Hello, we are Aravia
a dedicated team of design professionals with multi-disciplinary background –
we are urbanists, architects, spatial designers and storytellers with multi-cultural background.
marketing forecast and commercial analysis
construction, operation and management advice
construction management operation improvement
Each projects belong to a particular situations – geographical, economical, social, cultural and political. We innovate by digging into the foundation of each situations and adapt to new circumstances – this continuation of constant adaptation is the source of every new innovation – learning and innovating by adaptation.
TECH’S RIPPLE EFFECTS
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
International Design Awards including Germany, UK, US, France and Hong Kong
German Design Award
Excellent Architecture –
International Design Award
Professional Interior Design
World Architecture Festival
Finalist – Office Category
World Architecture Festival
HKDA Global Award
International Commercial Design – Retail
Our work was published in Architectural Review, Archidaily, World Architecture News and many more.
May 2020 issue
Future Project Awards 2018
Presented in Cannes
2016, 2018, 2021
2013 President’s Medals
Published on RIBA
Architecture and Urbanism
Aravia explored the impact of architecture on public realm through spatial design and masterplanning. Since the setup in late 2015, Aravia has designed and executed over 30 projects of various scales. In 2017, Aravia secured a transit-oriented development of over 2-million sq.m in China in a competition against AREP and Valode & Pistre Architectes. In 2018, Aravia was invited to join a competition in Luxembourg along with BIG, Snohetta and others.
Kan Chan is the Founder and Design Director of Aravia Design. Kan is a chartered member of RIBA, and HKIA associate member. Kan has received his education from the University of Hong Kong (First Class honour), University College London and Chinese University of Hong Kong (Best Studio award). His master thesis was nominated for RIBA president awards. Kan has exhibited in several consecutive years in Venice Biennale.
Prior to the setup of Aravia, Kan worked in Aedas and Oval Partnership. After gaining experience in Europe and China, he was appointed Project and Design Director by a private equity to develop projects in East Africa region. During the appointment, Kan was responsible for all design and construction works, and partnered with global operation and management consultants including EY, T&T, Marriott, Starwood Hotel Group and Wyndham Hotel Group. Kan was also the consultant for business development and marketing strategy. Over years, Kan has been involved in over 20 mixed use development projects worldwide.
Since the setup of Aravia in 2015, Kan has led the team to design and execute over 30 projects, including transit-orientated developments, masterplanning and interior architecture. In 2019, along with Herzog & de Meuron, Grimshaw Archtiects, Studio Gang etc., Aravia was shortlisted in World Architecture Festival (WAF) and won WAFX award.
Kan was awarded the Youth Leader in Greater Bay Area by JCI and Associate Fellowship for Social Enterprise Research Academy Kan was invited as the founding member and executive committee for GBA Economic and Trade Association. He has taught in CUHK, CityU in HK and Makerere University in Uganda. Kan is a consultant for transit-oriented development and commercial development for CRCC.
RIBA MHKIUD HKIA (assoc.)
BAAS (1st hon)