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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.
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
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