The demolition of Queen’s Pier has aroused the public concerns on protection of the heritage in Hong Kong. In result, a Heritage Office was set up under Development Bureau to implement of conservation projects in Hong Kong, like revitalizing historic buildings through partnership; heritage impact assessment and providing economic incentives for preservation of privately-owned historic building. It opens a lot of opportunities in private practice to take part in the conservation works. In order to equip building surveyors with some basic knowledge in conservation works, two series of seminars will be arranged
1st Series: Basic knowledge in heritage conservation and its opportunities
2nd Series: Technical knowledge in Conservation Works (to be arranged in 1st Quarter of 2014)
Below is the tentative schedule of the site visit:-
Gathering at entrance of HKU Space near Exit B of Mei Foo MTR Station at 9:30a.m. We will then walk to the site. (about 15 minutes walking distance only)
10:00a.m. -12:00 noon
Guide tour around the site to learn what are the works involved in the revitalization project.
12:00 noon - 1:00p.m.
Brief Seminar on the stages and works involved from the birth of the idea of revitalisation scheme to the completed projects ( major stages included: initial building survey, preparing design concept, submission, heritage impact assessment, conservation plan, project design and construction stage). Review of this project and its effect / feedback to the revitalization schemes in the future will also be discussed.