GE2110 - Experiencing Our Built Environment: Appreciation of Contemporary Architecture

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21
Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course introduces students to contemporary architecture as a major feature of the urban built environment. Taking Hong Kong’s architecture in the context of local social, political and economic developments and of the contemporaneous architecture scene worldwide, students will explore questions of what ‘architecture’ is, what its impact might be, how architects may think about and justify their designs, and how we might begin to evaluate architectural quality. Students will also develop transferable skills in independent critical thinking, research, teamwork, communication, and self-reflection, this last in relation to their personal experience of architecture.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
To pass a course, a student must obtain minimum marks of 30% in both coursework and examination components, and an overall mark of at least 40%.
Detailed Course Information


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