Kristof Crolla, Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design
Dr Kristof Crolla 高仕棠 is a Belgian architect who combines his architectural practice Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. (LEAD) with a tenured Associate Professorship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture (CUHK).
He received his PhD from RMIT Melbourne, trained and taught at the Architectural Association, School of Architecture (AA) and worked for many years for Zaha Hadid Architects, London. In 2010 he moved to Hong Kong, where his academic research and office work focusses on the strategic implementation of computation in architectural design practice. For this, he received over thirty international design, research and teaching awards, including the G-Mark (Japan), Architizer A+ (USA) Awards, the 2016 World Architectural Festival Award - Small Project of the Year 2016, and the RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Research Impact.
Most notable projects include ‘Golden Moon (Hong Kong, 2012)’ and ‘ZCB Bamboo Pavilion (Hong Kong, 2015)’.
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The BLCC is always happy to shine the spotlight on inspirational people, especially when they are from Belgium or Luxembourg!
Please visit this dinner event in large numbers because the person we found has a great story to tell: Dr. Kristof Crolla is a Belgian architect active in Hong Kong & the region. He runs his own architectural practice (LEAD) & is a tenure Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture (CUHK). Dr. Crolla worked for many years for Zaha Hadid Architects, London and moved to HK in 2010.
His specialism & passion lies in applying digital design in architecture; he makes a case for not only including the design & engineering requirements in a digital design, but also the requirements, limitations & characteristics of the actual physical construction site.
By including these extra parameters such as onsite means, skills of the laborers, budget & time, a computational design model can be created to be much better prepared for the construction phase and therefore build smarter.
As a proof of concept Dr. Crolla produced 'Golden Moon' in 2010 and 'ZCB Bamboo Pavilion' in 2015, both in Hong Kong. The pictures you are seeing on this event website or of these projects. Beautiful in their appearance & brilliant in their design, both structures are products of computational design and built using local laborers. Thanks to the preparations done digitally, the construction time was short & didn't require additional training for the laborers.
If you are in the design industry yourself, or you are inspired by people working in fields that we don't always realize they exist, then sign up for this event.
The event is coming up fast, so please sign up today.
As venue we picked Agenda Restaurant & Bar where we will enjoy a delicious 2.5 course meal. The Dinner + tea/coffee is included in the price, drinks are at your own cost.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Robin Heemskerk | General Manager
Gregoire van Strydonck | Project Manager
* Includes Dinner + Tea/Coffee * Additional drinks at your own expense
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