Architecture We Love to Hate
Series of events

15 Controversial Modernist Buildings in Hong Kong

Why are certain buildings being deemed ugly and worthless by some people but treasured by others? What are the bases for forming these different opinions? How do judgements made by professionals and the general public affect the perceived value of our built landscapes and their fate in ongoing urban development?

This public engagement project,  co-organized by Docomomo Hong Kong and HKICON, with funding support from the Built Heritage Conservation Fund, Development Bureau, HKSAR Government. explored these questions by examining 15 controversial modernist buildings in Hong Kong. Some key questions to consider include: What are the competing meanings and values that have been inscribed in these buildings over time? How have our perspectives been shaped by the changing urban context and emerging trends of architecture and urban design in the past and present?

Through this project, a series of events took place from 28th September – 19th October:

Photography Workshop

September 28, 2019 (Saturday)
Session 1 (in Cantonese); Session 2 (in English)

Public Forum & Lecture

October 12, 2019 (Saturday), H6 Conet, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central

Walking Tour: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly?  

October 19, 2019 (Saturday)
Session 1 (in Cantonese); Session 2 (in English)

All activities were free and open to the public.
To know more details about this events & the Building List, please visit: website