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Home > About HKCC > Staff Directory > Division of Humanities, Design and Social Sciences > CHANG, Howard Hoi-wood
Division of Humanities, Design and Social Sciences
Mr CHANG, Howard Hoi-wood
張海活

Associate Division Head 副學部主任

BSSc (AS), MArch

Email: cchw@hkcc-polyu.edu.hk

Teaching and Scholarly Interests:

  • Design

Research-Scholarly Activities | Professional Activities/Achievements


Mr Chang Hoi-wood received his Bachelor of Social Science (Architectural Studies) degree and Master of Architecture degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. After his graduation, he was the Senior Architectural Designer at EDGE Design Institute and was the Designer-in-Charge of the renowned award-winning project “Suitcase House, Commune by the Great Wall” (Beijing). Other major projects he was in charge of included “International Concept Plan Competition for the Development of an Integrated Arts, Cultural and Entertainment District at the West Kowloon Reclamation”; “Three Pacific Place Showroom”, “Light Hotel”. From December 2003 to June 2005, he received a fellowship from the state government of Baden-Württemberg, Germany and was the artist-in-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

Hoi-wood started his full-time teaching after his return from Germany and joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design in 2007. He then joined HKCC in the summer of 2009, and now serves as the Scheme Leader of Associate Degree Scheme in Design and leads the Associate in Design (Environment and Interior Design) programme.

Hoi-wood's works have been presented in exhibitions, screenings and performances over the years. Selected works included: Toilet Paper Walling (installation, HK, 1997); Interweaving (installation, HK, 1998); The Daily Mood of Final Certainty, or House of August (video, HK & London, 1998); SIXHIBITION (installation, HK, 1999); Sino116 (installation, HK, 2000); Horti Cultus (installation, Stuttgart, 2004); Interference (installation, Stuttgart, 2004); Monument (installation, Stuttgart, 2005); 60 Fragments of Time (dance, HK, 2006); Structure of Atmosphere (installation, HK, 2008), Intuition_Operation_Construction (exhibition, HK, 2009, 2010, 2011). His studies and design proposal “Development as Freedom” won the Merit Award in the “Design Competition for the Revitalization of Tai O”.

Hoi-wood’s research interests focus on community architecture, installation art and tectonics. His pedagogic researches cover design thinking, spatial design fundamentals and intuitive design process modeling. He has published papers, articles and has given talks on “Boredom and Architecture”, “Sustainable Development of Tai O”, “Comparative Studies of Chungking Mansion”, etc.