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28 Oct Architecture in France Dinner Talk

Architecture in France –
Burgundy, Champagne, Normandy and La Loire with LIVE music performance


Journey between historical and contemporary architecture in Normandy and La Loire” by Ms Rosalia LEUNG, HKU BA (Architectural Studies), Master of Architecture in ENSA Paris-Malaquais, worked as architectural design in Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés in Paris.

Road Trip in France – A Gastronomic and Architectural Adventure” by Mr Joseph Ping-Hung Chan, Founding Director, Comtale Limited (Design, Business and Human Resource Consultancy), Lecturer at School of Business, The University of Hong Kong;

Lecturer at Department of Architecture, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, Chartered Member of Royal Institute of British Architects.


About “Road Trip in France – A Gastronomic and Architectural Adventure

During his stay and traveling in France, Joseph always has two books with him - Le Corbusier and The Restaurant Guide.  He sees culture, architecture and gastronomy as the main reasons of adventure.  Thus, he had visited Villa Savoy in almost all four seasons, stayed at the Le Corbusier-designed Swiss Pavilion, La Tourette, and at the foot of mountain at Ronchamp; tasting champagne and wine in the road trips at Burgundy and Champagne while exploring the traditional style chateau and villa and the contemporary architecture along the way.  In this sharing session, Joseph will share his delightful French experience of Food and Architecture Road-trip.


Participants are welcomed to communicate their areas of interest to Kitty TSE, the coordinator of this event by email ( in advance.  Enquiries shall be addressed by speakers on event day.


Date:             28th October, 2015 (Wednesday)

Venue:          HKUAA Club Restaurant, 1/F Yip Fung Building, 2 D'Aguilar Street, Central.

Number of participants: 20-24 persons

Fee:               $380 per person


6:30pm          Registration

7:00pm          HKUAA Welcome Note

7:05pm         (1) French music by Florence NG, piano and Chow Chun Fung, Saxophone

(2) Dinner starts (Chinese dinner, main dishes)

8:00pm          Dinner Talk

9:00pm          Q & A

9:15pm          Vote of Thanks and souvenir presentation

9:20pm          Dessert

10:00pm        End of Event

** Talk will be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented by French.


Reservation and payment method

1. Please complete the form in below with payment and email to Ms. Heyna Wong at ON or BEFORE 23rd October, 2015. If you enroll together with your friend(s), please copy the form twice and complete it for your friend(s) as well.

***Enrolment Form ***

Full Name:


HKUAA Membership No.:



2. After filling out the form, please pay by DEPOSIT to our HSBC account: Hong Kong University Alumni Association 808-5-000324 as soon as possible.

3. Send us your SCANNED RECEIPT at with your FULL NAME. Kindly note that places will only be reserved for members who have paid and send us the email.

4. A confirmation email will be sent after we have confirmed your payment.

Deadline of reservation: 23rd October, 2015 (Friday)


** Fee includes Chinese dinner and a drink (a glass of house red wine / white wine OR a bottle of Perrier water).  Cash bar for other beverage.

** Participants are welcomed to bring their own bottle(s), corkage will be charged as of HKUAA Club policy.


About Joseph …

A university lecturer and professional architect from the U.K. with projects in Europe, Middle-East, India, Hong Kong and China. Joseph’s artistic vision conglomerates the inter-disciplinary areas of art and culture, education, urban-planning, architecture, and interior design with one unified theme: “Accentuating the strengths of mankind thereby exploring a common path for all.”  Joseph has his business consultancy, Comtale, in Hong Kong infusing elements of arts and culture along with practical hands-on “know how’s” of pragmatic property and construction expertise.  This business model is capable of delivering aesthetically pleasing yet efficient solutions. It is a culmination of meeting business objectives, answering to human resource planning projects, and addressing the design works.  Joseph was awarded French Government Scholarship in 1997.  He is the Fellow of Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme by The University of Hong Kong and Executive Committee of Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong).


About Rosalia …

HKU BA (Architectural Studies) graduate, Master of Architecture in ENSA Paris-Malaquais, worked as architectural design in Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés in Paris.  Have been living in France for four years and recently moved back to Hong Kong.  While working as an individual architectural consultant with local NGO in a village in Kamtin and leading students to construct public facilities in rural village in Hong Kong, Rosalia has always been in love with the French culture and living style. Studying and practicing architecture in France has widened her horizons in terms of city planning and architectural practice and inspire her to engage in community design in Hong Kong.  During this talk, she would like to share her travel experience in Normandy and la Loire, a journey between historical and contemporary architecture in France.


Florence NG (BA, HKU, ATCL in Piano Performance), has been active in music activities since her secondary school years. At present, she is a tutor of the Benji's Children Choir, an accompanist of the HKUAA Choir and a member of various choirs. 

Chow Chun Fung (BSc in Computer Science, HKU, ABRSM G8 in Saxophone &  Theory in Music, MA in Music CUHK, under study) is a private saxophone tutor.  He also performs at concerts and private functions.


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