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  • Faculty of Architecture’s Knowledge Exchange Report 2013-14/2014-15

    Faculty of Architecture’s Knowledge Exchange Report 2013-14/2014-15

    HKU Faculty of Architecture presents examples of their activities that illustrate a range of engagements in its Knowledge Exchange Report 2013-14/2014-15.  These  community engagement projects bring architecture, landscape, conservation and urbanism to the public. There are also examples of projects in which the Faculty works with the community and professionals to help solve community problems.

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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015

    The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognize each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. Results of the 2015 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • HKU Department of Architecture holds Degree Show 2014-15

    HKU Department of Architecture holds Degree Show 2014-15

    The Degree Show is an annual event to showcase graduation projects and projects by students in various masters and undergraduate programmes at the Faculty of Architecture. The exhibition is held from June 20 to 29 at the HKU Department of Architecture. The projects represent the students' visions of the built-environment, reflecting their concerns with social and cultural environments, and their determination to tackle contemporary issues in architecture with new approaches.

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  • HKU Department of Real Estate and Construction launches online platform on Building Maintenance Cost (BMC) Database and Estimator

    HKU Department of Real Estate and Construction launches online platform on Building Maintenance Cost (BMC) Database and Estimator

    Most building owners in Hong Kong are vulnerable to exploitative methods such as bid-rigging and price inflation by unscrupulous consultants and contractors when undertaking building maintenance projects. A research team from HKU Department of Real Estate and Construction, led by Professor K. W. Chau, was commissioned by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to analyze data on cost of building maintenance of 426 Operation Building Bright (OBB) projects that were managed by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) and Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) between 2009 and 2013. An interactive online platform, including a Building Maintenance Cost (BMC) Estimator, has been established to disseminate the findings of the project and help building owners estimate maintenance cost. To further enhance the transparency of the building maintenance market, the research team would like to appeal to owners of private buildings that have undergone comprehensive non-subsidized maintenance works to contact its department so that maintenance cost information can be shared, collectively analyzed, and publicized as reference benchmarks for the benefit of everyone in Hong Kong.

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  • HKU architects win the "Small Project of the Year 2014" award at the World Architecture Festival

    HKU architects win the "Small Project of the Year 2014" award at the World Architecture Festival

    Mr John Lin and Mr Olivier Ottevaere of the Department of Architecture won the "Small Project of the Year 2014" award at the World Architecture Festival with their project, "The Pinch". The project was funded by the HKU Knowledge Exchange Fund in 2011/12. As part of the government-led reconstruction work following the 2012 Yunnan earthquake in China, the team collaborated with a local timber factory and built a community library in a village damaged by the earthquake. The library and the surrounding plaza offer public space for villagers to meet and children to read and play. World Architecture Festival is an annual festival and awards competition dedicated to celebrating and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe.

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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2014

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2014

    The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognize each Faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. Following the successful launch of the Faculty KE Awards, the KE Award (Non-Faculty Unit) was introduced in 2012 with the same objective for the independent centres, institutes and units of the University. Results of the 2014 KE Awards are now available.

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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2013

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2013

    The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognize each Faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. Results of the 2013 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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