Art & Miniatures as Method: The Case of Gio Ponti’s Projects for Daniel Koo (1963) and Su Gin-Djih’s Shek O Bus Terminus (1955)

Led by Emily Verla Bovino, this talk will discuss the political unconscious of the three buildings, Hong Kong bus model culture as alternative historiography and how attending to the architectural settings of Hong Kong art and design can generate unexpected stories about the city’s built environment.

2020 Public Discussion Series

  A four-part public discussion series that engage with a range of topics centering on the transnational circulation of the Modern Movement in Hong Kong and beyond.   1. Art & Miniatures as Method: The Case of Gio Ponti's Projects for Daniel Koo (1963) and Su...

European Heritage Day: Happy Valley Self-guided tour

Docomomo Hong Kong was invited by the Consulate General of France to design a self-guided tour focusing on the modern architecture in Happy Valley as part of a series of activities celebrating the European Heritage Days.

Challenges in the Conservation of Modern Architecture in Brazil

Lecture: Challenges in the Conservation of Modern Architecture in Brazil Speaker: Nivaldo Vieira de Andrade Jr. Date: October 29, 2019 (Tuesday)Time: 12:30 Venue: KB419, Knowles Building, HKU Limited capacity. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served...

Architecture We Love to Hate: 15 Controversial Modernist Buildings in Hong Kong

A public engagement project co-organized with the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) with funding support by the HKSAR Government through its Built heritage conservation Fund (BHCF).

RICS International Heritage Conservation Conference 2019

Date: 24-25 January 2019Venue: Tai Kwun (Former Central Police Station Compound), Hong Kong. RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) explores the social values of preservation of heritage assets to the community and society through the “International Heritage...
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 are in the process of identifying and cataloging existing buildings, sites, and neighborhoods 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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