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  • The Court of Final Appeal


    Hong Kong, China


    Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government

    The Court of Final Appeal has set its new and permanent home at the over 100-year-old Old Supreme Court Building. The building was designed by two famous British Architect Aston Webb and E. Ingress Bell in the late 19th century. The building is in typical Neo-classical style adopted with vernacular design such as Chinese tiled pitched roof and the long covered verandah surround to adopt for local climate need. The Old Supreme Court was in service between 1912 and 1984, and then renovated for use of Legislative Council between 1985 and 2011. The building temporary closed afterwards for renovation to resume its judiciary purpose.

    LWK Conservation was commissioned by the Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) as the Heritage Consultant of this project to conduct the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), historic and heritage study, and condition survey for the building. LWK was also responsible to assist ArchSD in formulating the conservation design and monitor the site conservation works.


    Winning Awards

    MIPIM Asia Awards 2016
    Best Refurbished Building – Gold Award
    Special Jury Award Winner
    Quality Building Award 2016
    Hong Kong Building (Renovation / Revitalization) Category – Merit Award
    HKIA Annual Awards 2015
    Special Architectural Award – Heritage and Adaptive Reuse
    Medal of the Year of Hong Kong
    Special Architectural Award – Heritage and Adaptive Reuse
    ArchSD Annual Award 2015
    ArchSD Annual Award