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Cullinan continues successful 2008 with Hong Kong win

RIBA Gold Medal winner Ted Cullinan has continued his auspicious start to 2008 after landing a prize masterplanning project in Hong Kong.

Working alongside Aedas, Cullinan’s practice Edward Cullinan Architects has been chosen to look at the overhaul of the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s 134ha campus overlooking Tolo Harbour.

The university, founded in 1963, wants ‘a visionary master plan’ which will eventually become a strategic plan for ‘long-term growth and a new curriculum in 2012’.

Cullinan was selected because of his ‘dedication and strength’, his ‘innovativeness, practicality, and attention to issues of sustainability, heritage preservation, environmental conservation, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, landscape and building approach, and also cost’.

Cullinan has previously worked on university masterplans in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; at the University of East London; and for Cambridge University’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

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