UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 18 JUNE 2018
A group of students studying BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design have been out exploring the sites and culture of Hong Kong.
The opportunity was open to all final year students on the course and provided a fantastic chance to experience and understand the industry within a different culture. Students also had chance to collaborate with pupils from China over the eight-day trip.
When the group first arrived in Hong Kong, they met with the students from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. Together they worked on a project they had started in the UK, giving the students a different perspective into initial ideas and concepts.
The study trip was an amazing opportunity for final year students to experience the Hong Kong culture both in education and socially. To help with the cost of the trip, the School of Architecture and Design subsidised £500 of the overall cost for each student attending.
Alongside working with the Hong Kong students on collaborative projects, the students from Birmingham City University had time to explore the famous city, as well as spending social time with the Hong Kong students.
The students fit in many activities and visited numerous places during their trip, including; the famous Ladies Market, a Mid-Level escalator tour, Singapore Bank, rooftop bars on Victoria Park, ITV filming of White Dragon and a visit to Himalaya Indian Bar. Within the eight days they were there, the students also had the opportunity to visit key landmarks to experience the architecture styles in Hong Kong, such as HSBC Norman Foster Building, the university building designed by Zaha Hadid and the Big Buddha.
Interior Architecture and Design tutor, Kathryn Jones, commented
“The trip is led by Professor Kevin Singh and is a great opportunity for the UK students as they share the same curriculum and briefs with the third year Hong Kong students. As HK begin the academic year one month earlier than the UK, it is beneficial for the UK students to see the pace and progression of the Hong Kong student projects.”