Swire Properties Placemaking Academy

This programm once again put the next generation of HK youth in the spotlight, as they work together during a 6-month apprenticeship to make the White Christmas Street Fair a greener, smarter and more engaging event for the greater Hong Kong community.

This year, 12 students from CUHK, HKUST and PolyU were offered a 6-month apprenticeship. Together with nine student alumni from CityU and HKUST, these 21 students designed, organized and executed the White Christmas Express initiative.

In addition, students also took part in:

• Masterclasses: Totaling more than 100 hours; lectures by industry experts and our department heads, from a variety of backgrounds such as architecture, urban planning, design and communications.

• Mentorship Sessions: Students were mentored by our senior management, event-planning experts, and thought leaders from the design and community-planning industries.

• Buddy Scheme: Students were matched with our management trainees to get a fuller understanding of our corporate culture.

The 2020 programme has been included in CUHK, HKUST and PolyU's curriculum, with course units.
This team of 4 pax will work to make the White Christmas Street Fair 2020 a Green Event.

Swire Properties’ Technical Services & Sustainability Department will partner with The Hong Kong
University of Science & Technology (Division of Environment and Sustainability) to select students from the Environmental Management and Technology programme to participate as part of their Capstone Project.


This team of 4 pax will make the Street Fair an engaging event designed for the targeted stakeholders and community members. 

Swire Properties’s Public Affairs Department will partner with students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Journalism and Communication.


This team of 4 pax will transform the Street Fair into a Smart Event to enhance the user experience, by applying the Company’s vision of Digital Transformation.

Swire Properties’ Information Technology Department will partner with students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design. 

Team DI

With the challenges posed by COVID-19, the students were specifically tasked with finding creative ways to reconnect, re-engage and give back to the community during times of change and adversity. Following in the footsteps of Swire Properties’ annual signature year-end celebration took the form of a travelling performance truck, the “White Christmas Express.
Project Details
Swire Restaurant

Introduction of Swire Restaurant
Swire restaurants span the reaches of international cuisines, while remaining uniquely steeped in Hong Kong’s blend of cultures. Whether it’s a humble bistro in the heart of town, a continental grand café with a contemporary touch, or a three-storey neighbourhood hangout, every one of our venues offers a new experience.

We see our restaurants as gathering spots for Hong Kong’s many personalities: on-the-go business folk seeking quick, nutritious meals; lunching ladies setting up all-day alfresco roots; evening gourmands looking for a modest affair; or late-night libertines pairing fine cocktails with light bites. They all come together, under the Swire Restaurants family.

Judging Panel

Mr Mark Percy
Executive Chef and Director of Restaurant & Bar of EAST, Hong Kong
Ms Reina Tamaru
Brand Ambassador, ABC Cooking Studio Hong Kong Limited
Dr. Andrew Chiu
Eastern District Councilor (Tai Koo Shing West constituency)
Mr. Patrick Wong
Eastern District Councilor (Tai Koo Shing East constituency)

Community Interviewees

Chow Yiu Fai
Chow Yiu Fai
Pia Ho
Goro Wong
Yvette Wong
Application opens and interview
6-29 April 
Briefing session for shortlisted candidates
4 May
2nd Interview
18-20 May
Results announcement
25 May
Project internship
July – Dec
White Christmas Street Fair
3 – 6 Dec
Vicky Fung, Chow Yiu Fai, CMgroovy, Pia Ho, Subyub Lee, Yvette Wong... (more to come soon!)
Vicky Fung
Chow Yiu Fai
Pia Ho
Subyup Lee
Yvette Wong
...... more to come soon!
Sign up for the briefing session to find out more 

Date: 1 June 2019
Time: 2:00- 6:00 pm
Place: Blueprint, 2/F, Dorset House, Taikoo Place
Project Background & Briefing Document: 
Download HereEnquiry: hometownheroes@swireproperties.com