YDT Special Mention Award 2012
Sai-chun Yung

Environmental Design | Architect


Founder & Principal Architect, Studio of SAI


Sai-chun Yung studied at the University of Hong Kong where he received Master in Architecture with distinction in 2008. Prior to establishing his office, he has been practicing internationally in Hong Kong and Japan for more than ten years. He has been involved in projects of different scale and programs, including kindergarten, elderly house, gallery, mix-used development etc. The projects he was in-charge of have won awards such as HKIA Annual Award and AIAHK Award. Apart from professional practice, his works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale of Architecture and HK-SZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. He was awarded the 40 under 40 Award in 2013. He is also a part-time lecturer teaching architecture courses.

Studio of SAI, founded by Sai-chun Yung, is an emerging design studio that works across scale and medium. In their projects, they sought to engage the sensorial history of geographical, cultural and social realms to address the need of contemporary condition. The studio develops the design by excavating layers of information from its context as throughout as possible. Through this search and research process, they polish the architectural concept and sharpen the design methodology that will lead each project to a most specific solution.