Design: William Lim (CL3 Architects Ltd.)
Client: The Hong Kong Tourism Board
Award: Merit Award for Architecture 2003, The American Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Chapter Hong Kong Institute of Architects President`s Prize 2003
Lantern Wonderland, displayed at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay during the 2003 Mid-autumn Festival, was William Lim`s winning entry in a competition hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. It consisted of a 15-metre high dome constructed mainly out of long, flexible but resilient bamboo. It incorporated various elements traditionally seen in Chinese architecture and landscaping: the portal (xüan-guan), bamboo balustrades, bridges, a lotus pond, a courtyard and the main chambers.
William Lim graduated from Cornell University in USA. After graduation, he worked in Boston for 5 years before returning to Hong Kong in 1987. He worked for a Hong Kong developer for 6 years. In 1993, he assumed the position of Managing Director at CL3 Architects Ltd.
CL3 is a Hong Kong-based company with regional offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Bangkok, specializing in Interior Architecture works, and representing the best talents in Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management. The Interior Design team specializes in Hospitality, Corporate, Retail and Residential design.