Since our first foray in 2012, Gravity returns to HKIA Sports & Family Day more prepared and in high spirit. An impressive number turned up for the event, split between point scoring main events which count towards an overall championship, and casual family fun games. After a series of fierce but fair competition, we are crowned overall champion by one single point, and am honored to defend the champion trophy in the next biannual event.
Gravity brings the tune down to the Aberdeen Marina Club, opening our 11th Anniversary celebration with live music performances, letting loose hidden musical talents of many of our colleagues. With everyone clad in Black and Gold, the competition for the best dress award was fierce, decided narrowly by the vote of a dizzy and dazzled crowd. Other big prizes were up for grabs throughout the day, from the intra company bowling game, bingo, lucky draw etc etc….. ultimately everyone is a winner, sharing the joy of another successful year!
On the first day of March, we organized an office hiking trip from Sai Kung to Tsz Wan Shan, a nice break from the busy schedule at the office and good opportunity for exercise. Lead by our expert trail walker Hing, our team of 16 hikers tackled the ups and downs of the 2 peaks in cold and humid weather. It was excellent team spirit throughout with everyone helping and encouraging each other to complete the gruesome 18KM journey. As for the statistics, we finished in 6 hours, walked some 26,000 steps and burnt off more than 1,600 calories, all were wasted as we treated ourselves to plateful of delicious noodles and snacks afterwards.
Gravity team joined the Dragon Boat Fun Day at Deep Water Bay organized by the HKIA. It was a good opportunity for team building and a break from the busy schedule at work. The day was completed with a great evening of BBQ and drinks.
The 10th Anniversary of Gravity party was great fun as usual with 160 people including spouses and ex-colleagues celebrating the event at Grappa Cellar Restaurant in Central. Everyone was grouped into teams, with their imagination and talents come up with 5 short performances based on the theme, “Once Upon a Time……” in reminiscing TEN successful years of Gravity. There were some hilarious performances and many prizes were given out on the night, including service award for those who have been with the company since inception!
The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architect 24th Annual Dinner was held with the Biennale Prize Presentation Ceremony. Gravity Green has been awards the 2012 HKILA Silver Award (Landscape Design Category) for Pak Tsz Lane Park and the Merit Award (Overseas Landscape Category) for Yi Zhong De Sheng Secondary School.
Gravity basketball team paid our full effort in playing each matchup with the teams from different architecture firm.
Studio held a workshop for brainstorming and mind-refreshment. By knowing our own strengths and talents, re-targeting our goal, we can better collaborate and communicate during team work.
Worries of self-induced food poisoning was quickly cast aside as the teams battled out to recreate the main chef’s secret dish, while at the same time, our team building mentor from Towngas Avenue gave us a precious lesson in team work and communication.
We stepped out of the studio to visit Pak Tsz Lane Park on a happy Friday. With discussion from concept to detail design and sharing section on technical and construction issues on site, this valuable opportunity increased our understanding on local public project practically.