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Event On : November 7, 2013

Revisiting the Kowloon Walled City

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Date(s) - November 7, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Revisiting the Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City Night View from SW Corner. 1987 © Greg Girard


This event will be held on November 7, 2013 by Asia Society Hong Kong

Twenty years after its demolition, the Kowloon Walled City remains a fascinating architectural and urban phenomenon that continues to captivate architects and designers around the world. Once considered to be the densest place on earth, the Walled City represented an unusual colonial wrinkle in time and space that eventually grew to support a complex array of manufacturing operations, food and textile production, illicit activities, and residential units before its eventual destruction began in 1993.

This roundtable session, which includes a former Kowloon Walled City resident as well as authors of some of the foremost architectural analyses of the site, will focus on the Walled City’s history, its unique spatial development, and its legacy for people today.


Evening Panel discussion

Drinks reception at 6:30PM
Presentation at 7:00PM
Close at 8:00PM


Evening Panel Discussion  
Thursday, November 7
Drinks reception 18:30, Presentation 19:00, Close 20:00


Ticket price
Asia Society members / AIA members: $180

Non-members: $230



  • Greg Girard, photographer and co-author, City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City
  • Suenn Ho, Principal Director, SUENN HO DESIGN; author, An Architectural Study on the Kowloon Walled City: Preliminary Findings; Adjunct Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon
  • Ian Lambot, architect, photographer, and co-author, City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City
  • Laurence Liauw, Principal Director, SPADA Limited
  • Reverend Dr. Albert Ng, former resident, Kowloon Walled City
  • Aaron Tan, Director, RAD
  • Cole Roskam, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong (Moderator)


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Name : Asia Society,
Address : 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
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Country : HK

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