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Past Event: September 23, 2011

Design Roulette: A Sequential Dialogue

Shanghai Study Centre, The University of Hong Kong
No. 298 North Suzhou Road
Hongkou District, Shanghai 200085

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Haworth Haworth is a leading global designer and manufacturing of office solutions including system furniture and ergonomic seating, and is a pioneer in adaptable workspaces. With more than 20 years experience in Asia Pacific, Haworth stands alone in its commitment to the region. Haworth operates in over 120 countries, with over 27 manufacturing facilities and more than 7,500 members. Its regional headquarters in Shanghai manages 2 manufacturing facilities, 26 sales offices and 19 dealers to support its network of clients throughout Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Haworth is dedicated to sustainability leadership by engaging people and processes and employing resources to provide sustainable and adaptable workplace solutions. For the past two decades, Haworth has built its manufacturing facilities worldwide for environmental leadership in energy efficiency, solid waste management, air quality management, water and wastewater quality, and hazardous waste management.

Luxx Newhouse Group Luxx Newhouse Group is a leading regional specialist in design installation for solid-surface projects and a premium designer and furniture provider of high-quality, home lifestyle products such as kitchens, wardrobes, and beds.

Luxx Newhouse works closely with distinguished global business partners. From Korea, LG Hausys Limited supplies HI-MACS acrylic solid surface. From Italy, Snaidero Rino S.p.A supplies Snaidero Kitchen, which is known for its excellence in design, research, and technology.

Luxx Newhouse also works with renowned local and overseas designers and architects to create supply, and distribute design-oriented lifestyle interior products and installations.

Luxx Newhouse Group was founded in Singapore 15 years ago and has since expanded its network of marketing offices, production and warehousing facilities, and operation bases to Malaysia, Indonesia, China (Beijing, Shenyang, Wuhan, Shanghai, Chong Qing and Guangzhou), and Hong Kong SAR. The group currently employs more than 300 staff/workers in the region.

The Marco Goldschmied Foundation The Marco Goldschmied Foundation was established as an arts charity with specific reference to architecture. In 1998 it founded the Stephen Lawrence Prize, in memory of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in 1993 and who would have graduated as an architect in 1998. Now in its 14th year, it is a £5,000 prize for smaller projects that would not win the Stirling Prize and also provides study bursaries to architecture students. The Foundation also sponsored the £20,000 Stirling Prize in 2009 and has supported various organisations such as Tate Britain's James Stirling retrospective and the British School at Rome and the charity Article 25.

The Waterhouse at South Bund
The Waterhouse at South Bund
Located on the banks of the Huangpu River and near the Shiliupu dock in Puxi, The Waterhouse at South Bund is a unique boutique hotel with 19 rooms with a separate all-purpose event warehouse. Designed by Neri&Hu Design Research Office, the hotel opened in July 2010 and was covered in publications around the world. The hotel is part of hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng's Unlisted Collection of properties in Shanghai, Singapore, and London.

University of Hong Kong's Shanghai Study CentreUniversity of Hong Kong's Shanghai Study Centre

The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong established the Shanghai Study Centre in 2008. It is housed in the historical Post Office Building, on Suzhou Creek.

The Faculty operates several programs in Shanghai, which is a vital counterpart to other programs in Hong Kong. Its goal is to provide every undergraduate in the Department of Architecture, and the Division of Landscape Architecture with one complete semester of studies in China, without interrupting his or her degree program at HKU.

The Shanghai Study Centre also houses the HKU Shanghai Office, the HKU Journalism and Media Study Center, and architecture SH (a public gallery for the exhibition of design projects related to the mission of the Centre). The Department of Architecture conducts joint studios and other activities with other overseas Universities at the Centre.

AECOMAECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in approximately 125 countries and had revenue of $7.7 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2011. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Architectural RecordEstablished in 1891, Architectural Record is the pre-eminent architectural journal in the world with its print edition reaching readers in 159 countries and its website attracting more than 200,000 unique visitors each month. Owned by the McGraw-Hill Companies, the magazine has won numerous honors including the National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2003. Since 2005, it has published a Chinese-language edition, which comes out four times a year.