Blue House (Hong Kong)
Blue House (藍屋) refers to a 4-storey balcony-type tenement block located at 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai. It is named after the brilliant blue colour painted on its external walls. It is one of the few remaining examples of Tong Lau of the balcony type in Hong Kong and is classified as Grade I historic building.
All the upper floors of Blue House, apart from 72 Stone Nullah Lane, are timber structures. The two wooden stairs, with original elements intact, are well maintained.
The building was part of a HK$100 million plan, unveiled by the Housing Society and the Urban Renewal Authority, to preserve nine Chinese-style buildings in Wan Chai that were constructed during the 1920s. According to the plan, seven other pre-war buildings on Hing Wan and King Sing Streets would be preserved. The project completed in 2011.
The building has been preserved and revitalized in a traditional tea and medicine style.
In 2007, the Urban Renewal Authority and the Development Bureau jointly announced that the residents of the Blue House, were to be allowed to stay in this historic monument.
- Green House, located in 1-11, Mallory Street and 6-12, Burrows Street
- Wan Chai Heritage Trail
- Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme
- List of Graded Historic Buildings (As at 6 Jan 2007)
- Revitalization / Preservation - Hong Kong Housing Society
- Michael Ng, plan to revisit area's colorful history, The Standard, April 1, 2006
- Wan Chai landmark to be immortalised
- Wan Chai facelift to save historic market, The Standard, December 21, 2007
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