On the 15th of September, Regional Partner for Purcell’s Asia Pacific studios, Tracey Skovronek and Steve Phillips, Associate in Purcell’s Hong Kong studio, will discuss Purcell Project, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts at the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).
The talk is part of the AIA’s ‘Lean In Sessions’ - a series of lectures designed to bring architectural communities together to share experience and knowledge in a complex and challenging time.
Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts is situated in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central District. The site is a unique space dedicated to arts, heritage, culture and lifestyle, and is rich in heritage, with 16 heritage buildings and 2 new contemporary buildings (designed by Herzog de Meuron) across its site.
Tracey and Steve’s talk at the AIA will explore the ‘new’ concept of conservation, the challenges presented by local building codes in Hong Kong and the desired retention of historic fabric with bold contemporary design.
The talk will also discuss Purcell’s collaboration with Herzog de Meuron and Rocco Design Architects to conserve the 170 years of the Central Police Station’s rich architectural and cultural history. With its important heritage conserved, the site has been re-adapted and transformed into the buzzing cultural Centre it stands as today.