Bulletin Spring‧Summer, 2008

The Best and the Brightest   41 CUHK Clinches Top Awards in Challenge Cup C UHK swept top awards in the Hong Kong and Macao Cup of the 10th Challenge Cup National Competition of the Chinese College Students' Extracurricular Academic and Scientific Achievements with two projects. The competition was held in November 2007. It attracted the participation of over 1,000 mainland institutions, including all national key institutions, and over 20 institutions from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Singapore. About 900 entries made it to the final. The project 'A School to Learn' is designed by Kiang Ngai-sze Karen ( below , left) and Yim Yin-kit Louis ( below , centre), graduates of the Master of Architecture Programme. The objective was to build new premises for Hongdeng Primary School in Hongdeng village, one of the poorest villages in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The 'Millimetre-Scale Turning Centre' project was designed by Chan Ngai-shing Sunny ( below , right), a master's student in automation and computer-aided engineering. The centre is capable of machining miniature components with complicated features. MArch Students Win Recognition for Eco Designs T wo projects by master's students of the Department of Architecture won respectively the first prize and an honourable mention in the graduate category of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Student Project Award 2007 last December. The project winning the first prize, 'A Pilot Study of Urban Ventilation and Wall Effects of Buildings – An Experience of Hong Kong', was led by Kiang Ngai-sze Karen, Millie Lam and Echo Yuen. It was a scientific study on the perceived visual wall length and effective wind wall length of high-rises. The project receiving an honourable mention was 'Hainan Forest Reserve Visitor Centre Adaptive Reuse Proposal of the Abandoned Army Camp' ( bottom right ). Conducted by Millie Lam and Echo Yuen for Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, it aims at turning an abandoned army camp in the Hainan Yinggeling Reserve in China into a visitor centre.