Maggie’s Centre Hong Kong

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Maggie’s Centres were one of the early pioneers of salutogenic design. They were the brainchild of Maggie Jencks, who, like so many others before her, felt the psychological toll of the hospital environment during her battle with cancer. In her memoir, A View from the Front Line, she wrote, “Simply finding your way round is […]

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Hong Kong’s First District-Wide Grey Water Recycling System at Anderson Road Quarry Site

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ADAPTING TO SITE CONTEXT While many places in the world are still using fresh water for toilet flushing, Hong Kong has been extensively adopting seawater for flushing since the 1950s, covering about 85 per cent of its population.1 This allows the precious fresh water to be preserved for potable purposes. However, such a system is […]

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An Ecologically Sensitive Continuation of the Old Tai Po Police Station: Green Hub

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Atop a verdant hill in Tai Po, closely overseeing the Tolo Harbour in the old days before reclamation, stands the first police station and headquarters in Hong Kong’s New Territories. It was constructed in 1899 during the early British colonial period and became the region’s oldest surviving police station that was well in use until […]

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Conversion of Chai Wan Factory Estate to Public Rental Housing

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In line with our ongoing student competition FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2022: Reinterpretation, we are highlighting previously published projects that follow the theme. Click here to learn more about the brief and to submit your entries for FAP! An adaptive reuse of heritage The historical Chai Wan Factory Estate (CWFE), which was granted Grade II Historic […]

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The University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong | FGLA 2019 Merit

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Nestled among tree canopies and verdant public hiking trails, the University of Chicago’s new Asian campus—The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex I The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong—was inspired by the site’s challenging topography, panoramic views and remnants of its military past. The single, curvilinear […]

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Chai Wan Campus for the Technological & Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) | FGLA 2019 Merit

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The campus lies at the geographical centre of a built-up urban district in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island. The site area is about 9,930 square metres, accessible by public transport and located within walking distance of mass transit railway stations. It abuts a future park to the southeast, a bus depot to the […]

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