HKIC: Building Heritage Tour
To raise students’ interest in learning history, our S4 students taking History as their elective subject joined a guided tour “HKIC Building Heritage Tour and visited the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital (currently the Jao Tsung-I Academy). Over the past 130 years, the historic site has served different purposes in response to the changing needs of society in Hong Kong – as a quarantine station, a prison, an infectious diseases hospital, etc. The building cluster of the hospital is divided into three zones, High, Middle and Low zones. The buildings are composed of red bricks, pitched-roofs, and or double storeys. The traditional method, English Bond with minimal decoration was applied to uphold a sturdy structure and high functionality. Through the guided tours to local historical buildings, our students have had a better understanding of the vital roles played by the construction craftsmanship in the urban development, as well as the significance of traditional and modern skills of the construction heritage in Hong Kong.