Local Technical Tour

Come join the specially designed local building tours to understand how signature building projects could integrate and perform well in the unique high-rise high-density built environment of Hong Kong. Pick one of the routes (Hong Kong Island / Kowloon / New Territories) for your exploration on 13 and/or 14 Dec 2018 to experience and discover history present and future of the cities.

Registration: Please make the booking and pay via ConfTool online registration system while you are making a registration to the Conference.



New Territories Tour - The centre of the British government in the New Territories

After the Convention between Great Britain and China Respecting an Extension of Hong Kong Territory, the British government chose Tai Po as their administrative centre in the New Territories. This guided tour aims to introduce important government buildings in Tai Po, and how each of them play their role since the colonial period.

Date: 13 Dec 2018
Gathering time: 9:00 am
Gathering point: Tai Po Market MTR Station outside A2 exit
Dismiss point: Tai Po Market MTR Station
Guided tour speaker: An architectural conservationist
Medium of Language: English
Duration: 4 hrs
No. of participants: 10-25 (first-come-first-served basis)
Fee: HKD650/pax

The above fee includes:

  • transportation from Old Tai Po Police Station to Island House, and from Island House to Tai Po Market Station
  • entry fee at Island House


  1. Former Staff Quarters (Conservation Office of LCSD)
  2. Old District Office North (Law Ting Pong Scout Centre)
  3. Old Tai Po Police Station (Green Hub)
  4. Island House Conservation Studies Centre


"Archi-Walk: Central" - 2.5 hour walk in Central to understand Hong Kong Architecture in the city of Hong Kong (CANCELLED)

The above fee includes:


- Hong Kong Fringe Club
- Government Compound West Wing
- Statues Square
- Former Supreme Court
- Site of Old HK Club
- City Hall
- Jardine House
- Site of Old Post Office
- Man Yee Building
- Mid-level Escalator
- Central Market


Hong Kong Island Tour - Different living situations in old Hong Kong

Since the beginning of the colonial period, the Europeans settled mainly on the Peak (the Hill District) and upper part of the mid-levels (the European District). The Chinese mainly moved to the lower mid-levels and down hill in crowded, unsanitary living conditions. This guided tour will reveal different living situations in the old days, ranging from wealthy residence to government quarters and grass-root tenement houses in the mid-levels area.

The above fee includes:



  1. Kom Tong Hall
  2. Wing Lee St, Hong Kong
  3. Wa In Fong East
  4. Bridges Street Market, 2 Bridges St, Tai Ping Shan
  5. 88 Staunton St, Hong Kong
  6. PMQ
  7. Pak Tsz Lane Park


"Archi-Walk: Kowloon"

The Zero Carbon Building is a green building that showcases the state‐of‐the‐art eco‐building design and technologies to both the local and the international construction industry.

The Energizing Kowloon East Office (EKEO) Building is a champion of sustainability by using a raft of integrated green building technologies and lean construction methods and low embodied energy materials to become Hong Kong's first low carbon temporary office. The innovative and green EKEO building is also the first temporary office building provisionally given the Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM) Plus Platinum rating certified by the Hong Kong Green Building Council, demonstrating various environmental benefits.

The Hong Kong Housing Authority Exhibition Centre is a showcase of public housing development in Hong Kong.
There are informative display panels, interesting building models, nostalgic mock-up flats and myriad collections of photos and videos to tell you the story of Hong Kong's public housing.

Date: 14 Dec 2018, Friday
Gathering time: 9:10 am
Gathering point: Kowloon Tong MTR Station
Dismiss point:
Kowloon Tong MTR Station
Medium of Language: English
Duration: 2.5hrs
Guided tour speaker: A HKAC professional docent or Architect
Fee: HKD300/pax
No. of participants: 25-30 (first-come-first-served basis)

The above fee includes:


  1. Zero Carbon Building
  2. The Energizing Kowloon East Office
  3. Hong Kong Housing Authority Exhibition Center