of Place - Architectural Bridges in China” was presented at HKIE Civil Division
on 8 January 2008, some 10 years ago. Four
architectural bridges capturing their identity in China were discussed. These
bridges were not only designed for functional
use but were also designed from an architectural view so that they
achieved harmony with the surroundings.
this seminar, we will take the opportunity to review the changes in bridge
design in Hong Kong in the context of our “Sense of Place”. Old bridges in Hong
Kong were generally designed for
practical and functional requirements, however, through the years bridge
design has been evolving from pure functional requirements to include weight on aesthetic requirement. Sometimes a
masterpiece of art is achieved
through the bridge design history in Hong Kong, the review will be divided into
three categories, sea-crossing bridges, rural road bridges and urban road
bridges. In addition to the road bridges,
some footbridges with special design features will also be introduced. These
selected bridges are considered excellent projects which not only harmonize
with the sense of place but also address the engineering challenges. We will have a closer look at the most recent bridges / footbridges projects
from the point of view of architecture, constructability and site constraints.
Free of Charge.
Ir. Francis KUNG, Managing Director of Meinhardt
Infrastructure and Environment Limited, was a past Chairman of the Civil
Francis is a professional civil and structural engineer having
over 30 years’ experience in planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary
infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and the UK, including major highway,
railway and road improvement schemes. His
portfolio includes Kwai Chung Viaduct, Eastern and Western Harbour Crossings,
Hung Hom Bypass, Lai Chi Kok Viaduct, Liantang Viaducts in Hong Kong, and four
iconic bridges in China. These bridges are well known in the construction industry,
winning many China and International awards, including at least 3 times of the Zhan
Tian You Awards.
The number of
participants is limited to 120 and priority will be given to members of Civil
Division and previous registered participants. Please complete the on-line
registration at http://cv.hkie.org.hk. Email registration will not be accepted. Only
successful applicants will be informed by email.
For enquiries, please
contact: Ms. Yuki Leung via email: firstname.lastname@example.org