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  1. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    HK$700m conservation project lost in time

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Flower market shophouses were to get an Urban Renewal Authority revamp. Four years on, the plan looks as tired as the buildings HK$700m conservation project lost in time A plan to conserve a row of historic shophouses in Mong Ko ...

  2. The neighbourhood needs a new approach

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's development should be based on a partnership between residents and shop owners, authorities and builders. Too often this has not been the case, leading to conflict, dissatisfaction and the loss of our valuable past. It is time ways were c ...

  3. Heritage preservation on the right track, at last

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Officials seem to have learned their lesson when it comes to preserving Hong Kong's past. The Urban Renewal Authority's new approach to historic sites which hinges on compulsory acquisition and helping to finance the sprucing up of old buildings ...

  4. New plan may save heritage buildings

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for mothers who shop in the market with their children. 'It is an early [piece of] modern heritage,' said Lee Ho-yin, director of the architectural conservation programme at the University of Hong Kong's department of architecture, who conducted the heritage assessment. 'But we are facing a dilemma: how can a market commemorate Dr Sun Yat-sen?' According to Dr Lee, ...

  5. Efficiency ratios going to the extremes

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng Joyce.ng@scmp.com The lack of legislation against advertising the gross floor area of new flats means the market is continuing to see extreme examples of efficiency ratios. Just compare two examples of flats put on the market recently by the Hous ...

  6. Building reborn as gallery, pub and restaurants

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Lee Ho-yin, director of the University of Hong Kong's architectural conservation programme, said the revitalisation project would be more successful if the pawn shop had been invited ...

  7. Shophouses to be preserved by URA

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... three, have some historic and social value. Owners will get financial help to restore the original architectural elements on the facades and to improve safety in common areas. The 48 buildings ...

  8. HK$1.5 billion to save 30 shophouses

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Urban Renewal Authority will spend HK$1.5 billion this financial year to revitalise 30 pre-war Cantonese-style shophouses. Chairman Barry Cheung Chun-yuen said it would acquire 20 shophouses of outstanding heritage value with an existing for ...

  9. Twist in fight for Wan Chai Market

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... that the building has more architectural significance than previously thought. Two University of Hong Kong architecture professors have revealed the building is not of the Bauhaus style, as commonly believed, but is in fact of the rarer Streamlined Moderne genre. Lee Ho-yin and Lynne DiStefano, of the university's architectural conservation programme, said the market building may be one ...

  10. We must not turn market into lifeless shopping mall

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this heritage site should be preserved. Its Streamline Moderne architectural style was popular in the 1930s. This kind of architecture is very rare in Hong Kong. The architectural design and historic ... to the neighbourhood. As such, the original function of the building as a marketplace together with the existing stores, are as important as its architectural qualities. There are so many bad examples ...




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