Michael Kwok

Arup, Director | Hong Kong, China

About

Michael is a member of Arup Group Board and has served as East Asia Region Chair since 2017. A civil / structural engineer by profession with more than 35 years of project experience in the region, Michael has played a key role in developing Arup’s business and operation in Mainland China, and led some of the most innovative urban projects across the territory including the Bird’s Nest, CCTV Headquarter Building, Beijing Capital International Airport T3, Guangzhou IFC And Raffles City Chongqing. Recently, he focuses on forging pioneering collaborations, seeking opportunities in emerging markets and leading the firm in its digital transformation – applying innovative solutions in supporting clients and communities transition to a more sustainable future.

CTBUH Roles

China Awards Technical Jury (2016)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2012)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

20 December 2012

What do you think is the best tall building in existence today, and why?

Industry leaders answering this question include: Adrian Smith, AS+GG; Joseph Rechichi, Forest City Ratner Companies;Toby Blunt, Foster + Partners; Werner Sobek, Werner Sobek Group; John...

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Research

01 March 2017

Engineering of Guangzhou International Finance Centre

Michael Kwok & Alexis Lee, Arup

The Guangzhou International Finance Centre (IFC) is a landmark building that symbolizes the emerging international strength of Guangzhou, China’s third largest city. It is also...

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Research

26 October 2015

Raffles City Chongqing: A Skyscraper City within a Development

Andrew Luong, Michael Kwok, Patrick McCafferty, & Penny Cheung, Arup

Raffles City Chongqing is a comprehensive mixed-use development with an overall gross floor area of approximately 1,100,000 square metres. The development encompasses a transportation hub,...

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