Architectural Conservation

Lessons on the past

Before the Hong Kong government introduced its Conservation Policy in 2007, employment prospects for architects who wanted to specialise in the field of conservation were few and far between.

Monday, 13 February, 2012, 12:00am

Let bygones not be gone

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.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Living museum look' a faux pas

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 museums. But conservation principles have evolved.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Panel speeds up assessment of historic buildings to finish list by end of the year

The speed of assessing 1,440 historic buildings has been tripled to 120 a month to address growing public concern about heritage conservation, the government says in a paper to the Antiquities Advisory Board.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Heritage row over old building brews

Anger over government refusal to release report on its future

Angry district councillors yesterday demanded a report on the future of one of the city's oldest Chinese tenement blocks be released after learning it would not be made public until a heritage policy review had been completed.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Grave concerns

For most of us, our only encounter with the Hong Kong Cemetery usually lasts no more than 10 seconds. The site, part of a complex of four cemeteries, greets passengers every time they enter or leave the Aberdeen Tunnel in Happy Valley. Apart from some finely carved marble tombstones and granite memorials, there does not seem to be much that makes it stand out to passers-by.

23 Mar 2006 - 12:00am