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  1. 'Living museum look' a faux pas

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Renovating historic buildings can be a thorny problem. The knee-jerk reaction is to treat them a classic pieces of architecture and to restore them almost as a living ... of the architectural conservation programme at University of Hong Kong. Lee cites Heritage 1881, a declared monument in Tsim Sha Tsui, as an example of what not to do. The compound and original buildings ...

  2. Four historic buildings face demolition risk

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... architecture, it was built in 1917 and given grade three status last month. Despite its historic status, the house will be redeveloped into a residential building of 31 storeys with a clubhouse, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    More pressing matters push back Hong Kong heritage consultation

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 12:20pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... co-founder of the University of Hong Kong's architectural conservation programme. "It was not until 2007 that then chief executive Donald Tsang [Yam-kuen] brought up the issue again in his ...

  4. Heritage buildings are better preserved through adaption for everyday use

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the changes necessary to ensure their continued use and enjoyment.' Lee Ho-yin and Lynne DiStefano, Architectural Conservation Programme, University of Hong Kong ...

  5. Let bygones not be gone

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Brennan The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is introducing a new master's of science in architectural conservation and design for the 2012-2013 academic year. The aim of the programme is to train students to understand the issues involved in architectural heritage, to assess heritage value in a project, and to develop strategies for protecting, revitalising ...

  6. Lessons on the past

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lee Ho-yin, director of the architectural conservation programme (ACP) at HKU. 'Others are in private practice, with architectural, engineering, surveying, real estate and property ... are well-published academics and experienced practising professionals who are well known internationally in the field of architectural conservation. The programme also boasts Carrie Lam, the secretary ...

  7. Heritage caught up in club mentality

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... From today, a secluded heritage site in the heart of Hong Kong will be officially open to the public for the first time in more than 170 years. Formerly the explosives magazine site of the British garrison, the military compound in Admiralty has been turn ...

  8. Flexibility urged over historic buildings

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of fireproof materials and structural loadings to avoid destroying the buildings' architectural values. A vetting committee is also recommended to grant exemptions and modifications ...

  9. We must involve all HK citizens to save our vanishing heritage

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In response to growing concerns about heritage conservation, the government has conducted another round of consultation on conservation policy. It has restructured the relevant departments in an effort to arrive at a progressive view of development. Never ...

  10. Preserving our heritage

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho has correctly spoken of the importance of applying the concept of heritage conservation not just to individual buildings but also to their surrounding urban context. It is therefore shocking that a government tender f ...




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