The Modernist Markets in Hong Kong 香港現代主義街市

Activity: Talks or PresentationsPublic Lecture


The talk uses the Public Works Department-designed public markets as a point of entry to analyze the gradual transition from classical to modern architecture style. The construction of modern-style buildings, which required modest capital expenditure, was a thoughtful response to Hong Kong’s post-war social conditions and financial reality. The talk outlines the chronological development of public markets, from simple open-type market sheds and small enclosed market houses to multi-story modern buildings containing a full range of amenities; systematically tracking the social imperative trajectory that modernized the public market.

Period11 Dec 2021
Held atHong Kong Architecture Centre, Hong Kong
Degree of RecognitionLocal