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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Preservation policy needs review

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Preservation needs renovation A building that few of us were aware of until its owner wanted to demolish it would not seem worthy of preservation, let alone giving public ... eight decades ago. Under a deal with the government in 2009, it was to be preserved as a clubhouse for residents of two new multi-storey buildings and 50 people could visit each month ...

  2. West wing's demolition to proceed despite alert

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a non-government organisation dedicated to the preservation of monuments. Its letter said: 'As the last of the three buildings that makes up the CGO ... of buildings in a historic area. 'The demolition and redevelopment of the west wing, which is of lower value, is not only consistent with the economic aim of increasing office supply in Central, ...

  3. Hong Kong's system for grading historic buildings is dated and inaccurate

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... interest' which were worthy of preservation. Similarly in Macau, historic assets which are protected under its laws, include monuments, buildings of 'architectonic interest', ensembles ... In Hong Kong, historic assets are classified into 'monuments' and 'graded buildings'. Protection of monuments is governed under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance while ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Hong Kong now sees merit of preserving heritage

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by LEE CHACK-FAN

    ... interest in cultural conservation, and championed the preservation of many landmark historic buildings in Hong Kong, personally overseeing the Revitalising Historic Buildings through Partnership ... the maintenance and restoration of historic buildings such as the Lam Tsuen Tin Hau Temple and the ancestral hall of the Tang clan in Tai Po; and the preservation and documentation of the Hakka dialects ...

  5. Let bygones not be gone

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of studying the current issues that confront architectural designers, when working on historic buildings or conservation projects,' says Maggie Hui, assistant professor at CUHK's School ... within a conservation design studio context. 'They will need to read the historical value of a site and make decisions about whether to choose an adaptive reuse approach or design a new ...

  6. Lessons on the past

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recognised that the future needs of Hong Kong's conservation movement would have to go beyond the restrictive focus of conservation efforts at the time (preservation and presentation ...

  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. News - Hong Kong

    West wing given top heritage status, made historic building

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 06:16pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... a building has outstanding merit and should be preserved if possible. Grade two indicates a structure of special merit that should be “selectively preserved”. Under a government plan announced early ... in June – which would not necessarily stop its demolition – to make way for a 32-storey commercial building. At that time, the government said the west wing had lower historical value than ...

  9. Lifestyle

    HK$700,000 raised at auction to preserve art school site

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Students spearheading a drive to preserve an arts academy at a Kai Tak heritage building have promised to set up a fund to keep the campus with the HK$700,000 raised from an auction ... The grade-one historic site was temporarily leased to the university when the academy was inaugurated in 2005, taking in 40 students. Should the campaign be unsuccessful, remaining funds will be donated ...

  10. News - China - HERITAGE

    'Traditional Chinese villages' selected in drive to preserve cultural heritage

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the ministry defined a "traditional Chinese village" as having historic, scientific, artistic, social and economic significance, both tangible and intangible. "The … villages bear ... the list would help stop reckless demolition and development. It vowed to introduce mechanisms to help villagers preserve, plan and develop designated communities. Xie Chensheng , a veteran ...




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