1.0 INTRODUCTIONQUBE ARCHITECTURE IS A COLLOBORATIVE PRACTICE THAT BELIEVES THAT A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT OUTCOME IS ABOUT SELECTING THEAPPROPRIATE TEAM FROM ITS DIVERSE RANGE OF TALENTED & MOTIVATED PROFESIONALS TO SUIT THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF THE PROJECT.
1.1 QUBE BACKGROUNDAN INTERNATIONAL STUDIO WITH THREE DIVISIONSQube Architecture is an International Design Studio with offices in both Hong Kong andNew Zealand. Qube was founded in New Zealand and was expanded into Hong Kong in2009. Qube is split into three divisions; Architectural projects in New Zealand managed byManaging Director Vaughan Bayley and large scale architectural projects in Hong Kong &Asia managed by Principal Director Sean Pinfold. Interior Design projects covering HongKong, Asia and New Zealand managed by Principal Director Elizabeth Reid.SIGNIFICANT PROJECT EXPERIENCEThe principals at Qube have significant project experience in Hong Kong, New Zealand,Middle East and the UK having been senior members of well known architectural practicessuch as; Foster & Partners, RMJM, Leigh & Orange, Aedas and Woods Bagot. Thisbackground allows the practice to tackle a wide range of projects from residential tocommercial & hospitality through to large scale infra structure and master planning,Airports & Transportation centres. Qube Architecture is working in collaboration witharchitectural, interior and landscape companies with vast experience in China & Asiaprojects.
1.1 QUBE BACKGROUNDCOLLABORATION & SUSTAINABILITYThe Studio believes in a collaborative approach from the outset of any design to ensurethat a holistic outcome is generated. Qube is currently working on a large infrastructuredesign competition in Hong Kong with some of the worlds most talented consultancies. Intandem with this Qube places a strong emphasis on sustainable design solutions for ALLprojects, which are firmly linked to careful cost analysis allowing our projects to be valuefor money solutionsSIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF AWARDS FOR NEW ZEALAND RESIDENTIAL PROJECTSThe studio has received a significant number of awards for their residential projects,generating many repeat clients. We aim to attract creative and innovative talent fromaround the world by introducing a strongly design based studio environment, and bysharing profits with the team in a collaborative manner. MIXED-USE BUILDING/TAURANGA/NZ
1.1 QUBE BACKGROUNDQUBE’S SERVICES INCLUDEArchitecture;VisualizationSchematic DesignContract DocumentationContract AdministrationMaster Planning & Urban DesignFeasibility Studies3D Modeling & RenderingSpecialist Façade DesignSustainable Solutions for BuildingInterior Design;Concept DesignEnvironmental Product SourcingProcurement and Construction Management
2.1 A COLLABORATIVE STUDIOPEOPLE & PROCESS. The core team disciplines are as follows;Qube fundamentally believes that a great project is the result of gathering the right groupof motivated and talented professionals together specifically to serve the ‘needs’ of the DESIGNproject. To this end Qube is constantly searching for new collaborators to extend itscapability to serve the diverse rage of project types that it wishes to tackle. Our mindset isthat “the sum of the parts is greater than the parts”. TECHNOLOGYThe other benefit of this collaboration is the ability to upsize and downsize to suit theprevailing economic situation and hence project types to allow us to select the ‘right team’for a specific project. SUSTAINABILITYQube believes that good design is the result of a bottom up process. This process is twofold: First to establish the specific ‘needs’ (clients desires, project brief) of the project andsecondly to follow its ‘bio diverse’ manifesto. The outcome of this process will be a designsolution that is truly fit for purpose and ultimately does more with less. Each project FAÇADEwhere possible to be zero carbon.Qube starts each project with the same core team disciplines in place which it feels are LANDSCAPEfundamental to creating a firm base for the development of the project.
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2.1 THE DESIGN TEAMDESIGNThe Design Team has been gathered from a diverse group of talented professionals. Thekey that links the team together is the desire to produce architecture that comes from acollaborative, bottom up and bio diverse process.A ‘bottom up’ process is one that respects the core needs of the project first. This allowsthe architecture to be evolved from the project needs , not a stylistic whim.The Design Team is as follows;SEAN PINFOLD Principal at Qube, worked for Leigh & Orange and Woods Bagot prior to setting up QubeKRISTOF CROLLA Collaborator with Qube. Kristof has worked with Zaha Hadid and is now assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and founded the architecture practice LEAD (Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design)DYLAN BAKER-RICE Director and Lead Designer of Affect_t in London, but based in Hong Kong, with experience in interiors, furniture and family residencesVAUGHAN BAILEY Managing Director at Qube New Zealand, worked in South Africa, London and New ZealandELIZABETH REID Principal at Qube, worked for RMJM, Aedas and Venetian prior to setting up Qube. Elizabeth heads up the Interiors teamMURRAY BORLAND Collaborator with Qube New Zealand. Murray has 30 years of experience working on a diverse range of projectsALEX WONG Collaborator with Qube. Alex worked with RMJM with a vast experience from working in Sydney, Australia.
2.1 THE TECHNOLOGY TEAMTHE APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT THE PROCESSThe utilization of Advanced Technology plays an integral supporting role in the Qube DesignProcess. We strive to implement the latest technological methods and measures towardsensuring that maximum efficiency and effectiveness is maintained and ensured throughout theprocess. The technology team is split into two parts. The first is form finding, the second is theapplication of the BIM processForm finding is provided by Roberto Davolio. Roberto has collaborated with Qube since 1995 ona wide variety of projects. Roberto is a talented designer who has chosen to direct his passiontoward defining the optimum form for a given design by the application of specific logarithmiclogics. He then develops this form to ensure that it is fully optimized and give the maximumpossibility for rationalizationThe application of the BIM process is provided by Martin Riese. Martin is a long time collaboratorwith Qube team members starting back in 1992 whilst working on the new airport terminalbuilding at Chek Lap Kok for Sir Norman Foster & Partners.ROBERTO DAVOLIOSubsequent to working with Eric Owen Moss & Sir Norman Foster & Partners Roberto set up hisown company Form & Structure. Refer to section 4.2 for his capability statementMARTIN RIESEMartin Riese - Martin is a founding partner of the integrated consultancy practice Front andcurrently manages the firm’s Asian operations. His prior architectural experience includes globalwork with premier firms including Santiago Calatrava, Foster and Partners and Frank Gehry.
2.1 THE SUSTAINABILITY TEAMTHE NEED FOR A SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SOLUTIONSustainable design is provided by David Littler. David is currently collaborating with Qube on atransport infrastructure competition. David’s approach is to work closely with the architect andwider design team to achieve building designs (massing, orientation, shading etc.) whichinherently require less resource use through an appreciation of local climatic conditions,supported by computer simulation and analysis. The integration of low energy building servicessystems and renewable technologies complete the strategy.Sustainable engineering is provided by Rob May. Rob is currently also collaborating with Qubeon the transport infrastructure competition. Rob is skilled in the use of specialist computersoftware which allows structural design solutions to be refined and optimised in closecollaboration with the architecture to not only minimise material use, but to also produceelegant solutions. Each project where possible to be zero carbon.DAVID LITTLERDavid leads the Building Services (MEP) and Sustainable Engineering discipline in the AsiaPacific region for Buro Happold and is based in the Hong Kong office. He has been fortunate towork on projects with other design team members who value engineering input at an earlystage, and as a result has often been able to influence the form and fabric of a proposedbuilding to enhance the design. This is particularly the case with low energy design projects.Refer to Section 4.2 for his capability statement.ROB MAYRob has gained vast experience working in a number of Buro Happold offices around the worldincluding the UK, North America and currently in the Asia Pacific region based in Hong Kong. Hehas vast experience of using AutoCAD, Revit, Robot, and other specialist software, and is a BuroHappold leader in the optimisation of structural solutions to minimise material use. He hasmore recently been heavily involved in a practice wide programme to maximise the potentialuses for Building Information Modelling technologies. Refer to Section 4.2 for his capabilitystatement.
2.1 THE BUILDING ENVELOPE TEAMMARTIN RIESE AND FRONTwww.frontinc.comEstablished in 2002, Front is an integrated design and building consultancy practice with officesin New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong.Front is a cross-disciplinary group of 40 creative individuals with professional backgrounds inarchitecture, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, energy management and projectmanagement. Front has proven expertise in specialized architectural façade systems, energyanalysis and building information modelling (BIM) driven project design, coordination anddelivery.Front’s portfolio of work ranges in size and complexity and includes large-scale high-riseresidential towers, hotels and offices, public and cultural institutions, additions to historicallysensitive sites, as well as custom designed work for private residences and artists. Front offersvalue-driven services to building project team configurations of all types, and workscollaboratively to design unique and bespoke buildings and structures.Drawing upon Front’s first-hand experience with the successful execution of numerous originaland challenging architectural projects and specialist knowledge of the global constructionindustry, Front can assist in the following ways; architectural design, engineering, energyanalysis, project delivery, evaluation of qualified bidders, advice on procurement methods,constructability of systems, value engineering options, and how best to meet the projectschedule and budget.Front engages fully with stakeholders and project partners in an intensive, open-minded designprocess to realize innovative, creative and practical projects worldwide.
2.2 A BIO SPECIFIC APPROACHQUBE’S BIO SPECIFIC MANIFESTOQube considers that the term sustainability has now got stigmas attached to it that do notfully reflect its true desire , therefore we prefer to use the term Bio Diverse BuildingSolutions.With a world population that continues to expand the need for us to create buildingsolutions that use less materials & energy is paramount if we are not to exceed to whatprovisions the planet can offer us.Simply put a bio diverse building solution is one that works with its context and not againstit. The following is a summary of the key elements of the manifesto.1. Context: The objective is to fully understand the specific site context of the building,establishing the limitations of the climate & geography, existing vernacular buildingapproaches and materials & energy sources2. Optimization of brief: The objective is to question the brief to ensure that the optimumsolution is produced, a solution that reduces building area and surface area and hencematerials usage to a minimum3. Optimization of Consumables: The objective by understanding context & producing aminimum footprint is to reduce the consumption of consumables to a minimum4. Optimization of engineering: The objective is to create a structural solution that resultsin the lightest building possible, hence reducing materials usage to a minimum5. BIM: The use of BIM will produce savings in construction cost and the abortive use ofmaterials by its ability to ensure the co ordination of the specific team discipline6. Zero carbon buildingsA Bio diverse building solution will use LESS ENERGY, LESS MATERIALS & will COST LESS
2.2 A BIO DIVERSE APPROACHTHIS PROJECT IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE BENEFITS THAT THE BIO DIVERSE APPROACHPRODUCESHong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong – Boundary Crossing Facilities Competition Transportation flow optimization- Most efficient use of space;- No reversing required by driver (safer);- Easy queuing for passengers;- Easy loading/unloading of luggage Orientation Sustainability- 2030 Building Design Standard. 60% reduction in Carbon Emissions when built by 2015- 50% less energy than BEAM Energy Target- Water- Low Thermal Transfer building form OTTV<10W/m2- Green Roof to reduce building loads and heat island effect- Efficient AC – Activated slab with displacement vent air conditioning- Sea water cooling plant- On site renewable energy – Ocean Current Power, Solar PV and Solar Hot Water- External shading & breezes promoted to provide outdoor comfort- LED external lighting powered by PV cells during the day“Value for money” solutionLowering building heights & footprints, preference of offsite fabrication (steel-concrete) &benefits in site safety, selection of localized materials as much as possible, low VOC materials,no hardwoods. OPEX and whole life cost management systems have also been considered.The overall project budget figure is approximately HK$7.5B. The total paved/landscape areainc. roads totals about 123ha costing about HK$2.6bn.
2.3 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLINGTHE BACKGROUND & BENEFITS OF BIMBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) seeks to record, manage and progress all information about abuilding project in a single, internet-based 3 dimensional data base, which is available at all times toall project stakeholders, partners and collaborators.Following are the key benefits of managing building projects in this way.• The cost and programme penalties of inadequate 3 dimensional coordination are reduced.• The speed and accuracy of quantity, cost and risk management are improved.• Clash-free 2 dimensional drawings are produced automatically from the 3 dimensional BIM process. The resulting clarity of design and construction information reduces “Requests For Information” (RFIs) during project delivery.• The 3 dimensional BIM elements can be linked to directly to the supply chain therebystreamline in fabrication and delivery.• The 3 dimensional BIM elements can be used to simulate – and optimize - the deliverysequence, thereby reducing time and risk in the delivery. • The overall increase in coordination and clarity of project information reduces the traditionalcost and time penalties associated with 2 dimensional information management processes.• It is widely accepted that BIM-driven projects cost at least 10% less than projects deliveredusing traditional 2 dimensional processes.
2.3 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLINGB.I.M A WORKING EXAMPLEQube’s BIM services are headed up by Martin Riese and Front. Martin is a licenced architectwith 25 years of experience in design and construction.Martin Riese was the Managing Director of Gehry Technologies (GT) in Asia. Whilst workingat GT, Martin oversaw the BIM process for the following substantial BIM projects;• Swire Properties One Island East, Hong Kong - new 70 storey office building• Taikoo Hui, Guangzhou - new 4.5 million sq. ft. mixed use project in Guangzhou• Pacific Place, Hong Kong - the revitalization of a 3 million sq. ft. mixed use project• Hotel East – new hotel in Tai Koo Shing• Atrium Hotel renovation• Beijing San Li Tun – 2.8 million sq. ft. retail project• Frank Gehry-designed Stubbs Road residential project – the peak, Hong Kong• Sun Hung Kai - Kwai Chung – 2 million sq. ft. mixed use project• CITIC Shanghai - BIM process for 8 million sq. ft. mixed use commercial project• Swire Properties Hennessey Road Tower Design BIM• Dongdaemun Cultural Center project in Seoul Korea designed by Zaha Hadid• Soho Galaxy Beijing, 3 million square foot mixed use project designed by Zaha Hadid• Technology transfer and pilot project with Kajima in Japan• MTR Express Rail Terminus Construction Bid BIM with Laing O’Rourke Construction• MTR Admiralty Station Construction Bid BIM with Laing O’Rourke Construction• Green Cents Bama Project Project Lifecycle BIM ProcessPlease refer to section 4.2 for the Front services statement.
2.4 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTUREADRIAN NORMAN AND ALNAdrian L. Norman Limited opened in Hong Kong in 2005 with its sister company Adrian L.Norman Sdn. Bhd. opening in Malaysia in 2010.The company is a collaboration of design professionals committed to the continuing pursuit ofthe highest quality service to clients based on a clear understanding of the relationshipsbetween the environment, built form and open space.This expertise has developed over the last 17 years with projects throughout the Asian regionincluding: South East Asia; China; India and The Middle East.The companies design philosophy comes from a belief in the creation of exceptional placesthrough integrated design solutions.These include: the fusion of landscape and architecture; respect for environmental,sustainable and ecological processes; and the design of strong memorable spaces,appropriate to time, place, and culture.Our work spans from large scale master planning, technology campus projects, hospitality,commercial residential and parks, urban design infrastructure to private residentialcommissions.
3.1 VILLAS IN THE SKYVILLAS IN THE SKYVTS is a 12 storey residentialtower situated on a 900m2beach front site located in theheart of Juhu beach Mumbai,India. The desire of the clientwas to have his own “Villa in theSky" incorporating guest floorsbelow.By introducing a centralrecreation area includinggardens, pool and gym facilities,gave privacy between theresidence and the guest floorswhilst also giving the mainresidence the impression offloating in the air.The residence also included anobservation garden providing itsvery own outdoor living area.
3.2 BORDER CROSSING FACILITY COMPETITIONBORDER CROSSING FACILITYThis international designcompetition required theprovision of a new bordercrossing facility located to theEast of the existing Chek LapKok airport on a new landplatform.The facility serves to linkShenzhen & Macau to HongKong via a new bridge andtunnel structure.Qube collaborated with ninedifferent disciplines on thisproject, the outcome is abuilding that performs 50%above LEED Platinum.The project was shortlisted bythe competition review team.Qube continues to work withmany of the collaborators onthis project.
3.3 RECREATION & SPORTS FACILITIESThis project required the provision of a recreation and sports facilities with a main clubhouse, hard standing boat storage and launching facilities. The basis ofthe design of the clubhouse was to produce a building that captured the prevailing winds and used them to cool the conditioned areas of the building for 4months a year and also to provide passive cooling to the viewing deck. The start point of building form is inspired by the hull form of the recent Americas Cupcatamarans. This form was then developed using CFD wind analysis to optimize the flow of air into its interior & also to produce a minimum surface areasolution. The building structure uses a monocoque approach, which means that the overall building weight is significantly less than a comparable structuralsolution. The monocoque solution was also chosen to suit the site context which has gas rig platform fabrication facilities near by that can be used to fabricatethe frame & skin.
3.3 RECREATION & SPORTS FACILITIESSPORTS FACILITYThis project required theprovision of recreation andsports facilities with a mainclubhouse, hard standingboat storage and launchingfacilities. The basis of thedesign for the clubhouse wasto produce a building thatcaptured the prevailingwinds and used them to coolthe conditioned areas of thebuilding for 4 months a yearand also to provide passivecooling to the viewing deck.The building form is inspiredby the hull forms of therecent Americas Cupcatamarans. This form wasthen developed using CFDwind analysis to optimize theflow of air into its interior &also to produce a minimumsurface area solution. Thebuilding uses a monocoquestructure which significantlyreduces its weight.
3.4 MIXED USE COMPLEXMIXED USE COMPLEXThis mixed – use buildingcontaining two floors ofoffices and residentialapartments on top floor islocated on a 990m2 innercity site .As the building is located in aresidential zone (now re-zoned as commercial), theobjective was to ensure thebuilding design was inkeeping with existingresidential surroundings.A Natural ventilatedbasement provides amplecar parking for the two levelsof offices and the two topapartments. Each apartmentis equipped with greenbalconies that creates bigoutdoor area therebyincreasing indoor outdoorflow.
3.5 MIXED USE COMPLEXMIXED USE COMPLEXMixed use office and retailbuilding located on a11,000m2 site in Vietnam.With street access on foursides allows separate entriesto both towers and the mainretail shopping complex, aswell as a service entrance tothe rear of the building,therefore reducing trafficcongestion on site.Food and beverage islocated on the podium rooftop and opens up onto apublic green garden areathat also links up to anindoor cinema complex partof the shopping centre.The podium garden levelalso acts as link between thetwo office towers, allowingseparate pedestrian crossingwithout interfering with theretail patrons.
3.6 HOSPITALITYBAR & RESTAURANTThis project is located in aboutique hotel as the mainbar and restaurant, to servethe hotel guests, touristsand local neighbours.Currently, this well foundedenclave was situated in theheart of the city, with anopposite design of ice,crystal and sparkle. Thisdesign was an image fromthe original founder,bringing the outdoors toindoor, natural finishes andcolour palettes, boldScandinavian fabric patterns,and a flowing timber slattedceiling. The projectcomprised of usingsustainable and recyclableproducts, energy savinglighting, etc, allowing atleast 40% of theconstruction fitout to be apossible icon for future biodiverse projects.
3.7 COMMERCIALVETERINARY CENTREThis project is a newlyrefurbishment of an existingveterinary centre located ina more prominent premise.The reception, consultationrooms, surgery and wetroom are on ground floor atstreet level, with access to acock loft accommodatingoffices and storage. Thegeneral colour palette wassimple and clean, using thelogo electric blue, brilliantred and off white. The builtin cabinetry for all roomswere to be long lasting,robust, therefore hairlinestainless steel was used.The reception counter is aone off design using corianto create a curve in thereception counter end,flowing down to the seatingbench within the waitingarea. The centre is wellknown, popular, with a fitout life time of 12 to 15years.
3.8 RESIDENTIALDUPLEX HOUSEThis project is a beautifultwo storey old village housein the countryside.With 3 meter high ceilings, itallows the open kitchen onthe ground floor to create agrand and powerful, yetinviting, dining and eatingexperience.The island counter seatseight comfortably, allowingthe guests to relate with theowners whilst engaged inthe food preparation for theevening.The upper level has a largemaster bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk inwardrobe area, a study anda guest bedroom, all withBurmese teak timberflooring and built incabinetry.
4.1 DESIGN TEAMSEAN PINFOLDSean graduated Unitec School ofArchitecture in New Zealand in 2000 andjoined City Design, Auckland, New Zealandwhere he spent 18 months as anArchitectural Designer.Sean left City Design to establish a privatepractice in Cambridge, New Zealandfocusing on Residential and Commercialprojects.In 2007 Sean accepted a position with Leighand Orange, Hong Kong and subsequentlyjoined Woods Bagot.Sean gained extensive experience in theMiddle East and Asia on large scale, multistorey commercial projects.Sean returned to New Zealand in early 2009to establish the New Zealand and HongKong office of Qube Architecture Ltd.By combining his years of private practice inNew Zealand with the knowledge gained inHong Kong of large scale commercialprojects Sean has built a winning formulathat enables Qube Architecture to deliverexceptional projects.
4.1 DESIGN TEAMKRISTOF CROLLAKristof is a licensed architect whocombines his work as Assistant Professorat the University of Hong Kong with hisAntwerp-Hong Kong based architecturalpractice “Laboratory for ExplorativeArchitecture & Design” (LEAD).Up until recently he worked in London asLead Architect for Zaha Hadid Architectswhile teaching in parallel at theArchitectural Association School ofArchitecture, London (AA) and otherinstitutions worldwide. (Whilst working for ZAHA HADID ) (Whilst working for ZAHA HADID )After graduating Magna Cum Laude atGhent University and practicing inBelgium, he moved to London in 2005 andattended the AA’s master program DesignResearch Laboratory, from where hisstudent work with team “Sugar Inc” wasexhibited at the 2006 Venice ArchitecturalBiennale.He is the founder of the InternationalWorkshop Series (IWS) which organizeworkshops worldwide exploring digitaldesign and fabrication in architecture, andhas been invited as a jury critic, lecturerand tutor in numerous institutions inEurope, China, Chile and South Africa. (Designed by LEAD) (Whilst working for ZAHA HADID )
4.1 DESIGN TEAMDYLAN BAKER-RICEDylan is director and co-founder of thearchitectural practice Affect_t with officesin London and Hong Kong. Working onlarge-scale buildings and competitionsalongside smaller scale experimentalprojects has allowed for a unique insightinto new methods of manufacturingutilizing computer driven design.Graduating Summa Cum Laude withUniversity Honours from AppalachianState University, Dylan studiedConstruction Technology and Sustainable (Whilst working for ZAHA HADID ) (Designed by Affect_t)Development. His professional practicebegan at Chris Benedict RA with multi-storey low-income housing in New York,specializing in the incorporation of greentechnologies and building sytsems. Afterearning his Masters in Architecture fromColumbia University, Dylan began practicefirst for Asymptote Architecture in NewYork and then later for Zaha HadidArchitects in London before co-foundingAffect_t. Currently, Dylan is teaching as avisiting professor at the University ofHong Kong and acts as a visiting critic atthe Architectural Association in London,and Pratt and Columbia University in NewYork. (Whilst working for Asymptote) (Whilst working for ZAHA HADID )
4.1 DESIGN TEAMVAUGHAN BAYLEYVaughan graduated from Port ElizabethUniversity in South Africa in 1987 with aBachelor Degree in Architecture. Hethen he worked for 7 years in SouthAfrica for practices on variousresidential, retail and commercialschemes developing his design, 3Dvisualization and technical skills beforemoving to London in 1994. In London,after a couple of short contract jobs,he joined M.R Partnership where heworked for the next 14 years and was (Whilst working for MR Partnership) (Whilst working for MR Partnership)involved in wide variety of schemesworking as Assistant Architect on smalland large jobs including theredevelopment of two city blocks ofCovent Garden with hotels, office blocks,restaurants, cafes, residential. Vaughanalso developed and then managed the ITinfrastructure of the M.R Partnershipoffice. In July 2008 Vaughan left M.RPartnership and emigrated to NewZealand where he did contract work inboth Architecture and IT until beinginvited to join the Qube Architectureteam as New Zealand MD in January2010. (Whilst working for MR Partnership) (Whilst working for MR Partnership)
4.1 DESIGN TEAMELIZABETH REIDElizabeth has worked in Hong Kong andaround Asia since 1993. Working in bothlarge and small scale companies haswidened Elizabeth’s experience withmanagement and design.Elizabeth’s involvement in all projectsconsists of liaison with the Client,building energetic teams for up andcoming companies, feasibility evaluation,design development, contractdocumentation, and contractadministration. (Whilst working with Aedas) (Whilst working with Aedas)Elizabeth’s role in RMJM was Director ofthe interior design team for projects inHong Kong and Asia, leading a strongfifteen person team, with skills rangingfrom designers, CAD technicians, FF&Eand project managers.Elizabeth worked in Macau as anExecutive Design Manager for theVenetian Cotai Strip. The responsibilitieswere for creating Interior Design andFF&E Design Managerial Teams forParcels 3 and 7&8 on the Cotai Strip, fordesign direction, coordination andfollow through of the interior design fitout of all interior casino spaces. (Whilst working with RMJM) (Whilst working with RMJM)
4.1 DESIGN TEAMMURRAY BORLANDMurray has practiced Architecture forover 30 years in private practices as aSenior Partner or a sole Practitioner.Graduating in the early seventiesMurray worked for a number of years inBromley Kent in the UK, Belgium, AbuDhabi and Hong Kong for the sameArchitects, during which time heextended his qualifications in InteriorDesign, and qualified initially with theBritish Institute of Interior Designers andlater the Chartered Society of Designersin the UK.Returning to New Zealand Murraylaunched his own Private Practice andestablishing two additional offices.As a Director and a specialist in the fieldof Polynesian and Ethnic Architecture healso brings a huge and diverseknowledge base to the practice, Murrayhas huge personal and professionalhumanitarian Architecturaldevelopment interests especially inproviding ecosystem andenvironmentally sustainableArchitecture to benefit undevelopedareas.
4.1 DESIGN TEAMALEX WONGAlex’s designs are characterised by amixture of simplicity, timeless elementsand spatial functionality. With this, heformed his own interior design companyin Hong Kong. From this, he has implemented hisdesign philosophy into recent projects inAsia and his experience now coversvaried sectors from residential, hoteland leisure and commercial. With a strong collaboration with QUBEArchitecture, the design team is capable (Whilst working with RMJM) (Whilst working with RMJM)of producing high quality projects. Alex’s personal involvement in hisprevious company, RMJM, consists ofinitial briefing meeting with client,feasibility evaluation, schematic design,design development, contractdocumentation, and contractadministration. Alex’s recent works includes large scalerestaurants and bars, Saraya residentialcomplex, Parcel 7&8 of the Cotai Strip,Macau, China Merchants BankHeadquarters, Shanghai, HuaweiNanjing R&D Complex, HuaweiConference Centre, Nan Fung Dvmt . (Whilst working with RMJM) (Whilst working with RMJM)
4.1 DESIGN TEAMDEBORA MARZOCCHIDebora obtained her Bachelor ofScience in Interior Design fromPolitecnico di Milano (PolytechnicUniversity of Milan). She began herpractice during her studies collaboratingwith University Professors andProfessionals.Since June 2007 she started to specializeher design skills in the high-end retailbusiness, working for an importantItalian studio. She followed the projectdevelopment of the boutiques from the (Whilst working with DGA) (Whilst working with DGA)layout, to the grand-opening, assistingthe clients on every phase of the projectand coordinating local architects andconsultants with the furniture suppliers.She has been collaborating as an activeand leading member of several designteams and had the opportunity to workfor Italian Luxury Brands such asMaxMara and Canali. In 2009, Deborafounded M2A Design Ltd, an InteriorDesign firm in Hong Kong. M2A is aretail, corporate and residentialoriented practice with a global designaction operating in Italy, Mexico, HongKong and China.
4.2 TECHNOLOGYROBERTO DAVOLIOForm and Structure consulting serviceswas founded by Roberto Davolio, anItalian born Architect specializing inbuilding systems who has worked forFoster and Partners as part of theSpecialist Modeling Group.In past working experience Roberto wasemployed as project designer for ASI, adesign-build company based in LosAngeles. His experience covers the fieldof design, fabrication and installation ofa variety of building structures includingtensile systems and fabric structures.The development of close workingrelationships with American, Asian andEuropean fabricators, has produced anexperience and understanding in thedesign of standard curtain wall andcavity wall systems.Invaluable expertise on past high profileprojects include the Beijing InternationalAirport, the AOL Time Warner Center inNew York, the Clinton PresidentialLibrary in Arkansas and the GrandRapids Convention Center in Michigan.
4.2 TECHNOLOGYMARTIN RIESEMartin Riese is a licensed Architect with25 years of international experience inprofessional practice. He is a partner inthe renowned integrated buildingindustry practice called Front, whichprovides technology-enabled design andconstruction consultancy servicesworldwide. Martin is a Visiting Professorin the School of the Built Environment atSalford University and is a professionalmember of the Hong Kong Institute ofBuilding Information Modelling(HKIBIM).Martin has worked with SantiagoCalatrava and Foster and Partners. Hewas the regional Managing Director ofGehry Technologies, where he oversawnumerous large-scale BuildingInformation Modelling projects in Asiaand throughout the world. Martinpublishes and lectures regularly on thesubject of “Construction IndustryTransformation”.As a Partner at Front, Martin’scontribution to the Qube project teamwill be to oversee Façade design andprocurement, energy analysis andBuilding Information Modelling.
4.3 SUSTAINABILITYDAVID LITTLERDavid leads the Building Services (MEP)and Sustainable Engineering discipline inthe Asia Pacific region and is based inthe Hong Kong office.He has worked on a wide range ofproject types, from studentaccommodation to theatres, in both thepublic and private domain.He has been fortunate to work onprojects with other design teammembers who value engineering inputat an early stage, and as a result hasoften been able to influence the formand fabric of a proposed building toenhance the design. This is particularlythe case with low energy design projects.He has also worked on high qualityspaces, from private residences to artgalleries and libraries, where theservices have been carefully integratedto a detailed level, so as to be largelyunseen so that the aesthetic is notcompromised
4.3 SUSTAINABILITYROB MAYRob May qualified with a First ClassHonours degree from the University ofSheffield.During this time, he was also a nationalwinner of the ‘Corus’ steelwork designawards and a national finalist in a multidisciplinary design competition run by theBritish Institute of structural engineers.Rob has been engaged with Buro Happoldsince 2004 working in the United Kingdom,followed by the US & then Hong KongRob is part of a number of expertcommunities within Buro Happold; he isparticularly interested in implementingbuilding information modeling throughoutthe practice.In addition to this, Rob writes his ownscripts to modify various softwarepackages to maximize their effectivenessfor specific design issues.Rob is therefore a perfect partner withMartin Riese to develop the use of BIM byQube
4.4 BUILDING ENVELOPEBUILDING ENVELOPEThe building envelope is a fundamental part of the building in terms of producing a sustainabledesign. This element of the project can manifest the negative effects of heat gain and loss.Hence the building envelope is critical to the appropriate use of energy to heat and cool thebuilding and needs to be managed carefully to ensure optimum sustainable performancethroughout the lifecycle of the project. Building Envelope design and delivery is managed byMartin Riese and Front.Front is a leading international specialist consultancy in architectural façade systems for newconstruction, including curtain wall, bespoke cladding systems and the use of structural glassand related lightweight structures. Front’s portfolio of work ranges in size and complexity andincludes large-scale high-rise curtain wall projects, public and cultural institutions, additions tohistorically sensitive sites, as well as custom designed work for private residences and artists.Front’s façade design and technical consulting work includes façade system design andoptimization, detailing and analysis, value engineering, guidance through the procurement andbidding process, and review during fabrication, mock-up, testing, and construction. Frontconsiders technical requirements such as the availability and constructability of materials, thecriteria for structural and environmental performance, and recommends mock-up and testmethods. Front works with a variety of building systems and a wide palette of materials,including steel, aluminium, copper, titanium, concrete, stone, glass, and other composites.A key aspect of Front’s collaborative work process is the team’s ability to utilize 3D analysis offaçade systems to review, interrogate, manipulate and analyse building information as threedimensional data.
4.4 BUILDING ENVELOPEFRONT WORKING METHODOLOGYAs a leading international specialist consultancy in architectural façade systems for newconstruction, Front has expertise in the areas of curtain wall, bespoke cladding systems and theuse of structural glass and related lightweight structures. Front has delivered project that range insize and complexity and include large-scale high-rise curtain wall projects, public and culturalinstitutions, additions to historically sensitive sites, as well as custom designed work for privateresidences and artists.Front’s façade design and technical consulting work includes façade system design andoptimization, detailing and analysis, value engineering, guidance through the procurement andbidding process, and review during fabrication, mock-up, testing, and construction. Frontconsiders technical requirements such as the availability and constructability of materials, thecriteria for structural and environmental performance, and recommends mock-up and testmethods. Front works with a variety of building systems and a wide palette of materials, includingsteel, aluminium, copper, titanium, concrete, stone, glass, and other composites. A key aspect ofFront’s collaborative work process is the team’s ability to utilize 3D analysis of façade systems toreview, interrogate, manipulate and analyse building information as three dimensional data. Theuse of these 3D tools can add significant benefits to system design efficiency and to improving thecost control process and project coordination, often bringing clarity and legibility to complexdesign problems.Drawing upon Front’s first-hand experience with the successful execution of many original andchallenging architectural projects and Front’s specialist knowledge of the façade industry, theFront team can assist in the evaluation of qualified bidders, and advise on procurement methods,constructability, value engineering options, and how best to meet the project schedule andbudget. Front fully engages with its creative partners in the design and construction industry.Front provides strategic advice through intensive collaboration to realize innovative projectsacross the globe. As active and open-minded participants in the design process, Front’s goal is tofind practical ways to realize the design intent.
4.5 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTUREADRIAN L NORMANAdrian founded ALN in 2005 and is themanaging and design director of projectsundertaken by the company. He has over18 years’ experience in landscapeconsultancy and since 1993 has beenbased in Hong Kong.Adrian has experience in all areas oflandscape from institutional, residential,commercial and hospitality to recreationalpublic open space and urban design.He has worked as a consultant withinlarge multidisciplinary design teams fornumerous landscape projects throughoutAsia including: Hong Kong; China; Thailand;Singapore; the Philippines; India; U.A.Eand Korea from project inception throughto construction supervision.Adrian brings to the projects he works onhis extensive experience as a manager oflandscape design teams, together with hisstrong design and presentation abilities.His design art work is exceptional and isconsidered an integral part of hislandscape design process.
5.1 CUTTING EDGE DESIGNPROVEN DESIGN CAPABILITYWith the broad range of experience andbackgrounds (Fosters, Zaha Hadid,Calatrava, Gehry, RMJM, AEDAS, WoodsBagot, ASYMPTOTE), Qube firmly believesthat it has access to a wide range ofdesign capability that will be required toproduce CUTTING EDGE contemporarydesign that fundamentally is linked to theNEEDS of the buildingThis depth of experience will also besupplemented by using our other teammembers to critique & assist in thedevelopment of projects MIXED-USE BUILDING/TAURANGA/NZ
5.2 LESS MATERIALS & ENERGYWith the application of the bio specificmanifesto Qube will produce buildingsthat optimize the buildings relationshipwith its context.The benefits of this process are as follows:LEARNING FROM THE CONTEXTLEARNING FROM THE PREVAILINGBUILDING SOLUTIONSSOURCE MATERIALS, ENERGY &TECHNOLGOY FROM WITHIN A 250 MILERADUISMINIMISE THE BUILDING’S FOOTPRINTMINIMIZE THE BUILDINGS’ SURFACEAREAUSE LESS MATERIALS & LESS ENERGY &ZERO CARBON BUILDINDS
5.3 COST SAVINGS IN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTIONDESIGNING OUT WASTE40% of the waste created by man comesfrom the building industry.By improving the accuracy and efficiencyof the process that manages the industryof the built environment, significantreductions in overall waste areachievable.Similarly the use of energy in the builtenvironment can be carefully analysed,simulated and managed – throughout thelife cycle of projects.The resulting savings in reduced waste ofmaterials, human resource and energyare returned to the stakeholder whoinvests in the enhanced Building LifecycleInformation Management process.