Building on and shaping culture

Architecture: building on and shaping culture

Ann Lau, Hayball architects
9 december 2019 // 12.45 - 13.45 uur 
S.M.K1.6 Aula Dieperik

This lecture addresses urbanisation patterns and the urban structure of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as a context for the works at Hayball. It presents a number of projects that revolve around Learning, Living, Working and Play, positioning them within the geopolitical context and location of Australia within the Asian region.

About Ann Lau

As a child in Hong Kong fascinated by the models in her architect uncle’s design firm, Ann was hooked early on architecture. With an abiding interest in how design quality at every scale can shape and enhance human relationships, Ann is a versatile designer who loves nothing more than pushing the boundaries of traditional typologies with dynamic and integrated solutions.

“I’m very interested in hybridisation, where buildings are not fixed to a single use but reflect the diversity of how our cities work, allowing them to function for the future.”

Working from within, she is also heavily invested in Hayball’s design culture and the structure of an entire project team to draw out the best from our people. Teaching design and leading design studios over many years instilled the fundamental importance of how we work – it’s a structured, disciplined approach that underpins technically exquisite and confidently executed design.

“Clients work with us because they know we listen deeply, that we’re interested in uncovering commercial opportunities and in intelligently shaping our built environment. Interpreting a client’s ambition and turning it into something much more than feasible alone – seeking a long term legacy, I enjoy that immensely.”