Tai Kwun Conversations

Tai Kwun Conversations – A Vibrant New Arts Precinct in a Heritage Waterfront: The Revitalisation of Pier 2/3 of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Australia

Tai Kwun Conversations – Community Matters: Planning and Design through Narrating Community Stories

Tai Kwun Conversations – Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Masterplan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tai Kwun Conversations – A Vibrant New Arts Precinct in a Heritage Waterfront: The Revitalisation of Pier 2/3 of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Australia

Tai Kwun Conversations — Invisible Innovation: Revitalising the Central Police Station Compound

Laying the Groundwork: The Burra Charter and Heritage Values

The Book and the Sword in China and Italy’s Martial Culture

Healing Architecture: Tsz Shan Monastery’s Mindfulness Journey in Purifying Body and Mind

Heritage Reborn: Restoration of Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps

Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong

Beyond the Surface – How paint conservation tells the identity of a building

Creating a Liveable City: Combining Conservation and Development in Yangon

Beyond Memories: Conserving Heritage in France and Macao

Date & Time

5 Jul 2021 7pm-8:30pm

Location

JC Cube

Price

$80

General

This July, two consecutive Tai Kwun Conversations foster a reflection and discussion around key challenges and creative solutions in heritage revitalisation. What are the guiding intervention principles for a living site? Contextualising innovative projects that harmonise new construction with its heritage surrounds, the talks explore how historic landmarks relate to the dynamics of local development and offer new spaces for community, arts and culture. The two international speakers will connect online with our Hong Kong audiences.


Peter Tonkin examines the issues surrounding the conversion of a nationally-significant heritage-listed timber wharf structure into an intensively-programmed cultural performing arts centre. The Pier, dating from the 1920s, is constructed on timber piles over Sydney Harbour and is nearly 150 metres long. It is being adapted to accommodate the performance and production facilities of three major arts companies, under the direction of the NSW Ministry of the Arts. Demanding fire-proofing and acoustic issues are balanced with the conservation of its heritage values, including the dramatic exposed timber structure.

The event will be conducted in English.

Speaker:


 

Peter Tonkin | Director of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects  (Online)

Moderator:

Timothy Calnin | Director of Tai Kwun Arts

7pm – 8pm

Talk

8pm – 8:30pm

Q&A


Tai Kwun Treats

“Tai Kwun Treats” are now available for the participants of this programme! Get the vouchers and enjoy various privileged offers at designated shops and restaurants.

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