The 2021 edition of Business of Design Week (BODW) will focus on new beginnings in the post-pandemic world. Expect a mix of talks, panels and workshops to take place through the week. If you couldn’t attend in-person, check out sessions online—all of them will stream for free.
Ahead of the event’s kick-off next week, we profile Hong Kong architectural marvels masterminded by five of the distinguished speakers appearing this year.
For more programming and ticketing information, visit the event website.
1. The Mills: Vanessa Cheung
Nan Fung Development’s group managing director Vanessa Cheung spearheaded the design of The Mills, which opened in 2018 to great acclaim.
Transforming an old Nan Fung textiles mills in Tsuen Wan into a thriving hub for art, culture and gastronomy, The Mills is a prime example of the city successfully breathing new life into heritage buildings.
“I joined Nan Fung in 2013, and while reviewing our portfolio of businesses I found out that the buildings of the original mills 4, 5 and 6 were still standing, functioning as warehouses,” Cheung told Tatler Asia in 2019. “Knowing how many lives these factories and the industry touched, I wanted to preserve these buildings while reimagining the future of the textile industry.”
Session: Embracing Change in Creative Leadership
Date and time: December 2, 9.45-10.15am
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