The Revitalisation Project – 618 Shanghai Street: reveals 100 years of Hong Kong’s street-side history
Speaker: Mr. Lawrence Mak is the General Manager (Planning and Design) of the Urban Renewal Authority. CPD Points: 1.5 CPD credit hours
|CPD Event:||The Revitalisation Project – 618 Shanghai Street: reveals 100 years of Hong Kong’s street-side history|
|Date:||25 August 2020 (Tuesday)|
|Time:||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|Speaker:||Mr. Lawrence Mak is the General Manager (Planning and Design) of the Urban Renewal Authority.|
|Venue:||By online media – ZOOM|
|CPD Points:||1.5 CPD credit hours|
|Language:||English (supplemented by Cantonese)|
|Fee:||HK$50 for HKICON Members and non-HKICON Members
Limited to 100 Participates
Free admission for current ACP students
About the CPD Talk
Shanghai Street 618 is a revitalisation project at Shanghai Street, Mongkok. Back in 2008, the Urban Renewal Authority started this revitalisation project, which involves renewing 14 traditional Hong Kong shophouses (tong lau). 10 buildings were built before the war in the 1920s and classified as Grade II historic buildings, and the rest was built in 1960s.
Standing on Shanghai Street since the 1920s, around the corner from the densely packed Argyle Street, these 10 blocks have been home to generations of Hongkongers and seen decade upon decade of change. After a lengthy HK$200 million revitalisation project by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), these prewar shophouses are again showing off their original bones.
The speaker will share with us the background, conservation concerns, development planning & design as well as construction and other aspects of this revitalisation project.
About the Speaker
Mr. Lawrence Mak is the General Manager (Planning and Design) of the Urban Renewal Authority. He joined the Urban Renewal Authority in 2004 and has participated in a number of urban conservation projects including No. 7 Mallory Street, 618 Shanghai Street, the Prince Edward Road West shop house cluster as well as the Central Market.
Mr. Mak is a Registered Architect and a graduate of the University of Hong Kong’s Architectural Conservation Programme.