Kowloon Walled City and Central Star Ferry Pier are among the 10 favourite architecture pieces in Hong Kong, according to a public vote
Organised by Hong Kong Architecture Centre (HKAC) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK), My 10 Most 'Liked' Hong Kong Architecture of the Century campaign recently held its award presentation and exhibition-opening ceremony at Pacific Place mall in Admiralty, Hong Kong.
During the ceremony, the 10 favourite architecture pieces in Hong Kong, based on a public vote, were announced. The winners are shown below in alphabetical order:
Chi Lin Nunnery
Hong Kong International Airport
Kowloon Walled City
Lui Seng Chun
Main Building of The University of Hong Kong
Tai O Stilt Houses
The complex of Tsimshatsui Star Ferry Pier, The Five Flagpoles and Central Star Ferry Pier
The Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus and Clock Tower
The Peak Tram
My 10 Most 'Liked' Hong Kong Architecture of the Century campaign was launched to celebrate the 10th anniversary of HKAC. Between 1 January 2015 and 6 February 2015, members of the public were invited to vote for their 10 most 'liked' Hong Kong architectures among 100 shortlisted pieces. Over 15,000 people voted for a maximum of 10 architectural pieces per person, concluding the public voting with over 150,000 votes.
The ceremony was officiated by Hong Kong's Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam, joined by guests including Raymond Fung, HKAC chairman, Corrin Chan, chairperson of My 10 Most 'Liked' Hong Kong Architecture in the Century, Janet Chu, assistant head of CreateHK, Dr Joseph Ting Sun Pao, chairman of the jury panel of My 10 Most 'Liked' Hong Kong Architecture of the Century and adjunct professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Vincent Ng, president of Hong Kong Institute of Architects.
"I am glad that the Hong Kong Architecture Centre instigated this campaign to enhance public understanding of local architecture," said Lam. "It provides an invaluable opportunity to appreciate the architectural legacy of our city and take a walk down memory lane to a past shared by each of us."
Also unveiled was a public exhibition showcasing valuable exhibits such as architectural sketches, model and historic photos related to the 10 most 'liked' architecture pieces. The exhibition runs till 26 March at Garden Court, Level LG1, Pacific Place. Other shortlisted architectures are also showcased to familiarise the general public with the architectural splendour and legendary histories of Hong Kong. Visitors are also encouraged to write down their stories related to the architectures and to bring home the postcards with stamps tailored made for each site that has been shortlisted for public voting. The exhibition will continue from 1 to 30 April 2015 at Oi!, located along Oil Street, North Point.
My 10 Most 'Liked' Hong Kong Architecture of the Century is a campaign launched last year that aims to enrich the general public's appreciation of the built environment. Through public voting and a series of related events consisting of public lectures, guided tours, education and young people's events and an exhibition, the organiser hopes to enhance participants' understanding of the historical, social, economic, artistic and cultural evolution and development of our city. The project also aims to increase the participants' recognition of the essence of our place and foster a sense of belonging to the city.