Designing Hong Kong

City Speak XIII - How far do we dare to go in adapting our heritage buildings to new uses?
19 June 2010

How are we going to use the growing list of buildings nominated as heritage sites? Beyond places of worship, Hong Kong has little experience with conservation. As a result, there are few guidelines and many ideas.

Property owners, developers, NGOs, architects, surveyors, engineers, government officials and the public will have to come to terms with how we deal with these choices in Hong Kong, and how we give heritage buildings a new life and purpose. 

Speakers

  • Bob Dickensheet, Director of Construction and Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
  • Juan Du, Assistant Professor and Co-ordinator of the Masters Programme in Architecture, HKU, and Principal of IDU Architecture
  • Edward Leung Yee-Wah, Architect, Senior Associate with Aedas and Academic Director, HKU Space Cultural Heritage Management Programme, and Member of China Vernacular Architecture Society and China International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
  • Philip Liao, Architect.
  • Henry Rolph and Michael Morrison, Architects.

Moderator

  • Dr. Lee Ho-yin, Assistant Professor in Architecture and Director, Architectural Conservation Programme (ACP), HKU.

Moderator

Dr. Lee Ho-yin, Assistant Professor in Architecture and Director, Architectural Conservation Programme (ACP), HKU. Dr. Lee is also a member of the Antiquities Advisory Board.

Speakers

Bob Dickensheet, Director of Construction and Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and responsible for converting the historic North Kowloon Magistracy Building, Sham Shui Po, into a new SCAD campus.www.scad.edu/hong-kong/index.cfm

 

Juan Du, Assistant Professor and Co-ordinator of the Masters Programme in Architecture, HKU, and Principal of IDU Architecture, which has undertaken recent conservation projects in Shenzhen. Edward Leung Yee-Wah, Architect, Senior Associate with Aedas and Academic Director, HKU Space Cultural Heritage Management Programme, and Member of China Vernacular Architecture Society and China International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).  Philip Liao, Architect. Recent conservation work by Philip Liao and Partners Limited includes Bethanie Hall and King Yin Lei Mansion.http://www.plpl.com.hk/

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Henry Rolph and Michael Morrison, Architects. Recent conservation work by Purcell Miller and Tritton in Hong Kong includes the Central Police Station http://www.purcellmillertritton.com/