Gesa Schwantes, Conservation Laboratory Officer of the Architectural Conservation Programmes in the Department of Architecture was part of a conservation workshop in Mogao, Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China.
The 2 weeks workshop (10 September to 21 September) was part of the “Cave 465 Conservation Project” of the Dunhuang Academy in collaboration with the Swiss Isabel+Balz Baechi Foundation. Gesa Schwantes joined the workshop to continue the ongoing investigations of the Yuan Dynasty wall paintings in the cave. The project aim is to develop a suitable conservation plan for Cave 465 over the next years.
Tao Zhu to deliver paper at international conference on “Red Legacy in China”
Tao Zhu, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, has been invited to participate in an international conference on “Red Legacy in China” to be held at Harvard University on April 2-3, 2010. Sponsored by Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, this conference seeks to bring together scholars from various disciplines in Chinese Studies from the US, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China to promote an exchange of ideas and perspectives.
Juan Du invited by the Asia Society India Centre, India, for a Symposium on the Culture of Cities and Architecture in Asia
Juan Du, Assisant Professor of the Department of Architecture was invited by the Asia Society India Centre for a presentation on Designing the Contemporary Chinese City. The presentation was held on 17 December 2009 and was organized in conjunction with Emerging Practices in Urban Sian Cities: A Symposium on the Culture of Cities and Architecture in Asia.
Professor Ralph Lerner, Dr Lynne DiStefano, Dr Ho-Yin Lee and Ms Claudia Juhre present paper at the UNESCO-ICCROM Conference
Professor Ralph Lerner, Dr Lynne DiStefano, Dr Ho-Yin Lee and Ms Claudia Juhre are presenting a paper on 2 December 2009 at the 2nd UNESCO-ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management Conference, “Urban Heritage and Tourism”; 1-3 December 2009, at the Heritage Studies Centre, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao.
The Faculty of Architecture recently received a donation from Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation towards the implementation of the Guizhou Wu Zhi Qiao Project.
In collaboration with the Wu Zhi Qiao Foundation of Hong Kong, a team of students from the Department of Architecture led by Assistant Professor John Lin, renovated a 200-year-old bridge in Guizhou Province. They worked with Architecture students and Civil Engineering professors from Chongqing University to rebuild one span of the masonry bridge by pre-cast concrete blocks. The later stages involved the design and manufacture of various concrete blocks which provide not only ground paving but seating and planting areas for the surface of the bridge. The surface renovation was completed in July 2009, by a team of volunteer students from The University of Hong Kong.
The Faculty of Architecture received a generous donation from Mr Kin-Kwok Chung for the creation of the Faculty’s Shanghai Study Centre. This Shanghai Facility has been initiated by the Faculty of Architecture to facilitate students to spend one semester in China without interrupting their degree programme at HKU.
A ceremony was held on Thursday, 17 April 2008 to felicitate Mr Chung for his gift.