become global issue as it starts to threaten the stability and prosperity of the region. Due to such concerns and risks, the concept of creating harmony and balance between economic development and environmental sustainability has emerged.

Besides factors such as growth of population and increase in consumption, decline in natural capital can also cause by poor natural resources management decision. Design and construction process are the crucial elements for green building. Architects, designers and urban planners determine the overall success of the project as they evaluate the surrounding factors to minimize the urban sprawls and needless destruction of valuable land, habitat and green space that are vital to sustainable living. This year at ACA17, we will be gathering experts and professionals from the architectural industry, to further discuss potential methods that could help to incorporate green elements and green technology in the project design and construction process progresses.

APR - AUG
2016

REGISTRATION PERIOD

Early-Bird Registration
Apr – July 2016
APR - AUG
2016

ARCASIA STUDENT JAMBOREE REGISTRATION

MAR – MAY
2016

ARCASIA STUDENTS’ ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION NOMINATION PERIOD

25 SEP – 1 OCT
2016

EVENT PERIOD

ARCASIA

INTRODUCTION

The Council of the ARCASIA consists of all the Presidents of the National Institutes.

The organization itself serves as an extension for each member institutes' regional programme and relations. Annual meetings are held in different member institute countries, to deliberate and to give collective directions and representation to matters that affect the architectural profession in the Asian region.

OBJECTIVES

To unite National Institutes of Architects on a democratic basis throughout the Asian region, to foster friendly, intellectual, artistic, educational and scientific ties;

To foster and maintain professional contacts, mutual co-operation and assistance among member institutes;

To represent architects of the member institutes at national and international levels;

To promote the recognition of the architect's role in society;

To promote the development and education of architects and the architectural profession in their service to society;

To promote research and technical advancement in the field of the built environment.