If you are interested in supporting adaptive reuse efforts in Hong Kong, we have a wonderful opportunity for you. In conjunction with Asia Society Hong Kong (ASHK), we are offering members the opportunity to become docents, and to lead tours around the historic Asia Society campus.
As a docent, you will enrich your own understanding of the buildings that make up this adaptively re-used complex, the policies and history behind it, and help engage others in the important role this project plays in the highly developed urban environment of Hong Kong.
Transformed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and opened in 2012, the former Explosives Magazine of the old Victoria Barracks in Admiralty was re-established as the Asia Society Hong Kong Center -a fine example of repurposing a heritage site in a city where conservation and development are almost always in conflict.
Interested members are welcome to join the Docent Training Course that will be held on March 10th (Sunday) at 3:30pm and March 16th (Saturday) at 4:00pm. The first session will comprise the current heritage tour, in English, led by ASHK. The second session will be an in-depth architectural tour in Cantonese led by the conservation project team, AGC Design. These tours to be pre-register via the Chapter Office so please register via firstname.lastname@example.org latest by March 6th (Wednesday).
Please contact the Chapter Office (email@example.com) for details. Trained docents will be asked to lead an architectural tour on March 23 (Saturday) and all docents will enjoy gratis access to one AIA Hong Kong event for each 1-hour session they lead.