Energizing Kowloon East, Hong Kong

3 December 2019


AIA Design Symposium

JOKE’s Proposal for Old Phone Booths in Hong Kong Awarded

Challenged to rethink the role old phone booths have to play in the contemporary smart city, JOKE proposed a move away from technology in order to create a space for cultural traditions to continue and flourish. In a highly technological world, the unconventional proposal was recognized with a merit award in a competition organized by the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.

JOKE received the award during the AIA organized Smart Cities Symposium at the Energizing Kowloon East Office on 3 December 2019.