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.
China Green Building and Energy Saving (Macau) Association’s “7th Tropical and Subtropical Green Building Alliance Conference & Smart Operation and Management of Mega Building Complex Forum” was staged in Convention Center, Macao Science Center on 28-30th November 2017. The conference was well attended by industry practices and professionals from all over the world with lively exchanges of practice experience and explore the common problems facing the development of green buildings in tropical and subtropical regions.
Our technology and research director Dr Edison Zhang was invited to be one of the speakers, the topic of Dr Zhang's talk was “SRT Design Group green office case studies”.
China Hi-Tech Fair 2017 - Green Eco-city Development Forum • Shenzhen was staged in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center on 18th November 2017. The forum was well attended by industry practices and professionals lively exchanges of practice experience.
Our technology and research director Dr Edison Zhang was invited to be one of the speakers, the topic of Dr Zhang's talk was “Ecological Community in High-Density Cities”.
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The Universiti Sains Malaysia’s “3rd International Conference-Workshop on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design (ICWSAUD 2017)” was staged in the Royale Ballroom at the Royale Chulan Penang Hotel, Malaysia on 13-15th November 2017. The Conference theme is ‘Sustainability in Global Economic Uncertainty’. The conference was well attended by industry practices and professionals from all over the world with lively exchanges of practice experience and sharing of vision on the topic of sustainable architecture and urban design.
Our founder Mr Edward Shen was invited to be one of the Keynote Speakers, the topic of Mr.Shen's talk was “The Role and Value of Architecture and Architects in a New Era of World Economics and Development”.
The new issue of the SRT MAG has been published. Interested parties can obtain the magazines in our website to view or download the magazine.
In this issue, our featured topic is The Architect's Role and Value in 'The Belt and Road', "Explore China’s One Belt One Road initiative", also we was invited to join USTDA CHINA Clean Energy Exchange Program (Phase III) and the topic discussion "Remediation of black & odorous rivers"
Our Technology and Reseach Director - Dr Edison Zhang become the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) on Jul, 2017.
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The WELL Building Standard is revolutionizing the way people think about buildings. It explores how design, operations and behaviors within the places where we live, work, learn and play can be optimized to advance human health and well-being.
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“The 4th Belt and Road City Construction and Development Forum” was held at the Guangdong (Tanzhou) International Convention and Exhibition Center on November 21, 2017. The Forum was well attended by industry practices and construction companies from Hong Kong and Guangdong with lively exchanges of practice experience and sharing of vision for the future. Our founder Mr Edward Shen was invited to deliver a keynote speech "The Role and Value of Architecture and Architects" and was also appointed by the “Belt and Road Business Alliance of Presidents & Secretary Generals” as " Alliance Chairman".
The International Green Building Conference of Singapore was held from 12-14 Sep. 2017 on Sands Expo & Convention Center. Our technical director, landscape design director and other 2 senior engineers have participated in the conference. On the first day of the conference, our technical director Dr. Edison ZHANG was invited to share the project experience of our WGBC’s Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building awarded project, Double Cove. SRT also participated as the company member in the Sino-Singapore green collaboration program on eco-urban district, carbon calculation, sky greenery and sponge cities, which is organized by CGBC, BCA and SGBC.