SRT Design Group wishing you and your family health, happiness, and a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival!
Architectural Development Communication Center is a legally registered non-profit civil organization.
ATU embrace the motto of “To cultivate architects’ accomplishments”, also aim to promote architecture culture and facilitate development of sustainable city and architecture. We unite civil power for the sustainable development of our city.
ATU Micro-Classroom is a continuous activity to promote architectural culture and promote the sustainable development of architectural. The micro-classroom has been held more than 50 times and is highly successful and well-regarded by the professional and the public.
Our technology and research director Dr Edison Zhang have been invited to give a talk of the class, the topic of Dr Zhang's talk was “The concept of sustainability is only a Utopia?”. The class would like to explore the future trends and development of green building and sustainable development, also Dr Edison Zhang will shared the award project “Double Cove”, this project is the winner of the World GBC Asia Pacific Awards 2016 from the World Green Building Council.
This micro-classroom is co-organized by Shenzhen Guan Shanyue Art Museum and Architectural Development Communication. The details as below:
The concept of sustainability is only a Utopia?
Dr Edison Zhang
Date and Time:
2018 July 22 / 14:30
6026 Hongli Rd, Futian District, 518026 Shenzhen, China
Report Hall, 2/F, Guan Shanyue Art Museum
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The World Association of Chinese Architects (WACA) second phase exchange program began in June 2018. The first stop WACA visited the Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA). SONA was established in 1991 by a group of warm-hearted and conscientious architects, to facilitate communication between the government, the private sector developers, practicing architects and the academia in all matters of urban development environment and construction. The main objectives of SONA are to protect due interests and entitlement of the Nepalese architects, and to promote good architecture and the architectural profession in Nepal. SONA has grown over a period of 25 years from a small group of architects, initially based in Kathmandu, to become a nationwide organization with a total membership of more than 800.
Invited to participate in “Architect Speaks: Episodes • Forum, at the Himalaya Hotel, Kathmandu
The Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) holds annual forum on topics of architectural interest, participated by practitioners, academics and students and keenly supported by industry peers. It provided a valuable opportunity and channel of communication and exchanges for architects and architects-to-be in keeping the profession and the industry committed to serving the local communities and to improve the built environment. WACA was privileged and honored to be invited to participate in the Forum as overseas guests.
Meeting with the Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA)
The WACA delegation was honored to be invited to meet with the President, the office bearers and council members of the Society. At the initial meeting, WACA was given the opportunity to explain the purpose and objective of the visit and the intention to strengthen ties between the two organizations, academic and practice, leading to closer cooperation and information exchange with regard to architects’ role and responsibility to society and the built environment.
Visit to the Society of Nepalese Architects and signing of the Memorandum of Alliance
WACA’s objective for the visit was well received by SONA and there was agreement for both organizations to embark on a common vision of the role of the architects in present day world development. It was indeed a joyous and fruitful occasion as members of both organizations shaked hands, exchanged institute souvenirs and badges, and culminating in the signing of a Memorandum of Alliance, cementing a long term friendship between SONA and WACA.
Kathmandu’s old city tour
Kathmandu is truly a city of history and valuable cultural relics. While the religion is more dominantly Hindu, the society exhibits great tolerance of other religious culture and lifestyle, including Buddhism and Islamic. It was unfortunate that a substantial portion of heritage buildings and temples were damaged in the last major earthquake, reconstruction work can be withnessed to be earnestly on-going, assisted by donations from other countries. SONA representatives took WACA delegation on a very attentive guided tour of the old city. It was a true learning experience, gratitude to SONA.
The 14th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo closed successfully on April 2, 2018.
SRT Design Group directors, Mr Edward Shen, Ms Irene Lai and Dr Edison Zhang, together with our colleagues attended the conference.
At this year’s, SRT Design Group’s exhibition booth, we show-cased our green building projects to our visitor. Our directors also gave talks at the conference sharing our experience. To create more interest and awareness in attaining a green environment, we gave out little gift to our visitors. We look forward tremendously to meet you all next year, before then, you can follow our (WeChat id: SRT-design) for our news and information sharing.
In this issue, we would like to explore with our readers the full potential of green financing in achieving objectives for green building developments. With the onset of the new year, our green arm, GB Tech Consulting Ltd, will team up with relevant industry players to actively pursue various domains of green financing and green sustainable projects.
“One Belt, One Road” is a national top-level strategy, it brings new concept for international cooperation in twenty-first Century. In the last issue of SRT MAG 2017 NOV ISSUE, we shared with you our insights on the role and value of architecture and architects in a new era of world economics and development, and the mission we can take up in this great endeavour. And in this issue, ONE CORE SIX ELEMENTS is SRT’s response, duty and support for “One Belt, One Road”.
Moreover, we take a case study –Haikou Arcade renovation as an example of “Ecological Restoration and Urban Repair” to explore the green eco-community. And Look forward to the future of the sponge city strategy which helps to integarte nature back to the urban fabric.
Happy Chinese New Year 2018
The 2018 Council Meeting of WACA was held in Hangzhou with agenda to formulate goals and objectives for the new year. Next year’s major events will include WACA’s annual Architectural Design Awards, to establish the first WACA’s Yi tribe (彝族) culture preservation work station, and the forth coming Azerbaijan's exchange visit in Spring.
The very well-received WACA’s annual Architectural Design Awards will continue to give recognition to projects of outstanding design by Chinese architects, at the same time, to promote society’s appreciation and acceptance for good architecture and the built environment.
The World Association of Chinese Architects (WACA) is also committed to keeping pace with the times and global development, and takes on keen interest to promote and participate in the Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong Great Bay Area development and the One Belt One Road initiative to improve world economy.
On 23-24 December 2017, to celebrate Christmas, SRT's Shenzhen and HK staff went outing to the Nine Dragon Eco-Agriculture Park in Shenzhen and enjoyed a two-day ecological tour on the urban farm.
To benefit from the more than 3,300 acres of natural environment and agricultural land of the park , we adopted the outing theme of “Eco-Experience”to reinforce the notion that we have always upheld our company’s core value of “GREEN, DIVERSIFY, INNOVATE”, and that we support environmental protection and advocate green practice in all our company' s activities and operations.
One of the most challenging group activities during the two-day event was the three-person, four-legged race on a simulated pebbles-bed race track while unmercifully tested the participants’ thresh hold for pain and endurance, nevertheless the game succeed to demonstrate the importance of team members’ cohesion and mutual support in order to win the race. The subsequent was without doubt the noisiest game of all, that also kicked up the most dirt and sweat for the two teams. Interestingly, group skipping was very actively participated and enjoyed by most, may be having brought back childhood memories. The most savoring activity of the whole outing must be our lunch-cooking competition, both for expediency as well as gratification of the taste buds. All the food ingredients are organic, including free-run chickens and organic vegetables direct from the farm, cooking was done with firewood in open air. It was a short but truly invigorating outing for all, under almost perfect outdoor temperature, sun and blue sky.
SRT wish you have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year