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26 Feb 2021   /   RESEARCH
3D MAPPING HARBOURLOOP DISTRICTS
Lead8 is in the final stage of its preliminary impact study for HarbourLoop in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong (HKU). The research uses innovative Spatial Design Network Analysis (sDNA), developed by Cardiff University in conjunction with HKU, to map a 3D pedestrian network around HarbourLoop.

The ongoing project aims to produce a comprehensive understanding of the current walkability between districts and Hong Kong’s harbourfront. The software enables the HarbourLoop proposal to be analysed with real data and reveal the effect of integrating neighbourhoods to a waterfront mobility network.

The initial phase selected Quarry Bay as the case study from which future districts could be modelled. With the decentralisation of Hong Kong’s CBD, emerging waterfront commercial districts such as Island East present compelling opportunities. Using network science, the team has mapped the current pedestrian networks across Quarry Bay and can model the result of differing interventions.

“The HarbourLoop proposal is extremely fortunate to benefit from this cutting-edge technology by HKU. Our team is helping to build a deeper understanding of the connectivity around Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and make evidence-based planning suggestions that we hope will help to create future change for the city’s urban planning,” said David Buffonge, Co Founder & Executive Director at Lead8.
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12 Nov 2020   /   EVENTS
LEAD8 SPEAKS AT ULI ‘NEW CENTRAL: WALK & TALK’ WEBINAR SERIES
Thank you to ULI Hong Kong for inviting Lead8 Co Founder & Executive Director David Buffonge to join in the ‘Forum for a New Central’ Webinar series.

The ‘New Central: Walk & Talk’ session brought together David and fellow industry leaders and specialists to discuss walkable urbanism, human-centred planning and pedestrianisation initiatives in Hong Kong. The session showcased a collective enthusiasm for Hong Kong’s urban development and how different initiatives are moving the agenda forward.

“Our attitudes towards public space are changing – illuminating new possibilities for our city environments. Discussions such as today’s shine a light on the wide-ranging conversations needed to make these projects possible, from public-private collaboration to stakeholder engagement and the urban design strategies,” said David.
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22 Apr 2020   /   RESEARCH
LEAD8 X HKU: MAPPING HARBOURLOOP
Lead8 is collaborating with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to map a 3D pedestrian network around HarbourLoop using the latest Spatial Design Network Analysis (sDNA) software.
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15 Mar 2019   /   EVENTS
LEAD8 SPEAKS AT ULI HONG KONG CONFERENCE
Lead8 was delighted to participate in the inaugural ULI Hong Kong Conference, recently held at the iconic Tai Kwun. Centering on the theme ‘Hong Kong’s Past, Present, and Future’, industry leaders and experts exchanged thought-provoking insights that stimulated valuable conversations to build a better Hong Kong.
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09 Feb 2018   /   AWARD
HARBOURLOOP RECEIVES WINNER HONOR AT GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2018
HarbourLoop, a vision to transform the contours of Hong Kong’s waterfront into an iconic 23 kilometre urban walking, running, and cycle network, was awarded the WINNER Honor in the Excellent Communications Design-Urban Space & Infrastructure category of German Design Award 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany on 9 February. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the world’s most renowned design competitions and commends projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the international design landscape.
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25 Oct 2017   /   AWARD
HARBOURLOOP – WINNER OF GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2018
Lead8’s HarbourLoop is the winner of the German Design Award 2018 in the Excellent Communications Design – Urban Space and Infrastructure category.
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23 Feb 2017   /   AWARD
WAN FUTURE PROJECTS AWARDS 2016
The Lead8 designed HarbourLoop has been shortlisted in the WAN Future Projects Urban Design Awards 2016.
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15 Dec 2016   /   PRESS RELEASE
LEAD8 PRESENTS HARBOURLOOP
The HarbourLoop is a vision to transform the contours of Hong Kong’s waterfront into an iconic 23 kilometre multi-use active pathway.
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05 Jul 2016   /   AWARD
LEAD8’S HARBOURLOOP - FINALIST IN WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL AWARDS 2016
Lead8’s HarbourLoop Hong Kong vision has been recognised as a finalist in the World Architecture Festival Awards 2016, Civic – Future Projects Category.
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