Discovering cultural heritage in Hong Kong

Title

Discovering cultural heritage in Hong Kong

Description

This video introduces the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. It is a former site of Whitfield Barracks. It is worthy to preserve this site and promote it to the next generation as it has lots of values, including historical value, educational value, and architectural value, to name a few. Between the past and present, the site had a big difference. For example, the front elevation of the exhibition hall was converted into a glass curtain wall to create a spacious and welcoming atmosphere inside the foyer. Apart from that, the restoration project of the Cultural Heritage Discovery Centre had received a positive response from the public and professional bodies. In 2005, it won the “Special Architectural Award– Heritage” awarded by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects Annual Awards. Also, it won the Jury Commendation for Innovation in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2007. In addition, preservation and digitization related to the site are addressed.

Creator

Fong Yau Chun, John

Rights

This item is made available for research and educational purposes by the University of Hong Kong.

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Identifier

CCCH-9051-2018-03

Date Created

2018/3/17

Citation

Fong Yau Chun, John, “Discovering cultural heritage in Hong Kong,” Common Core Digital & Multi-media Innovations (DMI), accessed November 30, 2022, https://learning.hku.hk/dmi/items/show/89.