PBCV Learning Center  

Hong Kong 2017

"Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking and structures that shape and inform our lives." Joseph Beuys


This project focuses on the design of a small Learning Centre for the Sisters of the Precious Blood Community in the New Territories, Hong Kong.  Students will develop a design for a 200m² education facility in a vacant plot adjacent to the Sister’s complex.

Architecture is fundamentally connected to building.  Students seldom, during the course of their studies, design projects that get built; however when confronted with the realities of construction, the architect is challenged with issues that go beyond aesthetics and functionality.  Faced with the prospect of building, a new set of parameters enter the equation: considerations relating to feasibility, phasing, access, availability, cost, contingencies and most importantly collaboration play a crucial role in the implementation of a design. 

Team work is an essential part of the architectural process, during this course students will collaboratively prepare a construction documentation set for a small educational building.  The new Learning Centre will be a sustainable building where young girls can learn and gain knowledge about ecological and social issues.  It is part of a masterplan for a bigger site accommodating a residential block, a spiritual garden and an urban farm.


Course Instructor

Prof. Peter W. Ferretto


Beryl WONG

Eric Cheung

Jefferson CHAN


Larissa LEUNG

LI Alex Kelvin

MA Ting Kwong


TAM Wing Nga