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Reveal the transformation of Hong Kong from a village to international city by architectures

Blue House

Address 72, 72A, 74 & 74A Stone Nullah Lane (Blue House) 2, 4, 6 & 8 Hing Wan Street (Yellow House), 8 King Sing Street (Orange House), Wan Chai
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The Blue House Cluster consists of three interconnected buildings: Blue House, Yellow House and Orange House, which were used as academy and timber yard. The Lingnan architecture style of the cluster is preserved during its revitalisation. Interested visitors may visit the Hong Kong House of Stories located in the Blue House and Yellow House, which showcases the history and architectural features of the Blue House Cluster.


Stone Nullah Lane Garden (Paving)

Address Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai
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It reminded Yao Cheuk Ni of the heartwarming scene of a family sitting together at dinner, sharing food and stories of the day. She laid a graphic dining table on the pavement of Queen’s Road East and Stone Nullah Lane, inviting passers-by to discover the friendly community.


Old Wan Chai Market

Address 1 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai
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The Old Wan Chai Market is located on the junction of Wan Chai Road and Queen’s Road East. It is a Grade III historic buildingwith architectural style influenced by the Bauhaus-style of Germany. This building was a pioneering style at the time of its construction. Only the building envelope and the front façade of the market are preserved after its reconstruction into a residential tower.


Old Wan Chai Post Office

Address 221 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
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The historical Old Wan Chai Post Office, situated at the junction of Wan Chai Gap Road and Queen’s Road East, is the oldest surviving post office building in Hong Kong. It is a simple pitched-roof structure with attractive gable ends and mouldings, conveying an architectural style full of traditional Chinese characteristics.


Hopewell Centre

Address 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
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The 66-storey Hopewell Centre is designed by Gordon Wu, the chairman of Hopewell Holdings Limited. It was the tallest building of Hong Kong and Asia in the 1980s. Apart from serving as the headquarter of Hopewell Holdings, it is also a landmark of Wan Chai offering a revolving restaurant, shopping mall, Chinese restaurant and food outlets.


Entrance of Lee Tung Avenue (Paving)

Address Lee Tung Street
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On the pavement of the entrance of Lee Tung Avenue, Antoine Li painted historical elements of Hong Kong, such as the pawn shop sign, to bring back snippets of the city’s collective memory.


Lee Tung Street

Address 200 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
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Lee Tung Street was home to a number of printing shops, and is best-known for printing wedding cards, hence was nicknamed by the locals as “Wedding Cards Street”. The street is now redeveloped into a residential area comprised of a shopping street.


Woo Cheong Pown Shop (The Pawn)

Address 62 Johnston Road Wan Chai

Kong Wan Fire Station

Address 14 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
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Five local typography designers designed 5 sets of “fire station” in bilingual fonts on the red folding gates to represent Hong Kong’s unique characteristic where “East meets West” and to pay tribute to the firemen of Hong Kong.


Tai Fat Hau Footbridge

Address Tai Fat Hau Footbridge
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This references the physical act of painting the work, and the meditative aspect of that, as well as the engagement with the thoughts of all those who come by. The use of the recessive boxes (or Thought Catchers) are a visual representation of this process! It also considers the architectural surrounds and has several subtle locational references!

The Newold Wan Chai