Hong Kong University
Stone nv covers a big part of the world in both projects and distribution…A (not so small) example: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ‘s Shaw Auditorium surrounded by high tech 1200x600x20 Altra Pietra ceramic tiles.
“The challenges of the project were functional and symbolic. The auditorium had to accommodate all these different activities, from seated concerts to gala dinners, and the acoustics had to be pitch-perfect each time. In that sense, it’s a really flexible ‘white box’ space. The architecture also had to express its role as the heart of the cultural and artistic life of the campus. Finally, there’s the climatic response – the deep overhangs, which shelter pedestrians, the use of bamboo. We’re proud to see these all come together, and see the auditorium come to life as it welcomes its first students and guests," says Claude Godefroy, Partner and Design Director.
Photos by @krisprovoost