Country Representative, Hong Kong (2010-present)
Hong Kong, China
Stefan is the Design Principal of TFP Farrells Hong Kong office and is responsible for leading the design of key projects through his in-depth knowledge of the design, planning and integration of large-complex, commercial and transportation projects through all stages of procurement. He has a passion in city making and also believes in the potential on how mixed-use and transit-oriented developments transform cities into a vibrant, sustainable community that fosters 24 hour city living as well as act as an urban catalyst for growth, urban vitality and reassurance of city’s image.
Krummeck has led a multitude of award-winning complex integrated infrastructures including the Kowloon Station Development (KSD) - (winner of the 2001 Best International Interchange Award). KSD is the most ambitious three-dimensional masterplan prototype ever built, and is recognized as one of the world’s finest ‘transport super-city’ interchange that forms a key part of Hong Kong’s airport railway network that incorporates a fully master-planned high-density, mixed-use development of 1.7million m². The masterplan incorporates a 580 m landmark tower, which later on was realized as the 480m high ICC tower.
Following the success of Kowloon Station Development, he has been involved in mixed-use commercial related projects including the Kerry Tianjin Center, BEA Financial Tower, China National Petroleum HQ, Nobel Tower, and Walton Plaza. The most significant, is the KK100, the 9th tallest building in the world.
KK100 is also the tallest building in world completed in 2011. The 441.8 metre KK100, 100-storey tower comprising over 210,000m2 of accommodation is part of the master plan design for a 417,000m2 mixed-use development which includes 5 residential buildings and 2 commercial buildings. The floors of the tower are divided into three major functions. The floors from level 4 to 72 will house 173,000m2 of Grade-A office space while the uppermost levels from 75 to 100 will be occupied by a 35,000m2 6-star Luxury Hotel. Linking all these elements is the podium that is driven by a world-class retail environment designed for local flavour, excitement, and economic growth and continuity. Kingkey 100, the ‘urban metropolis’, serves as a ‘’Mini-city” which contributes and provides an amenity-rich focal point back to the community, offering a 24-hour city-life to be better for the environment and human interaction. The development forms part of Shenzhen’s new financial district and creates a new precedent for creating a distinctive new destination within China’s most successful economic zone.
He also lead TFP’s bid for the new Beijing CBD where five towers of their eight submitted schemes were ranked first. The much spoken about, with 520 meters the future tallest building is the Beijing, Z15 which was the crowning achievement of the competition winning entries. The competition winning design is being implemented.
Stefan currently serves as a member of the Academy of Urbanisms, (HKIUD) Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design since 2009 and Board of Practice member of the HKIA(Hong Kong Institute of Architects) since 2008. He is also serving as a Country Representative in Hong Kong on the (CTBUH) Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. His recent publications include A New Urbanism: Tall Buildings and Placemaking; A New Urbanity: the relationship between towers and Urbanism; Towers and Urbanism in the context of China. Stefan has also spoken for CTBUH, Dubai; the 7th Annual Tall Buildings Conference, Hong Kong; The High-rise Summit, Shanghai, the Middle East High-Rise Building Conference and will be speaking at the Ultra High-Rise Buildings 2010 in Shanghai. His award-winning work has also been featured in books and has been published in magazines internationally.