The Ambassadors' Ball, the annual gala fundraising dinner for Design Trust, is proud to announce a collaboration with Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA, who as Creative Directors present an explorative theme for the gala, titled “HYPER ENVIRONMENT”. HYPER ENVIRONMENT examines the ever-changing relationship between the vast non-urban and urban areas on earth.
The gala dinner is generously supported by Title Sponsor Prada, who has a long-standing relationship with OMA. OMA / Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten commented: “We are delighted to be able to provide the creative direction for The Ambassador Ball 2018. OMA has a longstanding interest and engagement with design in Hong Kong and believe that the research-based approach to design – an approach the Design Trust supports – will bring design talent to maturity".
OMA is an international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism. OMA's notable projects include the Qatar National Library, CCTV Tower in Beijing, as well as the Fondazione Prada in Milan, and the Garage Museum in Moscow.
"We are so honoured to have Mr Koolhaas and Mr Gianotten, both luminaries in the architectural world, be our creative team this year," says Marisa Yiu, Co-founder and Executive Director of Design Trust. "From the renderings and the ideas we have seen, this will be an inspiring platform to further contemplate these important issues of humanity. We trust our supporters will find this theme to be one of the most audacious and intellectual projects."
To give guests a sense of the outstanding achievements by Hong Kong's own talents, current Design Trust Grant Recipients Michelle Poon and Matthew Hung will also be presenting installations that are inspired by the themes of the gala.
Design Trust would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our Board Members, Benefit Committee Members, Patrons, Creative Directors, Sponsors including Prada, Kerry Hotel, and all partners and auction lot donors for their generous patronage that will help to shape and set a positive momentum for Design Trust.
Start supporting us with your bids now at: gala2018.designtrust.hk . Your contribution and involvement to this annual fundraiser is truly meaningful to us, as it will help our mission to support a variety of projects aimed at the greater community in the Greater Pearl River Delta Region and internationally.