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Barrie Ho Architecture Interiors Limited
何周禮建築設計事務所有限公司


BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd is a proud winner of the Asia Pacific Property Awards (Architectural Category) 2014 & 2013, Hong Kong Institute of Architects Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2013, HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 (Finalist) & 2010 (Merit), Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008, accumulating over 120 International Prestigious Awards from Dubai, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, and other regions in the Asia Pacific.

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd is a Registered Practice / Corporate Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Corporate Member of the Association of Architectural Practices, Band 3 Architectural Consultant (HKIA List)(AAP List) of the HKSAR Architectural Services Department, and Institutional Member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council.
19/F, Wyndham Place,
44 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
香港中環雲咸街44號雲咸商業中心19樓
Tel : (852) 2117 7662
Fax : (852) 2117 7661
E-mail : info@barrieho.com
URL : http://www.barrieho.com
Adaptive Reuse Architecture in Hyper Density City - Transformation of an Abandoned Primary School into The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) @ Siu Sai Wan

In a Hyper Density City like Hong Kong, there are no more lands to build. Therefore the strategy of Re-Cycling the existing abandoned architecture by Re-introducing new functions and elements to Re-Create the Adaptive Re-Use is a MUST, though the topic Adaptive Reuse in architecture is a premature but a hot chapter.

Adaptive Reuse Architectural Design is paradoxical, is an attempt to provide a new life to an existing architecture by reintroducing new functions and new elements to transform a "Re-birth" to the architecture in a Hyper-Density City. The project is basically a Transformation of an existing Abandoned School into the Headquarter of 2 Government Offices An Adaptive Reuse of Architecture in Hyper-Density City like Hong Kong.

The Adaptive Reuse Architectural Design actually is far more complicated than the construction of a new building, which requires intensive considerations on Structural Alterations, Electrical & Mechanical Alterations, Architectural Re-Layouts, New Functions and Internal Circulations, External Finishes and External Signage to give the "Re-birth".

In addition, the entire Adaptive Re-use and its alterations in Structure, Electrical & Mechanical, Architectural Dimensions and Ergonomics, New Functions & Circulation, as well as Interior Detailing & Lighting Designs are specifically designed for Functionality & Practicality in Human Body.

Adaptive Re-Use in Architecture is a vague, premature topic in Hyper-Density City like Hong Kong, but is a kind of Sustainability and Adaptability in City Planning, thus is a hot topic of future vision of Architectural Development in populated Asian country.

The intensive alteration includes new functions:-
- Reception
- Conference Rooms
- Lecture Halls/ Multi-Function Rooms
- Staffs Rooms/ In-charge Rooms
- Green Zone
- Modified Elevator, increase the Entrances & Barrier-Free Access


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