Modernist architecture is a style developed in the Western World in the wake of the horrors of World War I and became a global tendency after World War II. To satisfy the post-war building needs, modernist architects looked for a fundamental change in architectural design. Believing in the power of rational thought, they searched for an economical, efficient, and utilitarian architecture that could be produced through mechanization. This architectural trend has been introduced to Hong Kong since the 1930s.
This Archi-Talk & Walk, led by Dr. Carmen Tsui and Conservation Architect May Ho, will discuss the historical background of the modern movement in architecture and the development of modernist architecture in Hong Kong. Do not miss this if you wish to know more about it.
Date: 7 April, 2018 (Saturday)
Dr. Carmen Tsui, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Conservation Architect May Ho, Deputy Chair of Heritage and Conservation Committee of HKIA
Time: 10a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Gathering Time: 9:45a.m.
Venue: Hong Kong City Hall North Committee Room, 7/F., High Block, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, H.K.
Cost: HK$180 (HKAC Member) / HK$250 (Non-Member)