Matthew Potter leads the Hong Kong office and has played a pivotal role in many of the practice’s award-winning projects in the region. He recently completed the ‘Sky Bridge’ at Hong Kong International Airport, the world’s longest airside bridge that allows the largest passenger aircraft, the A380, to pass under. He is currently working on the restoration and the Grade I listed State Theatre, new conservatories for the China National Botanical Garden, an innovation building to support the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s entrepreneurship programme and a state-of-the-art campus on Pokfield Road for the University of Hong Kong.
Matthew worked from WilkinsonEyre’s London office for 11 years prior to establishing the Hong Kong office. His past projects include London King’s Cross Gasholders, the re-purposing of the Grade-II listed triplet cast iron gasholder; Guangzhou International Finance Center, one of the tallest buildings in the world; and was the project architect for the Cooled Conservatories at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, working on the project from the initial, competition-winning designs in 2006 to its successful completion in 2012.
Matthew has played a key role in establishing the Green Review process at WilkinsonEyre and was instrumental in seeing its inclusion in the practice’s ISO14001 accredited Environmental Management System. He is adjusting the Green Review process for the Hong Kong office to take account of local codes, practice and climate.