Program Details

Studio SGN-SIN is a three-week credit bearing course organized annually by the HKU Architecture Department since 2010. It is a design and research studio that travels to multiple cities in Asia.
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

This credit-bearing HKU course was established in 2010 to focus on urgent architectural and urban issues confronting Asian cities today. It is an immersive course designed to expose students to daily learning activities including lectures, seminars, studio crits, field work, firm visits, and design reviews. The nature of work ranges from critical reading of texts, individual assignments, to design and research collaborations. Students will get to interact with professors, researchers, critical practices, think tanks and various local stakeholders in the making of Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. This programme welcomes all university students and recent graduates with an interest in the Asian city. For more details about eligibility and application, please visit our website. Please do not hesitate to contact the programme secretary Olivia Lai for queries.

Setting Description:
(A) Lectures and seminars (Individual) – 25% (B) Field trips and visit (Individual) – 10% (C) Critical response writing (Individual) – 20% (D) Studio analysis project (Group) – 45% (TBC)
Programme Fee: HKD $16,270 / USD $2,100 (Full Programme) HKD $9,760 / USD $1,260 (Single-City Course) (See note 2) (Note: Accommodations & air fare between cities are not included. Once enrollment is confirmed, final payments are to be made in HKD. Bank transfer fees and any associated fees are to be paid for by the participant. Fees paid are not refundable. )

Additional Program Information

The program welcomes all undergraduate & graduate students, and recent graduates in the disciplines of architecture, landscape, urban design, urban planning and policy, urban studies, and all allied design and engineering fields. This program is not limited to professional degree students, hence liberal arts students with a relevant major or minor are also eligible. Applicants should have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. Participants must be proficient in English, and some knowledge of visual analysis software is preferred.