What is the balance between new developments and architectural heritage?

Tong laus are walk-up tenement buildings that date back from the late 19th century to the 1960s. While many have been demolished over the years to make way for larger developments, those that remain are increasingly seen as an essential part of the city’s architectural legacy.

PMDL’s Donncha O’brien, Project Designer for 379 Queens Road, sits with Ho Yin Lee, Co-founder and director of the Architectural Conservation Programmes at HKU to discuss the future of tong laus and whether conserving them matters for Hong Kong Airlines’ +852 magazine.