Building Hong Kong

Environmental Considerations


Edited by Wong Wah Sang and Edwin H. W. Chan

ISBN : 978-962-209-502-1

Architecture, Urban Planning, Environmental Studies

July 2000

376 pages, 6.5″ x 9.5″

  • HK$200.00

In the 1999 Policy Address by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee-hwa, one major target listed is ‘Making Hong Kong an Ideal Home . . . . Every citizen, every business, every government department and bureau need to start working in partnership to achieve what is known as “sustainable development”.’ This book aims to encourage an ecological approach to design and planning in an effort ‘to build Hong Kong into a world-class city’.

The book is divided into four parts which focus on various aspects of environmental considerations in architecture. The first part discusses broad issues of environmental planning and sustainability. The second part covers environmental strategies in architectural design. The third part deals with environmental factors and explores how they can be addressed. The last part details the relevant environmental legislation in Hong Kong. This book is intended as both a reference for professionals as well as a textbook for university students.

WONG Wah Sang is an architect in Hong Kong, currently teaching in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. His specialization is in architectural design and building technology. Edwin Hon-wan CHAN is qualified as an architect and barrister-at-law. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Building and Real Estate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His specialization is in property development control and construction contracts.