2021年1月26日 21:39:17

编号 : 2016110
项目名 : Heritage exploration series – Site Visit 1: Part 1: SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design – Former North Kowloon Magistracy (北九龍裁判法院) Part 2: YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (美荷樓)
学会持续专业发展编号 : Formal Events
讲师 : Part 1: Guided tour by the representative from SCAD
Part 2: Guided tour by the representative from HKYHA
And honorable led and guided by Sr Vincent Ho, Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Heritage Working Group
日期 : 18/06/2016
时间 : 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
持续进修小时 : 2.5
地点 : SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design – Former North Kowloon Magistracy (北九龍裁判法院) and YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (美荷樓)
部门 : 规划及发展组 青年组
主办单位 : PDD YSG
截止日期 : 请参考备注
费用 : HK$150 for members; HK$180 for non-members
名额 : Quota: 30 Welcome all HKIS members, first come first served.
语言 : Cantonese / English
详情 :


Part 1: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) – Former North Kowloon Magistracy (前北九龍裁判法院)


The North Kowloon Magistracy was built in 1960 and had been used as both magistrates' courts and government offices. It was one of Hong Kong's busiest magistracies until its closure in 2005. The building was turned to the Savannah College of Art and Design and opened in 2010.

The building comprises seven storeys with its main elevation facing Tai Po Road. Tall narrow windows dominate the front façade which features a double-canopied central projecting bay together with a grand entrance staircase. With a central atrium, it is built with granite ashlar blocks with neo-Classical architectural features such as moulded architraved doorcases. Also, there is a central Italianate style staircase with ornamental ironwork balustrades featuring Grecian motifs.


Part 2: YHA Youth Hostel – Former Mei Ho House, part of Shek Kip Mei Estate (美荷樓)
Grade II historic buildings in Hong Kong

Mei Ho House is the remaining H-shaped public housing Block in Hong Kong. It was part of the Shek Kip Mei Estate - oldest public housing estate first built in 1954. The estate the commencement of the public housing programme in Hong Kong. The estate was redeveloped in 1990 while Mei Ho House (at that time Block 41) was retained. The building was converted to a youth hostel Hong Kong by Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association in 2013.

The building was designed as a resettlement with basic and simple features. It is a six-storey building characterized by two identical wings (or linear blocks) linked up by a cross piece forming the H-shaped plan. Each block consisted of dwelling units arranged in a back-to-back manner. The access balcony ran around the perimeter of each floor. The building was converted in 1970s with partition walls at the rear of units removed forming new flats of larger sizes. Balconies facing the courtyard were preserved, while those facing outwards were enclosed by windows forming the cooking areas.

Source: http://www.heritage.gov.hk



10:10am - Registration at the South Entrance of SCAD (See location map)

10:30am to11:30am - Site visit to SCAD

12:00nn to 1:00pm - Site visit to Mei Ho House

1:00pm - End of Site visits