Government Hill Design Charette Workshop

CALEXIAN Director helped organize Government Hill Design Charette Workshop with AIA Hong Kong and ULI at the Steelcase venue.  Particular focus on reuse and renovation of existing Hong Kong building.  Aim of event set to encourage inter-disciplinary discussion and study of the current Government Hill and to consider viable supplemental options for future revitalization and site development that best serve the public.  The workshop included expert presentations from Margaret Brooke, Hon AIA HK, FRICS, FHKIS Founder of the HK Heritage Foundation; Katy Law of the Government Hill Concern Group and Paul Zimmerman, Hon AIA HK, Founder of Designing Hong Kong. Moderation was by Dr Sujata Govada, Assoc AIA UDP and the workshop divided into three parallel groups each with complementary presentations.  The event was well attended with diverse professionals, students and active residents.  Resultant sustainable solutions creating public areas both within and around the existing building will be shared in summary report.