How can heritage buildings be adapted to be both productive and valuable, while also ensuring they are retained in the long-term through sustainable operations?
Operational sustainability of adaptive reuse heritage buildings
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For the third time in the past five years, RICS explores the social values of preservation of heritage assets to the community and society through the 'International Heritage Conservation Conference'. This is an increasingly important topic given the need for many cities (and Hong Kong especially) to re-vitalise old buildings amid limited land supply and concerns about cultural preservation.
In 2019, this two-day conference will bring together leading professionals from public, private and education sectors to share case studies on several iconic heritage projects in the region. Experts will also discuss an array of topics including heritage revitalisation policy changes, commercial viability, best practice, how to achieve long-term sustainability for different use cases, and more.
The conference will conclude with an exclusive guided tour with Q&A of Tai Kwun (formerly Central Police Station compound), one of the city’s most talked-about projects to date, on day two.
We will explore adaptive reuse heritage projects from both overseas and locally of various natures from cultural, residential to commercial uses. Projects being showcased include:
Cultural project: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Mr Euan Upston, Former Chief Operating Officer of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Viva Blue House: Sustainable adaptive re-use
Mrs Margaret Brooke FRICS, Chair of Heritage Hong Kong Foundation
Commercial heritage projects by GAW Capital
Mr Goodwin Gaw, Managing Principal and Chairman Gaw Capital Partners
Adaptive reuse of heritage buildings as hotel – The Murray
Mr Duncan Palmer, Managing Director at The Murray
Challenges of conserving and adapting Hong Kong’s oldest University – The University of Hong Kong
Dr Steven Cannon, Executive Vice-President (Administration & Finance), The University of Hong Kong
Panel discussion on heritage revitalisation policy and how this impacts revitalisation processes.
Through sharing by practitioners in heritage preservation, we will explore:
The evolution of Hong Kong heritage policy
Dr Lee Ho Yin, Head, Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes, The University of Hong Kong
Revitalisation of Tai Kwun: sharing of project insights
Ms Winnie Yeung, Head of Heritage, Tai Kwun
Panel discussion: From project insight to implementation
An exclusive 1.5-hour morning guided tour in Tai Kwun. Two routes with two different themes have been designed:
The making of Tai Kwun – the history of its previous life, and what it has taken to become the Tai Kwun now.
The life of Tai Kwun – the operational model and what it takes to attain long term sustainability.
(The above agenda is subject to updates)
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