Interview with Frank Yu on East Link, Shenzhen

Shum Yip’s East Link is the mixture of open commercial streetscape, shopping promenade and urban hillside residence, amalgamating a variety of cultural, entertainment, dining, shopping and leisure experience in this dynamic mixed-use development in Lo Wo at the eastern part of Shenzhen. The master planning and architectural design is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Lingnan architecture for the new metropolis, Design Principal Frank Yu of Gravity Partnership shared his design philosophy in the interview.

Gravity being the WWF Silver Member for the 2nd year

Gravity recognizes the importance of environmental protection and continuously contributes to the environmental conservation by joining the WWF-Hong Kong Corporate Membership Programme. Being the Silver Member for the 2nd year, Gravity Team went to WWF Island House Conservation Studies Centre on Nov 29 to learn about its colonial history and surrounding ecosystem, including rare plant species that were preserved within the vicinity. In return we helped maintain health of the Mangrove forest by clearing trash and collecting litterfall for recycling into organic fertilizers.

Gravity Wins the Best International Mixed-use Architecture at 2014 International Property Awards for our Chengdu ICC project!

Representing Asia Pacific to compete against other regional winning projects from Europe, Africa and the Americas, Chengdu ICC has won the “Best International Mixed-use Architecture” in the prestigious International Property Awards.

Experiencing Gravity

Gianetta and Andre, two enthusiastic Year 10 students from the Australian International School in Hong Kong, spent 2 weeks at our studio as part of their work education program. Hopefully this experience has provided them with inspiration and reinforced their dreams to pursue a career in architecture and design.

Gravity was Showcased at the RIBA Exhibition in London

Our project was showcased at the exhibition organized by the HKIA at the RIBA in London. The exhibition presents selected projects recognized by the HKIA Annual Awards in addition to other projects of outstanding architectural significance from 1965 to the present day.
We are honoured that our project Beijiao Cultural Centre in Foshan, is selected amongst other excellent projects to provide visitors with a holistic overview of Hong Kong and its evolution through its architecture.

Gravity successfully wins the Heng Qin Creative Industry Park Competition

This international competition was held on July 2014, where Gravity was honored to be awarded the first place from a list of renowned international architects.
The Heng Qin Creative Industry Park, on a site of 120,000 sqm, is a low density office development planned to provide about 110,000 sqm office space and living accommodation with ancillary facilities. By surrounding the working/ living space with an extensive garden and allowing the landscape to permeate through buildings, it is envisioned to promote interaction between working and green living.

Team Gravity /LVGEM won 2nd place in the 8th China Cup International Regatta (HKPN Division A Class)

Team Gravity in the 8th China Cup International Regatta in the waters of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. With 103 entries representing more than 30 countries and regions, it is the largest China-initiated international sailing regatta. On board the J80 sailboat Levity, Team Gravity performed exceptionally and after 4 days of grueling racing, the team won 2nd Place in the HKPN Div. A Class, a tremendous team effort in our first international regatta. Our deepest gratitude to our client LVGEM in sponsoring us for the regatta and we hope to achieve even better results next year!

2014 Gravity Trip to Singapore

Everyone was really looking forward to the annual trip after a busy year at work. Garden City Singapore was the chosen destination where we spent the 4 days sightseeing, tour architectural landmarks and of course sampling the local delicacies. We all had a go with the fireworks in celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival making this a memorable holiday for everyone.

Vanke Golden Home Phase 3 nearing completion

The project is a mixed-use development comprises of one office tower and two residential towers in Chengdu. All external works are in place and the workmanship of alternating vertical fin system on the façade is quite pleasing and close to our design intent. Expected handover date to be the end of 2014. 

Student Visit to Gravity Studio

Visits from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association & Tsuen Wan Secondary School during the month of June and July were well received. Hopefully this will inspire the emergence of future young architects.