Globe Creative worked on the content, design and printing of the entry in the 2016 UNESCO Cultural Heritage Conservation Awards. The 200-page book documents Hong Kong’s 165-year-old explosives magazine compound’s retrieval from ruin, its detailed site exploration works, the conservation of its old granite and timber buildings and the melding of sleek new architectural forms into a steeply-wooded, defiantly low-rise centre for culture and the arts.

This historic former military site in the centre of Hong Kong is now home to the Asia Society after nine years of negotiation, planning, painstaking reconstruction and limited new additions. Hundreds of photographs, drawings, plans and records documented the project from discovery of the site to its completion, recording the beauty and practicality of the old buildings, repurposed in a modern context.


June 10, 2017 4:27 am