ABOUT THE AWARD
Launched in 2018, the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) Conservation Awards are awards dedicated to the recognition of professionals in the field of architectural conservation. The awards recognise architectural conservationists for achieving excellence in conservation projects in Hong Kong.
A restoration project is one that involves repair and restoration to return a heritage building (interior and/or exterior) or site to its original architectural splendour for the same use for which it was originally designed.
A revitalisation project refers to the adaptive reuse of a heritage building (interior and/or exterior) or site that may involve new additions, modifications and restoration to render a heritage building or site suitable for a new functional purpose that is different from its original use.
An interpretation project is one that involves means of interpreting the heritage of an historic building (interior and/or exterior) or site for the general public, such as in the form of permanent or temporary exhibitions, and/or an interpretation centre or a museum attached to a heritage site or building.
The Jury Panel
Chaired by the HKICON Council, a panel of local and overseas conservation experts met to review six submissions spanning three categories — Restoration, Revitalisation and Interpretation.