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14 Oct 2022

Mr Lui will share with us:

  • A grey environment swamps PolyU campus and nearby neighbourhoods for many years
  • PolyU initiates research studies to resolve the problems
  • A Green Deck would turn the grey environment into a green urban oasis and a vibrant community
  • Community supports are crucial for implementing this innovative social project.


Mr Alex Lui Chun-wan, a renowned architect and city planner, has always sought to use his expertise for the benefit of society.
After graduating from the Hong Kong Technical College, PolyU’s predecessor, and pursued further studies subsequently at The University of Hong Kong and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr Lui then practised architecture in the US and Singapore leading many prestigious projects such as the Boston Logan International Airport Master Plan and the Beijing Henderson Centre.  After that, he spent most of his professional life in Hong Kong, engaging in private practice and gaining extensive professional experience in planning, building and development projects of all kinds. 

In 1998, he retired from private practice to become a Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching architecture, city planning and urban design and to research into a variety of areas ranging from housing to vernacular architecture, and from professional practice to community development and urban design.  

On retirement from teaching in 2002, he was invited to join Hysan Development Company Limited as a Senior Advisor responsible to prepare a strategic plan for the redevelopment of the company’s real estate portfolio and was involved in the redevelopment of Hysan Place in Causeway Bay. Among the many projects he has engaged in, the more notable ones include the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the award-winning Hong Kong Innovation Center and the Jockey Club Environmental Technology Center, Ma Wan Island Comprehensive Development, Land Development Corporation’s (LDC) Centre Street Redevelopment Study and Wanchai Market Redevelopment

Since 2010, he has been dedicating himself to his alma mater PolyU with his professional insights in education and campus development.  He was a member of the PolyU Council and Chairman of its Campus Development Committee, and is currently a member of the PolyU Court, Chairman of the University’s Green Deck Task Force and Project Director (Green Deck) of PolyU.

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