Architecture graduates are this week exhibiting their work at the University of Hong Kong. More than 50 Master's Degree students are displaying their thesis projects on the fifth floor of the Knowles Building until Sunday. Head of Department Professor Patrick Lau Swau-shing said the projects were aimed at getting students to think about fitting architecture into the future of their communities. 'With the territory's increasing contacts with China, these prospective architects will meet more challenges and opportunities to develop their careers,' he said. Among the works displayed is Ito Hikoko's design for a Japanese consulate and cultural centre. 'My idea is to break the traditional consulate's fortress security zone,' she said. 'People can see through all the buildings.' Ms Hikoko, 27, a Chinese-Japanese, said the building reflected Japanese style. She studied in Australia and worked in England before enrolling at the university. Falk Kagelmacher, 32, a German student, designed a business centre for waste land near the former Berlin Wall. And 30-year-old Chan Fat-tim made a model for the Hong Kong Natural History Museum, using land south of Hong Kong Museum of Science and Technology, in Tsim Sha Tsui. He was awarded a degree in England and has worked for an interior design company in the territory. 'I made this museum in three phases to preserve the history of evolving nature,' he said. Lawrence Mak Chung-kit, 25, designed customised residential blocks to solve the problem of cage-living in densely populated urban Hong Kong. 'They are self-contained units with privacy designed for low-income single residents,' he said.