Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm

AIA NY / Center for Architecture
Exhibition Dates: 
Dec. 10, 2012 to Jan. 23, 2013

Fueled by a famously free economy, and reputation as a gateway to China, Hong Kong has continued to grow over the past 15 years. Constrained by a geography of steep islands and narrow peninsulas, the city’s architects and engineers have produced increasingly sophisticated solutions to accommodating extreme density with innovative architecture and infrastructure, expanding the public realm into three dimensions. At the same time, groups advocating for improved quality of life, greater community participation in the decisions that affect the environment and increased efforts to preserve the city’s cultural heritage, have sought to define Hong Kong through the civic engagement of its citizens. Public space is the stage on which Hong Kong’s new identity will emerge.

New York,  New York
United States
Posted by aao on February 5, 2013 - 1:09pm