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“Building the City: Inspirations from the Emergence and Continued Development of Construction Technology in Hong Kong” Exhibition

“Hong Kong” is a city created by people of Hong Kong. Modern construction technology has played a vital role in the development of land, and in the construction of housing and infrastructure facilities, cultural centres and recreational facilities. In an era when technology was primitive and reliance was placed on manpower, construction workers were the driving force behind the development of the city. As technology continually improved, the city has to make use of advanced construction technology from overseas to promote social development. It also has to depend on the expertise, experience and sensitivity of builders. Using a system which respected the tradition as well as allowing participation by foreign-owned enterprises, builders were able to adapt continuously to the needs of society and make contributions. The establishment and development of the construction technology in Hong Kong demonstrates the course of modernisation of Chinese and Western cultures from conflict to harmony in Hong Kong.

This exhibition is jointly organized by the Hong Kong Construction Association and the Lee Woo Sing Hong Kong History Resource Centre, Shaw College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in association with the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office, Development Bureau and the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Date: 11.6 - 13.10.2010
Venue: Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday (except Thursday):
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday and Public Holidays:
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed on Thursday (except Public Holidays)
Free Admission
Exhibition Pamphlet

Public Guided Tours

Application Form for Docent Services for “Building the City: Inspirations from the Emergence and Continued Development of Construction Technology in Hong Kong” Thematic Exhibition

"Learning Traditional Architecture through Wooden Puzzle" Workshop

Poster of Building the City Exhibition

Photo of Steel Structure Assembly Works

Setting of Building the City Exhibition
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