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    Guided Tour

    The design of the “Wandering around North Point” route takes on a scale of human, exploring how conflicts and Urbanisation in the past shaped development of North Point as a melting pot of residential area, religions, and entertainment. We will discuss the impacts of 1950s built structures on residents, and the many different architectural styles that were expressed and evolved.

    We will look into styles and forms of the post-war Western-influenced residential buildings, Modernism, Art Deco, and Bauhaus. Our guides will also reference roads and buildings to inspect the relationship between residents and the roadways. We hope that the participants will gain more appreciation for architectural designs and goals, and its impact on communities, people, and the environment.

    As the guided tours are comprised of comprehensive details, interactive elements, and presentation skill – the website can only provide abstract of the tours, hardly able to capture it in full. If you are interested in joining our complete and themed tours, please stay tuned on our social media platforms!

    Wandering around North Point

    Wandering around North Point

    Koeh Chhun-iong purchased plots in North Point back in the 1920s, and erected 40 residential buildings right next to each other, coining the term “forty stores”. The government named the street “Chun Yuen Street” for his instrumental role in reclamation and the construction of the pier. (credits to participants)

    Jones Mansion was built in the late 50s. It is a representation of the beauty of late Tong Lau era, using well-developed concrete and stainless steel building techniques with intricate designs.
    As oppose to the mid Tong Lau era, the design ideology of the late era had reverted from Art Deco back to the 1930s’ pop culture- with decorative lined effects, symmetric Renaissance style, and Modernists’ minimalist touch. Its corner design is also a product from the 30s, increasing indoor space by matching the shape of landscape. (credits to participants)