Hong Kong: How We Can Help Architectural Employers Fill Their Architecture Vacancies
Posted by Ola Bujak, Graduate Recruitment Consultant on Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Hong Kong is home to exciting architecture projects. Its high density and distinctive topography make it a really interesting location that enables architects to come up with unique designs that wouldn’t be possible to execute anywhere else in the world.
Below you can find an overview of some of the most interesting new and recent projects and learn how we can help architecture employers advertise Architect job vacancies:
Student Housing for Hong Kong University of Science & Tech
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) + Leigh & Orange (L&O)
Client: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Status: Under construction
The student halls are planned to be built on the southeast side of the university campus and are supposed to accommodate 1,500 students within 35,500 square metres. The building includes a series of blocks between six and eight storeys high which will be linked together via a shaded 200-metre-long walkaway on the rooftop aimed to improve circulation around the campus.
As the university’s mission is to “harness technology and innovation to solve today’s critical global issues”, the project uses a mixed approach of innovative digital design technologies and sustainable construction practices. To minimise the waste of time and material, the design includes prefabricated façade panels and washrooms. Once complete, the layout of the building will also create space for four squares and ensure each room will have views out to the green campus spaces.
The Henderson Tower on “World’s Most Expensive Site”
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Client: Henderson Land
Status: Under construction
The Henderson Tower building envisioned as an orchid tree that’s about to blossom is currently under construction in the Central Business District. It will have the maximum height of 190m and will include 36 storeys above ground plus five basement levels. The skyscraper will have a glass façade which will include curved segments that will form two sets of open-air balconies filled with greenery. According to Zaha Hadid Architects, the building was inspired by the shape of a bud from the Bauhinia plant that previously grew near the site and is included on the city flag.
The main body of the skyscraper will be connected into the city’s network of pedestrian walkaways with courtyards and gardens included under the building. It has been designed with aim to achieve the highest 3-star rating in China’s Green Building Program and the sustainability rating of LEED Platinum.
Architect: Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Client: Swire Properties
Status: Under Construction
Gustafson Porter + Bowman revealed plans for Taikoo Place in 2015. It is set to become a new public space for Hong Kong that will include lush native vegetation and sculptural water elements. It will encompass 69,000 square feet and include both smaller areas fit for meetings and walks and bigger areas suitable for events like concerts or markets.
The architects aim to create an inclusive and open space that would provide Hong Kong with more high-quality green areas and temper the frenetic environment of the city. The design is defined by large bands of brown and white granite running through the site and extending into the surrounding streetscape.
Architect: Avoid Obvious Architects
Client: Rough C Limited
Avoid Obvious Architects wanted to create the first urban farm in Hong Kong that would serve as a template for more projects of this type to roll out across the city and the whole continent. The farm aims to provide activities that would benefit the community including classes during the day and after work, organic food- and drink-tasting, farmers’ market, and other community events. The designers want to prove that a career in farming can be an exciting choice that can improve the urban landscape.
The object combines three types of farming: hydroponics – 365 farming in all conditions, aquaponics – studying how fish and plants coexist, organic – to serve as inclusive farming and maintain the community’s ecosystem. The facilities are open 24/7 and are connected to Belcher Bay Area. They include reflective pool, lawns, three rain shelters, and event space.
Do you need help with advertising and recruiting for your Architect jobs?
Hong Kong’s construction industry seems always to be busy, and we’ve found candidates for Architect jobs, BIM Manager jobs, and other Revit-related jobs to be in really high demand.
An exciting aspect of looking to start a new Architect or BIM job in Hong Kong is the range of exciting projects and career paths available; this can be seen from the list of our live vacancies. After the recent change in law, there’s an increased demand for Revit Specialists and those with previous BIM management experience.
If you’re an employer working on a project similar to the ones above, and want to expand your BIM and Architect team, we are here to help. The Maxim team offer premium architecture and construction recruitment services. Our recruitment consultants will be happy to help you advertise your Architect vacancy and to find for you the best Revit specialists.
Hong Kong clients are welcome to contact Ola (email@example.com) to further discuss advertising their vacancies with us and find out about our premium candidate pool.