The interior of the Brutalist gymnasium designed by Ho Tao at St Stephen’s College, Stanley. When a global survey of Brutalism cited only this building in Hong Kong, architects set out to find and celebrate more of them. Photo: Kevin Mak/1km Studio The interior of the Brutalist gymnasium designed by Ho Tao at St Stephen’s College, Stanley. When a global survey of Brutalism cited only this building in Hong Kong, architects set out to find and celebrate more of them. Photo: Kevin Mak/1km Studio
The interior of the Brutalist gymnasium designed by Ho Tao at St Stephen’s College, Stanley. When a global survey of Brutalism cited only this building in Hong Kong, architects set out to find and celebrate more of them. Photo: Kevin Mak/1km Studio

Brutalism in Hong Kong: architects celebrate austere precast concrete building design that had its heyday in the 1970s

  • Massive, monolithic and built of precast concrete, Brutalist buildings were a popular choice for schools and universities because they were cheap and practical
  • A team of architectural sleuths identified 70 in Hong Kong, and have spotlighted 15 of them in a display of photos, hand-drafted plans and tactile panels

Topic |   Architecture and design
The interior of the Brutalist gymnasium designed by Ho Tao at St Stephen’s College, Stanley. When a global survey of Brutalism cited only this building in Hong Kong, architects set out to find and celebrate more of them. Photo: Kevin Mak/1km Studio The interior of the Brutalist gymnasium designed by Ho Tao at St Stephen’s College, Stanley. When a global survey of Brutalism cited only this building in Hong Kong, architects set out to find and celebrate more of them. Photo: Kevin Mak/1km Studio
The interior of the Brutalist gymnasium designed by Ho Tao at St Stephen’s College, Stanley. When a global survey of Brutalism cited only this building in Hong Kong, architects set out to find and celebrate more of them. Photo: Kevin Mak/1km Studio
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