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CPD by Others
Code : 2016110
Event Name : 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)
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : 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
Event Date : 18/06/2016
Event Time : 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 2.5
Venue : 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)
Division : PDD YSG
Organizer : PDD YSG
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$180 for non-members
Priority : Quota: 30 Welcome all HKIS members, first come first served.
Language : Cantonese / English
Details :


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

Remark :



Closing date: 11 June 2016

  1. Online registration is NOT accepted for this CPD event.
  2. Please fill in the attached Declaration Form together with Standard Reservation Form for this CPD event.
  3. First-come-first-served with duly completed Standard Reservation Form, Declaration Form and payment.
  4. Latecomers will NOT be picked up.

Location Map:

Address: 292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong