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Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners
Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK,  | International Design Awards Winners

Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK

Lead Designers
Prize(s)Bronze in Interior Design / Institutional
Entry Description

Youth Centre @ Tuen Mun, HK

<Circular Spine>
In order to get rid of the undesirable Y-Shaped spaces imposed by the existing site condition, a ?Circular Spine? is superimposed onto the main circulation corridor which integrates the reception, audio-visual spines, I.T. network booths, internet caf? as well as the career and studies corner.
The circular spine successfully deconstructed the odd shaped entrance and spatial quality by introducing the curved up ceiling.

<Infinite Perspective>
Apart from the functional facilities equipped along the circular spine, the curvilinear quality of the spine creates? Infinity? in visual perspective as the metaphor for youth development as well as injecting the ?Young? and ? Energetic? ambience.

<Convertible Space>
As the Youth Centre is designed to cater for a number of functions at different seasons; for example, Career Development or Education, Counseling and Tutorials, Seasonal Activities and Gatherings, Study Room and Play Room etc

Many of these functional requirements are well equipped with convertible configurations and transformable in different seasons to fit a particular purpose.


<Uninterrupted Pocket Space>

- Internet Caf?
The Internet caf? located at the Circular Spine is an individual pocket for individual to work on Internet for privacy without major disturbance.

- Study Pocket
The study Pockets installed inside the muti-functional room is inspired by the self-sustain Hawker?s stalls. Each pocket is conceived as a home base for individual for computer, self-study and writing, the pocket module is able to be totally closed down when it?s not in use.

- Child-play pocket
A specific pocket space is permanently designed for children as a hang out spot where relevant fabric cushions are installed from wall to floor with rich colors for children?s relaxation and activities.







Bio

Barrie Ho, the Founder and Director of the Hong Kong based architects firm Barrie Ho Architecture Interiors Ltd (BHA), is one of the most influential architectural designers of his generation practicing today. Frequently described as �young at age, high in seniority�.

Ho received his design education at the University of Hong Kong where he graduated with a Master�s Degree in Architecture with distinction and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architectural Studies (1st Honor). He has also obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design with commendation as well as a Diploma in Design.

From 2003 to this day, Ho has proudly won over 30 design awards at the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards, Hong Kong Designers� Association Awards and Perspective Design Recognition Awards. He was also awarded Outstanding Greater China Design Awards for 3 consecutive years between 2006 and 2008. Personal accolades include Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 2005, Ten Outstanding Designer Award 2005, Vocational Training Council Honorary Fellow, one of the recipients of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award 2007, and was among the inaugural 40 Under 40 selection by Perspective Magazine that recognises young design talents in the Greater China region. Ho�s furniture designs have also won numerous acclaims: MING Collection furniture was awarded the international 2007 ADEX Award for Design Excellence; while ZEN Collection was awarded Hong Kong Designers Association Awards 07 - Gold Award (Category of Furniture), Fortune China Magazine�s 2007 China�s Most Successful Designs Award, and 4 awards at 2008 ADEX Award for Design Excellence.

From 2000 to 2005, Ho was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association. In 2002, Ho was the Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre and as the Vice Chairman at HKDC Board of Directors in 2004. Ho was also the Advisor of the Professional Services Promotion Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 2003-2006, Advisor of Academic Advisory Committee of HK Polytechnic University since 2003 as well as the member of the Hong Kong Design Institute Advisory Board of IVE, VTC since 2004, and Guest Curator of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum 2004-2005, when he performed his curatorial duties for �Spaces and Places� � an exhibition showcasing works from 4 architects-cum-artists � from July to December 2005. Ho is also a visiting lecturer at various universities and institutes in Hong Kong and is frequently invited to be Guest Speaker of International Design Conferences and Seminars. From 2005 to 2007, Ho is the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the International Architectural Design Competition for the Hong Kong Design Institute. Currently, Ho is a member of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Association, as well as a founding member of the Professional and Senior Executives Association.