Island House: A Careful Restoration under the FAS Scheme
Speaker: Jack Chui, Senior Architectural Conservationist, Purcell CPD Points: 1.5 CPD credit hours
|CPD Event:||Island House: A Careful Restoration under the FAS Scheme|
|Date:||30 March 2021 (Tuesday)|
|Time:||7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.|
|Speaker:||Jack Chui, Senior Architectural Conservationist, Purcell|
|Venue:||By online media – ZOOM|
|CPD Points:||1.5 CPD credit hours|
|Fee:||HK$50 for HKICON Members and non-HKICON Members
Limited to 100 Participates
Free admission for current ACP students
About the CPD Talk
Island House, a Declared Monument located on Tai Po Yuen Chau Tsai Island, was built in 1905-1906. Originally built as the quarters for the District Commissioner of the New Territories, the building’s design was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Today, the building is used by the Worldwide Fund for Nature Hong Kong as a Conservation Studies Centre. In 2019, Purcell was appointed to manage the maintenance and repair of the building under the Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme on Built Heritage (FAS). Thorough research was carried out to study the original external decoration scheme. Conservation works were then carefully executed to maintain the building in good state of repairs and restore the building façades to its original design. This talk will highlight the opportunities and challenges of restoring the building as part of the FAS Scheme.
About the Speaker
Jack Chui is a Senior Architectural Conservationist at Purcell. A strong wish to conserve urban fabric and historic buildings led Jack to study Architectural Conservation and Design at CUHK. After graduation, he joined Purcell in 2013 and devoted himself to a career in conservation. Jack works on a wide range of historic buildings in Hong Kong focusing on assessment and conservation. He worked on the Central Police Station (Tai Kwun) project for over 8 years, and more recently on the conservation of Christ the King Chapel in Causeway Bay and the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences in Sheung Wan.
With passion and knowledge in conservation, he actively participates in identifying and saving Hong Kong’s heritage. He identified one of the oldest shophouses in Hong Kong, 120 Wellington Street, which was eventually accorded Grade 1 listing. With the recent focus on Hong Kong’s historic water works, he has advocated for the grading of the entire Pok Fu Lam Conduit, the first masonry conduit in Hong Kong designed to transport fresh water from Pok Fu Lam Reservoir to the city.