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HKAC Archi-Talk & Walk : Adaptive Reuse on Historic Building – Haw Par Mansion

Haw Par Mansion and associated Tiger Palm Garden were built by Rangoon Overseas Chinese Mr. HAW in 1935. The mansion displays Eclectic style. Western disposition, structure and facilities, supplemented with traditional Chinese garden, roof-shape and colored paintings, and further mixed with Indian and Burmese decorations, became a rare historical architectural exemplar, illustrating the active promulgation of the ideal of aligning Chinese culture with modern technologies by then returning Overseas Chinese. Despite the garden was demolished years ago, the mansion has been restored, adapted and revitalized. 

Haw Par Music Foundation (HPMF) is a not-for-profit educational organization formed in 2013. The Foundation was set up to conserve and revitalize the unique Haw Par Mansion, in partnership with HKSAR Government under its Revitalizing Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme, as a heritage landmark open to the public; and to create and operate Haw Par Music Farm as a Centre for cross-cultural exchange through music (Chinese and Western), art and culture.

During the tour, Architect Roger Wu will expand on this and talk about the history and how the revitalization project was completed. Do not miss this if you wish to know more about it.

Date:10 November, 2018 (Saturday)

Speaker: UK Registered Architect Roger WU, Executive Director, Project Development of Haw Par Music Foundation Limited

Moderator: Architect Tony LAM, HKAC Archi-Talk Committee Chair

Time: 10a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Gathering Time: 9:45a.m.

Venue: Haw Par Mansion, 15A Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang, Wan Chai

Language: Cantonese

Cost: HK$180 (HKAC Member) / HK$250 (Non-Member)

Limit: 30