School of Architecture, CUHK

Brian Anderson: From Central Police Station to Tai Kwun – What Role Does Adaptive Re-use Have in Hong Kong?

Date & Time


18:00 - 19:30


Exhibition Zone F, 1/F, AIT Building, CUHK
Tai Kwun

Lecture by Brian Anderson

This lecture examines the merit of adaptive re-use and the challenges that are faced in delivering such projects as Tai Kwun, a newly opened heritage and arts centre transformed from the defunct Central Police Station Compound. Tai Kwun is arguably the single largest project of its type that Hong Kong will ever do, and an example of the collaborative nature of architectural practice – the lecture will also discuss contributions from Herzog & de Meuron and Rocco Design Architects.

Brian Anderson is Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK School of Architecture and Director of PURCELL in Hong Kong. He led the heritage assessment and adaptive re-use of the existing buildings of the former Central Police Station Compound, and its transformation into the present Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts. He is also a principal author of a number of other conservation management plans and heritage impact assessments, as well as a consultant to various public and private clients.


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Fall Lecture Series 2018-19: Making Architecture

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