Cultural Tourism: Sustainable and people-centric neighbourhoods
From its awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors to its Grand Tang Dynasty Ever-bright City, Xian offers a captivating journey of cultural tourism and showcases a plethora of exceptional elements that define a sustainable cultural hub.
Conserving a Piece of Hong Kong Heritage: Blue House
Blue House, the conserved building serves as a community space and encourages the engagements of public and business sectors, non-profit organisations, and the neighbourhood in the process of cultural and heritage conservation.
Sentul Depot: A Train Ride that brings back Community Heritage
Sentul Depot was transformed by making use of place-making to bring together communities and giving it a new social identity by retaining its historic and cultural characteristics.
The Living City – The Rise and Fall, and Rise Again of Sir Patrick Geddes
Patrick Geddes is regarded by many as the father of citizen participation, and is renowned for his theories based on the “autonomous community” and “bottom-up” planning. He pioneered the place-making approach, was founder of the urban conservation movement and originated the phrase, “Think Global, Act Local”.
Conservation, Nostalgia, Creativity and Social Progress
Conservation has the potential to redefine what we traditionally regard as Architecture, and drive socio-political progress in contemporary society.
The “Local” According To He Fan
What truly makes He Fan respectable as a photographic magician is his foresight about the mentality of the contemporary urban dweller, who desires a black-and-white type of the “local” which could well be a figment of imagination in the eye of the beholder.
Adaptive Reuse: Heritage Buildings as Museums
The demolition of Queen’s Pier was a pivotal moment that jolted Hong Kongers to the fact that it was giving away its architectural heritage with barely a whimper. Yet not everything old should be saved—and certainly not pickled.