As part of PRC Magazine’s 100th issue celebrations, it asked its readers to vote for Asia’s most iconic buildings completed between 2000 and 2020. From an initial list of 100 projects, 25 were shortlisted for voting and the results of 4,500 votes were published in the 100th issue. Top spot was claimed by Singapore’s Jewel Changi airport, with Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev in Azerbaijan in second place and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa third. However, the Taikwun Heritage and Arts Centre beat the likes of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium to claim 6th place in Asia’s top 10 most iconic buildings.
Taikwun in top 10 most iconic buildings
Winkle-picker founder appointed professor
Winkle-picker is proud to announce that founder Chris White has been appointed as Professor of Practice and Course Reviewer for the forthcoming Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Cultural Tourism at the University of Wollongong College Hong Kong.
Part of the University of Wollongong Australia Network, UOW is widely acknowledged as one of the leading institutions of its kind in Hong Kong. With about 6,000 students, the College offers a wide range of academic programmes, from foundation to degree level. Working with CCHK/UOW in an honorary role, Chris will help make some connections between real-world industry practise and academic theory.
The University of Wollongong is ranked in the Top 20 modern universities in the world. And in the 2020 Good Universities Guide, UOW received a 5-star rating for learning resources and overall quality in the study area of Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences.
Singapore joins HSBC History Wall roll out
A new HSBC History Wall has been installed in Singapore. This tells the tailor-made story HSBC’s development in the city-state within the wide context of HSBC as a whole usually richly layered graphics and objects. It joins other History Walls in Dubai, Istanbul, Tokyo, Paris and Birmingham.
Heritage Revitalisation for Tourism in Hong Kong: now out in paperback!
Winkle-picker is proud to announce that Managing Director Chris White’s book, Heritage Revitalisation for Tourism in Hong Kong, has been published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis) in paperback.