[GE Salon] The Story of Architectural Styles in Hong Kong


2 Mar 2023


7 p.m. – 9 p.m.


LT4, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK


Dr. HAN Man

Biography of Speaker:

Dr. Han Man is a lecturer at the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests are in the history of 20th-century Hong Kong architecture and the conservation and revitalization of modern architecture in Hong Kong.

Event Details:

GE Salon 2022-23 Day in, day out: Critical Insights into the New Normal

How to address the challenges we encounter in our daily life under the many new circumstances? This year’s GE Salon theme title is “Day in, day out”. Through a series of talks and screenings, we will reflect with you on our new daily life from a variety of perspectives such as the art of life, pop music, finance and economics, architecture and cities, sustainable development, food and body, science and humanities.

Synopsis of Lecture:

In recent years, the public has become increasingly interested in Hong Kong’s own architectural culture. Style is a common concept the public use to understand the buildings. For example, many buildings in Hong Kong are labeled as “Bauhaus Style” and “Brutalism Style”. Are these labels accurate? Where do these styles originate? What other architectural styles are there in Hong Kong? Besides architectural styles, what other concepts and perspectives can help the public to appreciate and experience Hong Kong architecture? This talk will attempt to answer these questions with concrete examples.


Free admission, all are welcome.

Organized by Office of University General Education, CUHK
Sponsored by General Education Foundation Development Fund