You are cordially invited to join the Tai Kwun tour on 19 May 2019 (Sunday). We are pleased to have Mr. Freddie Hai (Director) and Mr. Denis Tsang (Senior Associate) from Rocco Design Architects to lead the guided tour. Rocco Design Architects is the executive architect of Tai Kwun.
Seats are limited and please register asap. Registration is on first come first serve basis.
Short Description of Tai Kwun Project
The Central Police Station Revitalisation Project (Tai Kwun) creates a new era in the site's history as an international benchmark for heritage preservation and a centre for contemporary arts. The proposed development consists of small-scale and low-rise buildings accommodating the main art gallery spaces and supporting facilities.
The synergy of new and conserved heritage buildings, together with publicly accessible outdoor spaces, offer broad civic appeal and provide intimate, multi-purpose venues for visual and performing arts activities. The new buildings are designed in a modern style distinct from the existing heritage buildings, but yet the site would be directly connected to the surrounding neighbourhoods, such as Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo and other precincts, and is intended to become a key gathering place with diverse communities, leisure and cultural elements.
The new buildings in a contemporary design style with façade treatment that echoes the patterns of existing stone walls within the site will provide a distinctive architectural feature as a "contrast" to the existing heritage fabric and manifest a truly international example of innovative heritage preservation and adaptive re-use.
This project is an innovative response to the adaptive re-use of a unique heritage complex and will contribute to the social, cultural and urban fabric of Hong Kong.