St. Andrew’s Church occupies a century-old, heritage-listed site on Nathan Road, in the heart of the commercial district of Kowloon. The church faced the dilemma of how to expand significantly without disrupting the character of its historic buildings and grounds. The architect proposed a largely underground building, with natural light received via skylights in a landscaped green roof that restored the original courtyard to the historic church. Known as the Life Centre, this contemporary addition was completed last year and features an 850-seat auditorium and youth fellowship rooms. This project received the only AIA Hong Kong Honor Award in Architecture in 2015.
Join AIA Hong Kong for a first-hand account of the design and construction of this challenging project with its architect, Prof. Nelson Chen, who started his firm in Hong Kong thirty years ago and continues to lead his award-winning practice while also now heading the School of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
For more photos, please click HERE