Brock Carmichael is one of eight RIBA practices flying the flag for the UK along with the Department for International Trade at a conference and exhibition in Singapore 31 October to 2 November ‘Rejuvenating Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Southeast Asia’.

The 8th modern architecture mASEANa International conference and exhibition in conjunction with the Singapore Institute of Architects is at the Urban Renewal URA Centre and is displaying ‘Revitalising Heroic Modern: Lessons from the UK’.

Partner and Managing Director of Brock Carmichael Asia Alf Yeung is presenting Brock Carmichael Asia’s work in Hong Kong on show alongside other prestigious projects. This features the newly completed refurbishment of the YWCA Headquarters in Kowloon for the Young Women’s Christian Association, repurposing a 1970s 20-storey building. The deteriorating building involved a number of challenges for its owners and occupiers but rather than demolish the building, Brock Carmichael Asia advocated complete refurbishment and an extension on both financial and sustainability grounds.

Now a flagship state-of-the-art hostel with 130 guest rooms and modern facilities serving the community, its new facilities are regenerating the district around it and meeting the needs of visitors and locals, mixing multiple generations.

The completed building also involved WSP as MEP and Structural Consultants and Turner & Townsend as Quantity Surveyors.