Modern Architecture in Central: Lecture and Walking Tour Series

  Lecture Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pmVenue: Room GHP602 Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong   Modern Architecture and Civic Expression: The Making of the City Hall in Post-war Hong Kong Carmen Tsui, City University of Hong Kong  ...

Under Threat: Rainha D. Leonor Building, Macau

The Rainha Dona Leonor Housing Block at Praia Grande is currently under threat of demolition. Urgent action is required to preserve and protect this outstanding example of modern heritage in Macau. The building stands as magnificent sample of the Macau XX century...

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, neighbourhoods, 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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