New Life @ Heritage exhibition to open on June 30

The Commissioner for Heritage's Office (CHO) of the Development Bureau will hold an exhibition named "New Life @ Heritage" at Terminal One of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) from June 30 to December 31. The exhibition will showcase six historic buildings that have been given a new lease of life under Batch I of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme (Revitalisation Scheme).

"The Revitalisation Scheme aims to preserve and put government-owned historic buildings into good and innovative use. As the six historic buildings under Batch I have come into operation one by one, we wish to enhance public and overseas tourists' understanding of the scheme by showcasing its fruition," a spokesman for the Development Bureau said today (June 27).

The exhibition will be staged at two venues, at Hall A (North), Level 5 of the Meeters and Greeters Hall, and also between aisles C and D, Level 7 of the Departure Hall, both at Terminal One of the HKIA, for a duration of six months. The exhibition at Level 5 of the Meeters and Greeters Hall will display photos documenting the revitalisation process of the six historic buildings, while the one at Level 7 of the Departure Hall will showcase three-dimensional models of the buildings. During the exhibition period, complimentary pamphlets and magnets will be distributed at the exhibition venues as well as at the featured historic buildings (except YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel which is not yet open) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Batch I of the Revitalisation Scheme, which commenced in 2008, comprises six revitalisation projects, namely Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong) (Former North Kowloon Magistracy); Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine - Lui Seng Chun (Lui Seng Chun); Jao Tsung-I Academy (Former Lai Chi Kok Hospital); Tai O Heritage Hotel (Old Tai O Police Station); Fong Yuen Study Hall - Tourism and Chinese Cultural Centre cum Ma Wan Residents Museum (Fong Yuen Study Hall); and YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (Mei Ho House). Five of these projects are already in operation and open to the public subsequent to their revitalisation, while YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel is expected to begin operation in the fourth quarter of 2013.

For further information about the New Life @ Heritage exhibition, please visit the heritage conservation website ( or call 2848 6230.

Ends/Thursday, June 27, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:35