Tao Ho biography

Tao Ho

Architect

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Who is Tao Ho?

Tao Ho is an architect from Hong Kong.

Dr. Ho was born in Shanghai in 1936. He graduated from Williams College and then studied architecture at Harvard University and worked as a personal assistant to the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. He has been teaching and practising in Hong Kong since 1964. He designed the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1977.

In February 1997, Dr. Ho was awarded the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, honoring him as a leading international artist and architect and for his contribution in bridging the cultures of the East and the West.

A hanging piece created by Dr. Ho, entitled "Synergy of Dynamic Energy" is installed in the West Hall area of the Hong Kong International Airport's passenger terminal. Ho also designed the Bauhina emblem and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

In 2002, Dr. Ho suffered a stroke and has been gradually recovering.

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  • Williams College
  • Harvard University

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on July 23, 2013

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