Chief Architect (ARBUK),
MTR Corporation, Hong Kong
Andrew Mead is UK registered architect who specialises in the planning, design and construction of rapid transit systems. He has been responsible for the design of over 200 metro and light rail stations in London, Toronto, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Born in London, Andrew studied at the University of Sheffield and completed his postgraduate degree at the University of East London. Since joining MTR in 2013, Andrew has been instrumental in raising MTR’s transit design standards.
Andrew’s department manages the architectural design of all new MTR stations, trains and transit facilities. He is also responsible for the critically acclaimed Art in MTR programme, commissioning local and overseas artists to create site specific artworks in stations. His people-centric design approach has seen the introduction of several new designs that put customer and staff needs at the heart of MTR’s service.
UNDERGROUND – Spatial Orientation in a World without Windows
In this presentation, MTR Chief Architect will explore how transit architects design distinctive and memorable places to help people orientate and navigate complex underground transit stations.
Starting with the early MTR stations that use bold colours to distinguish stations, through to more sophisticated solutions that combine art, skylights and complementary colour palettes, Andrew will draw from his experience in Toronto, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong to showcase different strategies and solutions adopted by these cities.