CAADRIA Conference – HK Virtual Tour

30 Mar – 1 Apr 2021 | Tour Coordinator

During the conference, a series of architecture and urbanism related educational tours will be organised to introduce to participants to noteworthy highlights from the host city. These tours will be organised via Zoom and streamed live from roaming locations in Hong Kong. 

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Day 1 Tour: Central

The areas of Central & Sheung Wan in Hong Kong tell the story of the city’s hundred year development into a vibrant international city. While the collection of skyscrapers are witness to its commercial growth in the 70s and 80s, in recent years a number of adaptive reuse projects have revitalized colonial architecture into contemporary cultural landmarks. In this tour, we will introduce the development of Hong Kong through recent decades, evident in major high-rise projects and newly transformed streetscapes. Key tour projects include: Tai Kwun by Herzog & de Meuron, PMQ, the former Police Married Quarters, The Central escalator system, Asia Society Hong Kong Center by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Student Contributors:
LIU Yibing, Kush SETHIA, WAN Weiqi, XING Jiao and ZHANG Zhixing Jason

Day 2 Tour: WKCD

The West Kowloon area is currently the largest urban development in Hong Kong, with the 43ha waterfront West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), the High Speed Rail station, and the ICC mixed-use development. In this tour, we will walk through the WKCD park, visit its latest developments, and talk with the designers behind these projects on digital applications in the design and construction processes. Key tour projects include: M+ Museum by Herzog & de Meuron, Xiqu Centre by Revery Architects, Lyric Theatre Complex by UNStudio, WKCD Arts Park by West 8, Freespace, M+ Pavilion

Student Contributors:
CHENG Bo Ying Meko, PUN Tsz Kiu Josephine, TAM Sze Ching Ariel and WONG Yu Hung

CAADRIA Conference Team

In collaboration with: Walkin HK


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