Architecture and Its Discontent: Regeneration or the Art of Retention

Architecture and Its Discontent: Regeneration or the Art of Retention Speaker: Nasrine Seraji, Professor and Head, Department of ArchitectureThe University of Hong Kong Date: Friday, November 3, 6:30pmVenue: Fundação Rui Cunha 官樂怡基金會 聯邦大廈749號R/C, Av. da Praia Grande,...

News from Docomomo International: Demolition Threat of Union Church, Hong Kong

Demolition Threat: Union Church – Sanctuary & Bell Tower by Leigh and Orange, Hong Kong, 1949-1956 Docomomo International wishes to draw your attention for the threatened future that Union Church in Hong Kong is facing. "The Union Church is located at No. 22A Kennedy...

Under Threat: Hong Kong’s General Post Office

Architect: K.M. Tseng, Hong Kong, 1976 Hong Kong´s General Post Office is now under threat of demolition. The site is planned to be redeveloped into a new commercial building under the new government plan. This monumental building, designed...

Docomomo Hong Kong

A Docomomo Hong Kong chapter was established in August 2012 by a group of interested community members, each of whom is also affiliated with a number of the city’s major architectural educational and professional organizations, including The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), The University of Hong Kong (HKU), HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU-SPACE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), and the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON).

Docomomo Hong Kong is committed to enhancing public knowledge about modern architecture and urbanism while promoting the protection of notable examples of modern architecture in Hong Kong. As a former British colony and active international entrepôt, Hong Kong absorbed, supported, and produced a number of important modern architectural influences over the course of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its built environment represents a unique site of inquiry in the international history of the Modern Movement.

Chapter members have begun to identify and catalogue existing buildings, neighborhoods, and sites in Hong Kong. This website, in coordination with an accompanying exhibition, is designed to share the group’s findings. The group also hopes to work closely with relevant institutions in the city to increase awareness and build capacity regarding the study and conservation of modern architecture in Hong Kong.

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