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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Call for Hong Kong to get tough on preserving historic buildings

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Conservancy Association calls for harsher rules to protect buildings of historical significance from demolition, alteration or redevelopment 'Time to get tough to preserve heritage' A leading historical preservation group has urged the government to take a tougher stance on the declaration of statutory monuments- historic sites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562113/call-hong-kong-get-tough-preserving-historic-buildings
  2. Lifestyle

    Ming dynasty buildings preserved as part of Wuxi shopping mall complex

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:26am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for gatherings. Both occurred in traditional Chenghuang temples, the place for worshipping the city-protecting gods. As if the gods were looking out for themselves, a cluster of historical buildings known as the Chenghuang Temple Precinct in Wuxi, Jiangsu province has survived throughout the ages, and now stands preserved as part of a new mixed-use development, Centre 66. Two Ming dynasty theatre stages, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1617684/ming-dynasty-buildings-preserved-part-wuxi-shopping-mall-complex
  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Historic church set to be reborn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Planners allow redevelopment as long as architectural features preserved Historic church set to be reborn Initial approval has been given to redevelop a Happy Valley church with a grade three historical rating, after a pledge to preserve its outstanding architectural features. The plan is to construct a new five-storey church alongside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567286/historic-church-set-be-reborn
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Historic building in Happy Valley has been reconstructed to house the city's first private collection of rare books, cameras and pictures History of images in the frame at museum A grade-three historic building in Happy Valley has been transformed into the city's first private museum of photography. Founder and director Douglas So hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594122/first-private-photography-museum-opens-historic-happy-valley-building
  5. News - Hong Kong - URBAN PLANNING

    Lessons from Kyoto on preserving Hong Kong's architectural heritage

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... have a strong sense of preserving the historic landscape, and that's why it is easier for us to secure people's support when implementing these restrictions," Yamamoto told ... "Every time I go to Kowloon City, I am saddened because high-rise pencil towers are destroying the area," he said. But not all historic Hong Kong neighbourhoods are beyond preservation, Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561314/lessons-kyoto-preserving-hong-kongs-architectural-heritage
  6. Lifestyle

    Legco archivists say law must be enacted to preserve public documents

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:04pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com The city's only two certified archivists explain importance of preservation Posterity measures It would be easy to regard Sarah Choy Cheung-ching ... and historical understanding. Choy, who left the Government Records Service (GRS) after two decades to help set up the Legco Archives in 2012, is now the Legislative Council's chief archivist. Yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581695/legco-archivists-say-archives-law-must-be-enacted-preserve-public
  7. Grading system leaves historic site to decay

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Joyce Ng Elements of a grade one historic building of the former British garrison in the heart of the city have fallen into a dilapidated state, with part of a pillar ... to be well preserved, but its entrance appears to be abandoned, overgrown and decaying. Experts say this highlights the failure of the present process to take into account 'associated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727828/grading-system-leaves-historic-site-decay
  8. Columbarium planned for historic houses

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... or historic sites. One of the four houses, which the Antiquities and Monuments Office has proposed for listing as a grade three historic site, has had all its distinctive architectural features ... their houses to the developers are also upset about the work and plan to protest against it tomorrow. 'The houses should be preserved as a heritage area instead of used as urn sites,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722103/columbarium-planned-historic-houses
  9. Institute set up to halt damage of historic sites

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An institute of heritage conservationists has been formed to promote standards of practice and prevent damage of historic buildings. As more heritage sites are put up ... of practice and a list of recommended professionals qualified to conduct restoration and alteration works to historic buildings, Dr Lee Ho-yin, director of the University of Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716434/institute-set-halt-damage-historic-sites
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - HERITAGE

    Preserving what's left of Hong Kong's lost architecture

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... their preservation as a community arts hub. Known collectively as the Green House (although it's been returned to its original white) the name is a nod to the Grade 2 heritage listing, meaning it is under a preservation umbrella, like the Blue House on Stone Nullah Lane. Hong Kong-based global architecture firm Aedas was tasked with revitalising the buildings and the project, completed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1545630/preserving-whats-left-hong-kongs-lost-architecture

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