School of Architecture, CUHK

Studio A Lecture: Grotto Retreat Xiyaotou

Date & Time


In this Zoom lecture, our alumnus Yun Hon, Mathew (BSSc 2017) will share his experience in leading the project Grotto Retreat Xiyaotou in China’s Hebei province. The design consists of a series of cave-like brick-clad pods connected by a raised walkway inspired by the traditional cave dwellings, and attempts to realise a community in which public and private coexist. The hostel, developed as part of a programme supporting the redevelopment of abandoned villages, could provide accommodation, local cuisine and activities for visitors. Due to its separation into a cluster of individual units, the retreat could be adapted in the future according to the community’s changing needs.

Date & Time: 4 Nov 2021, 6-7 pm
Zoom: (passcode: 393149)


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