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(On-site Investigations) Transmission in Transformation – Sustainability in Architectural Heritage of Urban Chinese Community of Hong Kong


For hundreds of years, Hong Kong has witnessed the migration of Cantonese, Hakka and Chaoshan communities from southern China towns and villages, yet these communities still retains their own traditional settlement forms and architectural features.

We will walk into these communities that are hidden in the city and observe their architectural features up close.

The fieldtrip will be divided into three days. Instructor will led participants to experience diverse traditional Chinese architectural culture in Hong Kong, and explained how to preserve its characteristics, maintain the current situation and inherit it in the future.

Field Trip A: Guangfu Ancestral Halls in Yuen Long. (Meetup location: West Rail Line- Tin Shui Wai Station)
Field Trip B: Hakka Village in Tsuen Wan. (Meetup location: Tsuen Wan MTR Station)
Field Trip C: Teochew Temples in Sau Mau Ping Estate. (Meetup location: Kwun Tong MTR Station, and then transfer to Lam Tin Station to continue the itinerary.)


Mr Edward LEUNG

Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), Former Chair of Heritage and Conservation (H&C) Committee, 2015-2019.
UNESCO Hong Kong Association, HK Institute of Education of Sustainable Development (HKiESD), Associate Professor, 2021–now.
UIA (International Union of Architects) World Congresses 2017, Best Paper Award, Seoul, Sept 2017.
Wan Chai 7 Mallory Street Art & Community Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), Medal of the Year Award, 2014.
HK Museum of Medical Science (HKMMS), Director and In-house Advisor of Restoration and Maintenance, 2017-now.
Guangzhou Cantonese Opera Arts Museum (COAM), Heritage Adviser, 2012.


PhD Research Degree in Architectural History and Theory, South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, 2013.
Open University HK, Chinese Temple Building Management Diploma Course, Core Teacher, 2017-Now.
Chinese Roof Study for Architectural Services Department (ASD) of HK Gov’t, 2015 – Now.
Wu-ben Tang Study Hall Heritage Relic in Zengcheng of Guangdong, Restoration, 2016 – Now.
Tsing Shan Monastery Restoration, HK, Heritage design and site supervision, 2005-2011.
Little Hong Kong (Wine Cellar) Adaptive Re-use, Hong Kong, (UNESCO Award 2007).
Guangyu Ancestral Hall Restoration, Conghua, Guangzhou, (UNESCO Award of Excellence 2003).



4/12/2022 – 18/12/2022 (SUN)

10:00am – 12:30pm


HKD 1,875

Remarks : Students are required to complete22-PS000037-1AP” [(Lectures) Settlements in Serenity – Origins and Cultural Values of Architectural Heritage of Urban Chinese Community of Hong Kong] of the same series before applying “22-PS000038-1AP” [(On-site Investigations) Transmission in Transformation – Sustainability in Architectural Heritage of Urban Chinese Community of Hong Kong] course.

For local field trips, Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs. (All destinations are within walking distance of MTR stations).