HONG KONG MUSEUM of COASTAL DEFENCE
Hong Kong Museum of History
Simon Pearce played a key planning, design and management role in the redevelopment of the Victorian redoubt and fortified headland at Lei Yue Mun, to create the new Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. Working with architect John Dangerfield and the Hong Kong Public Works Department, the central courtyard of the redoubt was enclosed with a new tensile roof structure to enable the internal environment to be controlled.
The permanent exhibition in the refurbished casemates and caponiers uses the full range of contemporary display and interpretive media to present a wide variety of artefacts, which relate the story of the Chinese and British defence of the seaboard of Southern China from the 14th to the 20th Centuries.
The new museum, which opened in 2001, was awarded the Hong Kong Institute of Architects’ Silver Medal.