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 Urban Dialogues series, we will discuss two buildings that are facing threats of redevelopment: The General Post Office (郵政總局) and the State Theatre (皇都戲院). Both sites, which are considered as representative examples of the Modern Movement, have recently been listed as “Heritage-in-Danger” by Docomomo International (www.docomomo.com/heritage).
The event will include two short talks on the histories and contexts of the two sites followed by a roundtable discussion.
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00-8:30 pm
Venue: Knowles Building Room 419, University of Hong Kong
GENERAL POST OFFICE
- John Siow, MSc Conservation
- Ricky Liu, Architectural Designer
- Haider Kikabhoy, Walk in Hong Kong
- Moderated by Cecilia Chu & Melissa Cate Christ, Docomomo HK Chapter