The 17th Asia Congress of Architects (ACA17) is held for the first time in Hong Kong from September 25th to 30th 2016. One of the key features of ARCASIA is the Asian Congress of Architects (ACA) Forum which is a major regional congress that takes the form of a large international congress for fostering intellectual exchange and strategic discussion on regional challenges, initiatives and development amongst hundreds of architects. As diamond sponsor, Sika joins and witnesses the grand ceremony of architects.
Strong Support by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region offered strong support to this event. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Honorable C Y Leung graces the event as the Guest-of-Honor of the Congress and delivered an opening speech. The five-day event mainly includes the congress forum, ARCASIA Student Jamboree, ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2016 and Awards for ARCASIA Students’ Architectural Design Competition 2016.
Congress Theme: Growth and Diversity: The Green Age of Asia
Over the past decade, growth rate in Asia Pacific region was the highest among the
world. High level of urbanization and industrialization involves exploitation of natural wealth. Architects as the city designers, play a key role in balancing the nature and the living quality of human beings. This year at ACA17, with the theme “Growth and Diversity: The Green Age of Asia”, it gathers experts and professionals from the architectural industry, to further discuss potential methods that could help to incorporate green elements and green technology in the project design and construction process progresses.
Sika Dislays Solutions to Green Buildings
Sika is dedicated to sustainable development and provides all ranges of solutions to green buildings. As a diamond sponsor of ACA17, Sika attends and witnesses this grand event of architects in Asia. Sika exhibits its roofing, flooring, façade and other solutions to the green buildings on the event. On the thematic session Design and Green, Tim Halls, Regiona Business Development Manager of TM Roofing Sika Asia Pacific, made a speech on Sustainable Roof Solutions.
Sika Sponsors the ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2016 Presentation Dinner
At ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2016 Presentation Dinner sponsored by Sika, the Sayama Forest Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura from Japan won the Awards for Architecture 2016. Sika Asia Pacific Management PTE. Ltd. was awarded as 2015-2016 Corporate Partner of Architects Regional Council Asia. The Board Chairman of Sika Kimia Sdn. Bhd. Mr. Dato Aru received the award on behalf of Sika.