Bing saw himself first as a public servant and held a fundamental belief in the transformative power of great architecture to uplift not only the physical, but also the economic and social conditions of a community
– Bing Thom Architects
Acclaimed leisure architect Bing Thom has died in Hong Kong at the age of 75.
Bing suffered a brain aneurism and passed away on 4 October, his studio Bing Thom Architects (BTA) confirmed in a statement.
The architect – who was born in Hong Kong before moving to Canada as a child – was renowned for his placemaking schemes and his drive to improve urban environments.
Past and ongoing leisure projects include the Arena Stage Theater in Washington DC, the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, the Binhai Cultural District of Tianjin, the Shijiazhuang Performing Arts Center, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in British Columbia and the Guildford Aquatic Centre in London.