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CitySpeak: A new identity for the Central Market
Saturday, 16 April 2011
10am - 12:30pm
Fringe Club
To reserve your free seat email [email protected] or call 2521 7251.

Minimal or aggressive?
Ranging from minimal to aggressive intervention, architects have created four competing concepts for revitalizing the Central Market (中環街市).

This former fresh food market is located between Jubilee Street and Queen Victoria Street along Des Voeux Road Central and was the first wet market in Hong Kong. It is one of two remaining Bauhaus market buildings. Connected with footbridges to the mid-levels escalator the building is guaranteed to be used by many.

To decide on your favourite option, join CitySpeak to debate the proposals with the four architects, the Urban Renewal Authority, and Vito Bertin who will represent the "building".

Michael Ma
, Urban Renewal Authority
Vito Bertin, Associate Professor (retired), School of Architecture, CUHK
Tony Yeung, Aedas
Vincent Ng, AGC Design
Barrie Ho, Barrie Ho Architecture
Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells

Paul Zimmerman, CEO, Designing Hong Kong

The four competing designs for revitalizing the Central Market

Links to information about the Central Market

History: Wikipedia on the Central Market

2006: Central Market to become a bus terminus with a commercial development on top
The Standard
Why GO Hong Kong
HK Expats

2007: Conservative HK Institute of Planners joins calls for preserving the Central Market
2009: Concern groups ask Town Planning Board to rezone and protect the Central Market
2010: Prof. David Lung, a force behind efforts to safeguard the Central Market explains the cultural heritage assessment process

Urban Renewal Authority's Central Market project website
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