The Future of Old Hong Kong: A Talk on Heritage Conservation

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Urban design experts share their insights, past experience and future vision on heritage conservation and adaptive reuse in Hong Kong, tackling questions such as ‘What is considered ‘heritage’ and who should decide this?.


There is a growing recognition that Hong Kong’s heritage buildings should be conserved. Since the government announced its first clear heritage conservation policy in 2007, a new project has been launched under the revitalisation scheme almost every year. However, Hong Kong’s heritage conservation and adaptive reuse lags behind when compared to other major global cities.

In this session, AGC Design, Hong Kong-based professionals in master planning, urban design, architectural and interior design, will weigh in on hotly-debated questions: Must heritage conservation and urban development be in conflict? Why is heritage important and why should it be conserved? What is considered ‘heritage’ and who should decide this? How much input should a community have in considering what is ‘heritage’ and worthy of conservation?’

Founded in 1999, AGC’s past heritage projects included the adaptive reuse of the 4-storey tong lau Lui Seng Chun, a Grade I Historic Building that is now used by the Hong Kong Baptist University as a Chinese Medicine and healthcare centre. AGC is currently working on several projects, including ‘Central Oasis’, a project with the objective to introduce more greenery into Central and to create an amenity space for the public.


When: 16 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019 Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center – 9 Justice Drive – Admiralty