Code : 2020137
Event Name : “Mark I” - The Origin of Public Housing in Hong Kong
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr Rosman C C Wai

Dr Rosman C C Wai is a lecturer in the Architectural Conservation Programmes, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong. A registered architect, Dr Wai has worked in the Housing Department for many years. She furthered her Master degree studies in architectural conservation (with Distinction), and Doctor of Philosophy studies in The University of Hong Kong. Her research interest is on public housing and relating topics. She has published many articles and has been interviewed by various newspapers, television and radio stations as well as given talks and lectures in many local and international conferences and universities.

Moderator: Sr Paul Wong, Vice President, HKIS
Event Date : 2020-10-06
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : HKIS
Organizer : The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Fee : HK$150 for member; HK$250 for non-member
Priority : HKIS Members
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

The public housing programme in Hong Kong originated in the 1950s with its first development after the Shek Kip Mei fire in 1953. Mark I, being Hong Kong's public housing prototype, provided not only a basic shelter for society's less privileged, It also provided socio-cultural functions to the community. The architectural and aesthetic design of this prototype is worth exploring. Why did the design of Mark I have its unique design aesthetic without any resemblance to the Tong Lau being popular at that time? What is the design origin of Mark I?


In this seminar Dr Wai will share with you her investigation into the origin of Mark I design and its effect to the development of public housing in Hong Kong

Remarks :

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the web link in due course to the online event .

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Payment : HKD 150