Urban Dialogues: Under Threat – General Post Office & State Theatre

Over the past decade, Hong Kong citizens have become increasingly concerned with how historical buildings are being assessed for their heritage value, a process that often determines their chances of survival and conservation. In this second event of Docomomo HK’s...
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Urban Dialogues: Reconfiguring Hong Kong’s Central District

The past few years have seen a growing number of public debates over the future development of Hong Kong’s Central District, including the pedestrianization of major roads and conservation of buildings and sites with historical significance. This symposium brings...
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Modern Architecture in South China: Macau Modernism + Mapping Modern Architecture in Hong Kong

Docomomo Macau cordially invites you the opening of the Exhibition: Modern Architecture in South China: Macau Modernism + Mapping Modern Architecture in Hong Kong at 18h45 on the 18th of March 2016 atFundação Oriente (Casa Garden).  (coming Thursday) This Exhibition...
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Under Threat: State Theatre in Hong Kong

Architects: G.W. Grey, S.F. Liu, Hong Kong, 1952 The State Theatre (known as Empire Theatre until 1959) was opened in 1952. This significant example of Post-War Modern Movement architecture is extremely valuable because of its unique roof construction. A towering...
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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 by a local architect, was...
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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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