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This website shows the history of our Government Hill where our Hong Kong Government Offices have been for over 150 years.

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International Conference of Modern Architecture Heritage Conservation

Xian, China - October, 2013

Government Hill was a winner of the

Modern Architecture
Heritage Conservation Award

at the Xian, China 2013 International conference of Modern Architecture Heritage conservation.

It was one of the four winners selected by the judges out of 36 entries. The other three winners are from china, UK and Japan.

On 17 December 2012

the Antiquities Advisory Board

gave all three wings of the former Government Offices

Grade I

Now ...

Please support our application to the Town Planning Board to protect

Our Government Hill

(links you to Designing Hong Kong
who provides us with technical support)

 

A "harmonious integral cluster"

click for more...

 


Government Hill - West Wing

 

 


Site with proposed Grade I - click to zoom

 

South China Morning Post
9 November 1951

"This new office block, when completed, will stretch from Garden Road at the east end through to Ice House Street at the west end.

As the Colonial Secretariat together with the Council Chamber and the Public Works Department Offices are at present on the central and western portion of the site, it is necessary to erect the new buildings in three sections, so that the departments at present housed on the site can move into the new building as and when it is completed."

 

Volunteers of the Government Hill Concern Group offer tours so that everyone can see, and learn more about their "Government Hill".

In 2012 the Hong Kong Government is moving half of the Central Government Office functions from Government Hill to the harbourfront Tamar site.

This creates an opportunity for the community to use half of the land - the so-called "West Wing" - for uses that benefit the community.

Government, instead, has proposed selling half the site to a developer. This would destroy all the historical elements of the West Wing and half of Government Hill. There are many other options.

We promote a heritage-led Government Hill project to conserve all historic buildings and tunnels, and create a community asset for the public enjoyment of our heritage and open space.

 

click image to zoom (pdf)

Michael Wright -
- the "father" of the Central Government Offices

The building of the West Wing


View the Booklet
(click on graphic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the Compendium

Introduction, Contents and Summary

Professional Appraisals_Part 1

Architecture of the West Wing
by Profesor Vito Bertin, Gu Doquing and Woo Pui-leng
- (English) - p 1
- (Chinese) - p 11

Professional Appraisals_Part 2

Government's Historic and Architectural Appraisal - Study Brief - p 1
by Hong Kong Government

Purcell, Muller Tritton Appraisal - Meaning & Interpretation - p 7
by Ken Borthwick, Conservation Architect

Comment on West wing redevelopment - p 17
by Hong Kong Institute of Architects

Analysis of Grade A office supply - p 24
"Time to rethink the West Wing Office Development Proposal"
by Professor Riger Nissim

Environmental Impact - p 27
by Green Sense (Chinese)

Tree and Landscape Report - p 29
by Conservancy Association

Comments on Transport Department's traffic assesment - p 34
by Hung Wing Tat, Hong Kong Polytechnic Universtiy

 

History and Cultural Significance_Part 1

History and Cultural Significance_Part 2

History and Cultural Significance_Part 3a

History and Cultural Significance_Part 3b

History and Cultural Significance_Part 3c

History and Cultural Significance_Part 3d


History and Cultural Significance_Part 3e

Government's Pledge and Public Aspiration_Part 1

Government's Pledge and Public Aspiration_Part 2

Appropriate Re-use of the West Wing

 

 

Support our application to protect

Our Government Hill

(links you to Designing Hong Kong
who provides us with technical support)