Movers & Shakers Program – Urban Conservation and Adaptive ReuseVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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A shared culture and heritage are essential in connecting a society, and there is a growing recognition of the need to protect and conserve built heritage in Hong Kong. Since the first clear heritage conservation policy was announced by the government in 2007, a new project has been launched under the revitalization scheme almost every year. Yet compared to other international cities, Hong Kong’s heritage conservation and adaptive reuse lags behind. 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?
AGC Design, the design expert who worked on the conservation project of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center at the Former Explosives Magazine in Admiralty, will share their insights, past experience and future vision on heritage conservation and adaptive reuse in the city. They will also discuss how the younger generation can support conservation work in Hong Kong.
Founded in 1999, AGC Design Limited is a group of dedicated professionals in master planning, urban design, architectural and interior design. They are highly aware of social responsibilities towards a sustainable and harmonious built environment. In 2012, AGC Design collaborated with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to transform the colonial military structures of the Explosive Magazine site into a cultural hub. Their past heritage project included Lui Seng Chun. Their current project include Central Oasis in Central, and CLP Head Office Redevelopment in Kadoorie Hill.
Movers & Shakers
Organized by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and sponsored by the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, Movers & Shakers is a 12-month program aimed at developing global competence and leadership skills among Hong Kong students. The goal is to inspire and instill an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset amongst students, and to strengthen their future competitive edge in Hong Kong and beyond.