SRT Design Group wishing you and your family health, happiness, and a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival
September 14, 2018

SRT Design Group wishing you and your family health, happiness, and a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival!

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Green Building and Sustainability Seminar - The concept of sustainability is only a Utopia?
July 16, 2018

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:

Topic:
The concept of sustainability is only a Utopia?

Speaker:
Dr Edison Zhang

Date and Time:
2018 July 22  / 14:30

Location:
6026 Hongli Rd, Futian District, 518026 Shenzhen, China
Report Hall, 2/F, Guan Shanyue Art Museum

Registration:
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WACA visit to the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan Republic
July 03, 2018
The second stop of the World Association of Chinese Architects (WACA) visitation that took place program in June was Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. WACA delegation flow into Baku and was pleasantly surprised by the unique character of a very vibrant city where East and West culture blended and flourished. Baku, being the capital of Azerbaijan, is the largest seaport on the Caspian Sea, and is the cultural and financial centre of the region.
 
Visit to the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan Republic
Nested in an exceedingly romantic Street in the old part of town, is the stately building of the Union of Azerbaijan Architects’ office. The WACA delegation was received by the Chairman of the Union, Mr Elbay Gasim-zada. While translators’ ability to provide accurate translation left much to be desired, WACA was able to confer the purpose of our visit and our desire to establish friendship and exchanges in the field of architecture and the built environment, hopefully leading to information networking and closer cooperation of the two organization in the future. It is envisaged that considerable more effort and contacts will be required to establish a trusting relationship due to considerable cultural and linguistic differences.
 
Visit to Heydar Aliyev Center
The tour of the Heydar Aliyev Center was undoubtedly the most enlightening part of the visit to Baku. The work is a true testimony of the design style and skills of a great Architect Master, Zaha Hadid, who sadly passed away a short while ago. There was no one dull moment in the three hours those delegation members spent walking every inch of masterpiece both inside and outside. The free-form space is both humbling in scale yet friendly and embracing when you indulge in it. Hundreds of pictures were taken by everyone and shared to mark this memorable visit.
 
Baku’s old city tour
A tour of the old city demonstrated the deep-rooted historical culture and heritage of the region. It also illustrated quite clearly by the architectural style of the city’s unique geographical location, being at the threshold of Europe, at the same time, exiting the western tip of Asia and Mid-Asia. The city is exceedingly interesting to visit as culturally, and by the influence of religion, is Turkish in main-stream but exhibits traits of many cultures. Being situated next to the Caspian Sea makes it a truly beautiful city to live in.
 
Baku’s contemporary architecture
The City’s pursuit of contemporary architecture is obvious as the City’s skyline started to see gleaming iconic high-rise towers growing up in not few numbers. The Fairmont Hotel we stayed in is part of a three-tower and commercial podium development called the “Fiery Towers” as the buildings are shaped like flickers of flame. The intersetting of the older lowrise but more volumetric buildings with the new slender towers against the turquoise blue and calm harbor waters is a picture that any visitor would fall in love with. 
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WACA visit to the Society of Nepalese Architects
June 29, 2018

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.

 

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The 14th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building held Closed in Zhuhai on a High Note
April 11, 2018

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.

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New Issue of SRT MAG is Published on Mar 2018
March 23, 2018

 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. 

 

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Happy Chinese New Year 2018
February 15, 2018

Happy Chinese New Year 2018

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WACA’S FIFTH TERM FIFTH COUNCIL MEETING WAS HELD IN HANGZHOU ON JAN 13, 2018
January 16, 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.
 

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SRT Eco-Experience Tour to Shenzhen Nine Dragon Eco-Agriculture Park
January 01, 2018

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.

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SRT wish you have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
December 23, 2017

SRT wish you have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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