The Commissioner for Heritage’s Office of the Development Bureau holds the “New Life @ Heritage II” roving exhibition from June 6 to December 30, featuring three historic buildings under Batch II of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme. They are the Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station), Stone Houses Family Garden (Stone Houses) and Viva Blue House (The Blue House Cluster).
"The Revitalisation Scheme aims to preserve and put government-owned historic buildings into innovative use. The ‘New Life @ Heritage’ exhibition was first held in 2013 to introduce six historic buildings under Batch I of the Scheme and received overwhelming response. We wish to showcase the success and enhance public understanding of the Revitalisation Scheme through ‘New Life @ Heritage II’, " a spokesman for the bureau said.
The roving exhibition holds at the following government venue and shopping malls:
*The Space, Atrium, 2/F, D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok (June 6 – 10)
*Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui (June 26 – July 13)
*Main Concourse, Podium Level 1, One International Finance Centre, Central (August 1 – 7)
*Event Hall, UG/F, Citywalk 2, Tsuen Wan (September 12 – 18)
*Covered Piazza, Times Square, Causeway Bay (October 1 – 7)
*Atrium, Level 1, PopCorn, Tseung Kwan O (October 14 – 16)
The roving exhibition also holds at the following public libraries:
*Tung Chung Public Library, Lantau Island (June 9 – 21)
*Lift lobby, 3/F, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library (July 13 – 31)
*North Kwai Chung Public Library, Kwai Chung (August 3 – 30)
*Tai Po Public Library (September 2 – 29)
*Tiu Keng Leng Public Library (October 4 – 16)
*Sheung Shui Public Library (October 18 – 27)
*Tseung Kwan O Public Library (November 1 – 12)
*Fanling Public Library (November 15 – 29)
*Tuen Mun Public Library (December 2 – 30)
There are information panels, a video corner, large-scale three-dimensional models as well as an interactive photo booth at designated venues.
The public can visit these three historic buildings during the designated opening hours and join their free guided tours on a first-come, first-served basis. During the event period, complimentary pamphlets on the exhibition are available at the nine historic buildings under Batches I and II of the Revitalisation Scheme and exhibition venues, and various locations in the territory.
For details of the roving exhibition, please visit the heritage conservation website (www.heritage.gov.hk) or call 2848 6230 for enquiry.
Batch II of the Revitalisation Scheme was launched in 2009. The first two projects, the Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station) and Stone Houses Family Garden (Stone Houses), have operated since 2015. The first phase of the Viva Blue House (The Blue House Cluster) has started operating since May 2016 while the second phase is expected to be completed in the second-half of the year.
Batch I was launched in 2008 with six revitalisation projects, namely the Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong) (Former North Kowloon Magistracy), Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine - Lui Seng Chun (Lui Seng Chun), Jao Tsung-I Academy (Former Lai Chi Kok Hospital), Tai O Heritage Hotel (Old Tai O Police Station), Fong Yuen Study Hall - Tourism and Chinese Cultural Centre cum Ma Wan Residents Museum (Fong Yuen Study Hall) and YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (Mei Ho House).