Lui Seng Chun selected by public as My 10 most “Liked” Hong Kong Architecture of the Century
23 Mar 2015
Lui Seng Chun, a historic building converted into a Chinese medicine clinic by HKBU, was voted by the public as a winner of “My 10 most ‘Liked’ Hong Kong Architecture of the Century” campaign organised by Hong Kong Architecture Centre and sponsored by Create Hong Kong under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. Mr Andy Lee, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary, received the award on behalf of HKBU at the result announcement-cum-exhibition opening ceremony held on 20 March.
Built in 1913, Lui Seng Chun is a Grade I historic building. In 2009, HKBU was selected by the Development Bureau of the HKSAR government to undertake the Lui Seng Chun project under the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme. The University revitalised the building, converting it into a Chinese medicine clinic. Named “Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine - - Lui Seng Chun”, it provides Chinese medicine services, public health education and offers visitors a glimpse into history and culture through the building’s unique façade and its exhibition centre. It was opened on 25 April 2012 by Mr Donald Tsang, the then Chief Executive of the HKSAR.
The “My 10 most ‘Liked’ Hong Kong Architecture of the Century” campaign aimed to enrich the general public’s appreciation of the built environment. A total of around 150,000 votes were received. The other nine award-winning sites are, in no specific order, Kowloon Walled City; Peak Tram System; Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, The Five Flagpoles & Central Star Ferry Pier; the Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus & Clock Tower; the Main Building of The University of Hong Kong; Tai O Stilt Houses; Ocean Park; Chi Lin Nunnery; and Hong Kong International Airport.