無處不在的包浩斯:中區現代主義建築漫遊現正開放報名 BAUHAUS EVERYWHERE: ARCHITECTURE WALK IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION

雖說香港是個寸金尺土的地方,卻處處蘊藏著驚喜。對後現代建築風格影響甚深的包浩斯主義,亦默默地在香港紮根。香港政府在六十年代大興土木,興建了不少前衛而實用的公共建設,例如每天熙來攘往的中環街市,衣香鬢影的香港大會堂,甚或至是現在已成為「打卡」熱點的彩虹村等等,當中為數不少更是深受包浩斯風格所影響。

圖中的香港大會堂行人走廊,正正是包浩斯風格的化身- 簡約的垂直線條,樸素的運色,以及富裕的空間感。此等「形隨機能」風格在講求效率和實用性的香港大行其道,並在上個世紀六/七十年代達到巔峰。經歷過時代洗禮,不少包浩斯建築已被清拆另作他用,令到碩果僅存的現代主義建築更顯珍貴。

中區是現時僅存包浩斯風格建築的集中地。是次建築遊將會帶你踏遍大會堂,郵政總局和中環街市等現代主義建築,並由香港大學建築系的博士候選人黎雋維與你沿路漫話包浩斯建築與香港城市發展脈絡的聯繫。

日期:2019年6月22日
時間地點:
09:30-10:05: 香港大學美術博物館馮平山樓一樓集合 | 《影像包浩斯:埃里希‧葛斯梅勒鏡頭下舉世聞名的設計學府》導賞
10:05-10:50: 自行往中環(確實位置將於活動當天公佈)
10:50-12:30: 漫遊中區建築
語言:粵語
對象及名額:適合18歲以上人士參加,名額20人
報名及詳情:請瀏覽網站 http://bit.ly/2JYIESX
主辦:香港大學美術博物館 及 香港藝訊
圖:香港中環大會堂 ©HK ARTION

Bauhaus Everywhere: Architecture Walk of Modernist Buildings in the Central District

Despite its packed and crowded cityscape, there are indeed lots of hidden gems in the local architectural scene. Loads of masterpieces have camouflaged themselves behind the skyscrapers and have been functioning as major public spaces for centuries. The Bauhaus school, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is one of the architectural styles that has casted deep influences on local architectures.

The pavement shown in the picture belongs to the Hong Kong City Hall. It was built during the 1960s, which was a time of swift economic development and urban expansion. Lots of modernist infrastructures were commissioned during this era, including the Hong Kong City Hall, the Hong Kong Post Headquarter, as well as the Edinburgh Plaza. In fact, the Bauhaus style was surprisingly infused in some common buildings too. The Choi Hung Estate, which has become a renowned Instagram spot owing to its colourful and rainbow-like walls, has indeed employed the Bauhaus style as well.

As time went by, a considerable amount of local Bauhaus architecture have been demolished. The remaining mostly concentrate in the Central District, which will be the focus area in this architectural tour. During the tour, you can immerse yourself in the minimalistic aestheticism of Bauhaus buildings such as the City Hall and the Central Market, accompanied by the illustrative account of Mr. Charles Lai, PHD candidate of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong.

Date: 22/6/2019
Time & Venue:
09:30-10:05: Gather at 1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong & Guided Tour of ‘Picturing Bauhaus: Erich Consemüller’s Photography of the World’s Most Famous Design School’ 
10:05-10:50: Head for Central (the exact locations would be announced on-day) 
10:50-12:30: Architecture Walk in the Central District 
Language: Cantonese 
Target & Quota: for 18 or above, 20 quotas 
Application & Details: http://bit.ly/2JYIESX
Organiser: University Museum and Art Gallery & HK ARTION
Credits: The Hong Kong City Hall ©HK ARTION

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