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Faculty of Architecture

Community Project Workshop

The Faculty of Architecture has established the Community Project Workshop (CPW) which provides design and consultancy services to government and non-government organizations. Students are encouraged to join the CPW and learn to critically evaluate, analyze, and synthesize problems in a ‘real-life’ project context.

Introduction

The Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong is a comprehensive school of architecture, renowned for its teaching, research and community engagement. A significant number of academic staff are actively involved in professional services, including the designing of, and planning for, community projects. They are also engaged in a broad range of community-based projects in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. A recent example of the Faculty’s involvement in a community project is the Sichuan-Hanwang Memorial Site Vision Plan, prepared in partnership with Beijing Normal University. This plan served as the catalyst for the establishment of the Community Project Workshop (CPW) – 香港大學建築學院社區項目工作坊.

The CPW provides design and consultancy services to government and non-government organizations, and undertakes other non-commercial projects requiring interdisciplinary expertise drawn from all the disciplines of the Faculty: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Real Estate and Construction; and Urban Planning and Design. We also reach out to other faculties within the University and external consultants, as required.

The CPW has developed consultant teams that critically evaluate, analyze, and synthesize the problems in a ‘real-life’ project context. The teams are comprised of academic staff members from the Faculty, outside professionals, university students and community representatives. These community projects undertaken by the CPW are aimed to cope with the pressing and changing community’s needs in our society. CPW teams consider the rationale behind the current design and planning concepts of each community project, generating sensitive and practical design ideas. We adopt an interactive / participatory approach in order to meet the specific objectives of the community, leading to a continuous process of discussion and feedback in order to determine a community’s aspirations and needs. Learn More

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