Tao Ho

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Tao Ho (Chinese: 何弢) is an architect from Hong Kong.

Background[edit]

Ho was born in Shanghai in 1936. He graduated from Williams College and then studied architecture at Harvard University and worked as a personal assistant to the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. He has been teaching and practising in Hong Kong since 1964.

He served as president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects from 1994 to 1998.[1]

Designs[edit]

He designed the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1977. A hanging piece created by Ho, entitled "Synergy of Dynamic Energy," is installed in the West Hall area of the Hong Kong International Airport's passenger terminal.

Ho also designed the Bauhinia emblem and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Awards[edit]

In February 1997, Ho was awarded the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, honoring him as a leading international artist and architect and for his contribution to bridging the cultures of the East and the West.

Personal life[edit]

Ho suffered a stroke in 2002.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past presidents of HKIA". Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Sun, Andrew (14 July 2006). "Ho draws big names". South China Morning Post. 

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