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Reference Materials in regard to the Post 1950 Former Central Government Offices


I. Historical and Architectural Appraisal

Item No

Date

Reference Material

1. 

9/2009

"Historical and Architectural Appraisal of the Central Government Offices" (Sept 2009) by Purcell Miller Tritton LLP, a British firm of conservation architects



II. Documents of Antiquities Advisory Board and its Assessment Panel

Item No

Date

Reference Material

1.

23/11/2011

Minutes of Antiquities Advisory Board (AAB) 157th Meeting

2.

31/5/2012

Notes of Meeting of the Historic Buildings Assessment Panel of the AAB on 31 May 2012 about the Heritage Assessment of the Post 1950 Former CGO

3.

14/6/2012

Paper entitled "Assessment of 1 444 Historic Buildings - Finalisation of the Gradings of Proposed Graded Buildings and Results of Assessment of New Items" discussed at the AAB 159th meeting



III. Paper of the Legislative Council

Item No

Date

Reference Material

1.

28/6/2011

Legislative Council Paper on Development - Redevelopment of West Wing of former Central Government Offices



IV. Submissions Received by AAB on or before the AAB Meeting on 14 June 2012

Item No

Date

Reference Material

1.

20/1/2011

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to Antiquities Advisory Board (AAB)

2.

25/1/2011

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to AAB and the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) attaching the "Assessment Report on the Government's Proposal for the redevelopment of Government Hill in Central" (9 Dec 2010)

3.

22/2/2011

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to AAB

4.

6/2011

Letter from Government Hill Concern Group to AAB enclosing "The Compendium" prepared by the Group

5.

30/9/2011

Letter from Government Hill Concern Group to Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government and copied to AAB, Town Planning Board (TPB), Executive Council and Legislative Council

6.

17/11/2011

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to AAB

7.

18/11/2011

Letter from "A Hong Kong-based conservationist" to AAB and Town Planning Board (TPB)

8.

22/11/2011

Email from Central and Western Concern Group together with the following documents:
8.1 "Comments on the Proposed Redevelopment Scheme for West Wing of Central Government Offices" by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (Dec 2010)
8.2 John Batten's article "At a critical juncture", Perspective, November 2011, p.30
8.3 "The Central Government Offices on Government Hill" by Central & Western Concern Group
8.4 An article dated 21 Nov 2011 by Gu Daqing, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (FOR INTERNAL CIRCULATION)

9.

23/11/2011

Exhibition booklet "THE GREATEST FORM HAS NO SHAPE - THREE EXEMPLARY WORKS OF HONG KONG MODERN ARCHITECTURE" by Vito Bertin, Gu Daqing & Woo Pui-leng from the Government Hill Concern Group

10.

23/11/2011

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to the AAB Secretariat

11.

14/12/2011

Letter from Government Hill Concern Group to AAB

12.

2011

Submission from Hillary du Cros, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education from Government Hill Concern Group

13.

9/1/2012

Email from Annelise Connell to the Chairman of AAB

14.

30/1/2012

Letter from "A Hong Kong-based conservationist" to AAB & TPB

15.

2/2/2012

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to AAB with the following information:
15.1 Submission to AAB & Assessment Panel dated 1 February 2012 with the website address for 2 videos (i.e. Interview with Michael Wright, chief architect of Former Central Government Offices (CGO) & "The construction of Former CGO West Wing, 1957-59" filmed by John Aitken, project architect of Former CGO West Wing) and Statements in Appendixes 1 and 2
15.2 "Assessment of Meaning and Interpretation with Regard to Government's Heritage Consultant, Messrs. Purcell, Miller Tritton LLP's Historic and Architectural Appraisal of Central Government Offices" (May 2011) by Ken Borthwick
15.3 Press release on "Response to Built Heritage Conservation Policy Public Consultation" dated 18 January 2007 by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects
15.4 "Views on initiatives for Conserving Central" (May 2010) by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects
15.5 "Comments on the Proposed Redevelopment Scheme for West Wing of Central Government Offices" (Dec 2010) by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects

16.

3/2/2012

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to the Chairman of AAB

17.

11/3/2012

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to the Chairman of AAB

18.

14/3/2012

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to the Secretary for Development, Executive Secretary of AMO and the Chairman of AAB

19.

14/3/2012

Email from Louise Low to the Chairman of AAB

20.

6/4/2012

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to the Chairman of AAB

21.

24/4/2012

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to the Chairman of AAB

22.

29/4/2012

Email from Ronald Phillips to the Chairman of AAB

23.

31/5/2012

Email from Government Hill Concern Group to the Secretary for Development together with the following information:
23.1 "Saving Our Historic Government Hill" by Government Hill Concern Group (30 May 2012)
23.2 "Use of Local Granite in the Construction of the Central Government Offices Complex" by Government Hill Concern Group (30 May 2012)
23.3 "Hong Kong's First Underground Carpark" by Government Hill Concern Group (30 May 2012)
23.4 Newspaper cutting of "An Underground Car Park", South China Morning Post, 11 August 1959

24.

13/6/2012

Letter from Central & Western Concern Group to the Chairman of AAB

25.

14/6/2012

Email from Government Hill Concern Group together with the following materials:
25.1 Letter from Michael Wright, chief architect of Former CGO dated 7 June 2012
25.2 Letter from the Hong Kong Institute of Architects to Secretary for Development dated 11 June 2012



V. Other Information

Item No

Date

Reference Material

1.

24/11/2011

Press Release on "Expert Panel to undertake grading of Central Government Offices"

2.

27/6/2012

Development Bureau's reply letter to the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the Docomomo International and the International Union of Architects (attached with the letter from the aforesaid organizations dated 12 June 2012)



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