Rocco Design Architects

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Rocco Design Architects Limited
Practice information
Key architects Rocco S. K. Yim
Founded 1982
Location Hong Kong
Significant works and honors
Buildings Hong Kong Station, Citibank Plaza, Guangdong Museum.
Projects West Kowloon Cultural District (in selection process)

Rocco Design Architects Limited (Chinese: 許李嚴建築師事務有限公司), led by Rocco Yim, is a Chinese design architectural practice based in Hong Kong.[1] It is responsible for the design of many iconic buildings in the special administrative region and Guangdong province, including the Hong Kong SAR Government Headquarters, iSQUARE, One Peking Road, Yunnan Museum and Guangdong Museum. It employs 160 staff in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

Mr. Rocco S.K. Yim founded its predecessor firm Rocco Design Associates in March 1979. Mr. Patrick P.W. Lee joined Rocco Design Partners in June 1980.

A Quality System of management has been established and is being practised. The firm achieved certification by the HKQAA under ISO 9001:1994 in November 1995 and ISO 9001:2008 in January 2014.

The firm has exhibited four times in the Venice Biennale over the last decade, in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2012. In 2015, the practice was invited to showcase their work at Architecture Forum Berlin, in the dedicated Exhibition titled "Intensity: the works of Rocco Design Architects, Hong Kong".[citation needed]


The firm has received numerous awards, including a First Prize Award for the L’Opéra de la Bastille international competition in 1983, ARCASIA Gold Medals in 1994 and 2003, the Chicago Athenaeum Architectural Awards in 2006, 2011 and 2013, the Kenneth F. Brown Award in 2007, and the World Architecture Festival category winner in 2011.

Within the latest projects, The Yunnan Museum, opened to the public in 2015, has received a "HKIA Hong Kong Medal of the Year", and two Honorable Mentions at the International Design Awards 14 and Architizer Awards 2016.

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Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Kristal, Mark (July 2008). "Detour: Hong Kong". Dwell Magazine. pp. 192–198. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 

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