Founder of HK Timberbank and RAAW Limited
Ricci Wong has more than 10 years working experience in architecture and art projects. He was awarded with numerous prizes including “2019 Perspective 40 under 40 Awards”, “2019 HKDA GDA Spatial Award Excellence”, “2018 International A‘ Design Award Gold” etc. His passion in environment protection and multidisciplinary experience has brought him valuable insight on saving the local timbers. He brings the vision of “R3- RECycle, REDesign, RELink” to HK Timberbank and Hong Kong society in the long run.
黃卓健從事建築及藝術項目逾十年。他曾獲2019 Perspective 40Under40 獎、2019年香港設計師協會環球設計空間及環境優越獎、2018國際A' Design Award金獎等。黃先生熱衷環境保護，並擁有跨行業經驗，為他帶來搶救本地木材的獨特視角。他為本港社會長遠發展及香港木庫帶來「R3——回收、重設、重建」的視角。
Bring A Second Life to Hong Kong Timber
About the Talk
In 2018 Typhoon Manghut alone destroyed more than 30,000 tonnes of trees in Hong Kong which went into landfill. While feeling painful as it is, it was contradicting to find that Hong Kong imported tonnes of timber boards and furniture from China and other countries for construction and interior use every year, while killing and dumping our own trees to landfill, 200 tonnes per day to count. Ricci Wong, Founder of HK Timberbank, will share the idea to save the local timbers felled due to weather or development, and his secret recipe to recreate and reroute the path of these natural resources brought back the spirit and memory of Hong Kongers.
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