Save the State Theatre: Walk in Hong Kong presents Workshops, Tours and Talks
Why We Recommend it
This wide-ranging exhibition presents workshops and tours, as well as visualisations of possible future uses for the State Theatre, a Grade 1 historic building that is threatened with demolition.
Organised as a part of the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture, Walk in Hong Kong presents a wide-ranging exhibition featuring various workshops, up-cycling fun and walking tours of North Point.
The main focus of the exhibition is the State Theatre. Built in 1952, it is the last grand mid-20th century theatre still standing in Hong Kong. A beguiling feat of architecture, the soaring arch bridge roof structure over the theatre is an internationally unique design.
As a popular community landmark, it bore witness to the heyday of Hong Kong cinema. Despite its exceptional heritage value, the future of the theatre is hanging in the balance, as the broader site it belongs to is going to be bought out.
At this exhibition, four teams of young Hong Kong architects will present exciting visualisations of possible future uses for State Theatre. The public is encouraged to join hands and imagine, debate and build a shared future for the theatre. Additionally, various workshops, up-cycling fun and walking tours of North Point will be held.