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The 360° videos of Jockey Club’s “How Memory Sticks” Arts Education Programme are now available online! The series first introduces Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal Building and St. John's Cathedral which are located in the heart of Central, witnessing the development of Hong Kong throughout the past hundred years. However, do you know these Western looking buildings actually contain quite a lot of design elements with Chinese and Hong Kong characteristics?
The Court of Final Appeal Building, built in 1912, was once the Supreme Court of Hong Kong and occupied by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. The building was built in a Neoclassical architecture style. Although the exterior design of the building imitates the architectural styles of ancient Greece and Rome, its overhead roof is covered by double-layered Chinese tiles. Moreover, the sweeping arcades, as well as the expansive balconies, are designed to prevent direct sunlight from shining into the Building and to diffuse heat under the sub-tropical climate of Hong Kong!
St. John's Cathedral, built in 1849, is the oldest surviving Western ecclesiastical building in Hong Kong that was designed in the popular revivalist style for churches at the time. Most specially, pictures of fishing boats, fisherwomen and marine police officers can be found on the stained glass windows in the church that showed scenes of vernacular Hong Kong life.
Click on the link below to enjoy the 360° videos of the Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal Building and St. John's Cathedral produced by Jockey Club’s “How Memory Sticks” Arts Education Programme! Please stay tuned for the updates of “Architecture 360” series in order to know more about the interesting architectures in Hong Kong!
The Court of Final Appeal Building:
St. John's Cathedral:
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