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Barrie Ho Architecture Interiors Limited

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd is a proud winner of the Asia Pacific Property Awards (Architectural Category) 2014 & 2013, Hong Kong Institute of Architects Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2013, HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 (Finalist) & 2010 (Merit), Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008, accumulating over 120 International Prestigious Awards from Dubai, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, and other regions in the Asia Pacific.

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd is a Registered Practice / Corporate Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Corporate Member of the Association of Architectural Practices, Band 3 Architectural Consultant (HKIA List)(AAP List) of the HKSAR Architectural Services Department, and Institutional Member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council.
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Skynet @ Logo Square + Courtyard Caf, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

New Skynet design for HK PolyU

Significance of the Siting
Located at the Heart of the PolyU campus, the Logo Square performs as the central point of numerous campus activities for students and teaching staff.

The project engages BARRIEHO Architecture into a second dialogue with the works of Zaha Hadid Architects, in this case the Innovation Tower.

The design philosophy core to the whole PolyU campus has been quite consistently of red brick modules. While ZHAs Innovation Tower blends in with the existing campus by contrast with its fluid form, our Skynet, closest at 50m from the Tower, deliberately takes an orthogonal and angular form in a variety of sizes to contrast with their provocative blend-in strategy.

Skynet takes on 2 metaphors. The form of the Skynet takes the metaphor of an organic tree, with the structural supports branching out to support the glass canopy in an organic geometric order. Also because of this environmental suggestion, the glass canopy is conceived as the sky. Glass of different hues of blue is used, creating a Skynet that is almost invisible.

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