The Development and Design in the Last Colony - A Study of Hong Kong Architecture 1946-1997

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In the 1950s and 60s, Hong Kong was busy in relocating refugees and developing local industry. In the 1970s through 90s, the rise of Hong Kong was manifested by its remarkable building and construction boom. Hong Kong architecture during the half century period from 1946 to 1997 was shaped by local social and technical forces and products created by planners, architects and builders.This study of Hong Kong architecture is intended to answer the following questions:What is the face of Hong Kong architecture during the 50 years of the last colony?What are the milestone development/buildings and prominent people/companies?How were those milestone buildings designed and built?What are the stories behind?Why does Hong Kong architecture develop in this manner and how do they accommodate the diversified life in this small island?What are the contributions of Hong Kong architecture to China, Asia and the World?


Project number7002675
Grant typeSRG
Effective start/end date1/05/113/05/13