Public Program

HKU SSC Gallery

About the Shanghai Study Centre (SSC), Faculty of Architecture:

The Shanghai Study Centre (SSC) is an extension of the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture. The SSC is a vibrant place where people from all over the world and all over China meet. Each semester, a group of students from Hong Kong comes to study at the Centre.

The Study Centre aims to be a place where new ideas emerge about urban development in the fastest urbanizing region in the world. The public program at HKU/SSC invites critics with challenging opinions, architects with provoking viewpoints, planners with innovative solutions and academics with new theories – all with the aim of understanding the current condition in Chinese cities, and to explore beyond today and tomorrow. The goal is to be able to generate new ideas that can contribute to better, more intelligent and more interesting cities and architecture.

The SSC was established in 2008 by the University of Hong Kong to foster stronger ties with the Mainland through academic exchange. It is housed in the historical Post Office building along the Suzhou Creek and has been a common and convenient platform for Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas students to pursuing studies in architecture, architectural conservation, landscape architecture, real estate, construction management, surveying, urban design and urban planning. The Centre is also part of the University’s ongoing effort to achieve a global vision in tertiary education by extending its academic curricula beyond the physical confines of Hong Kong. Besides the academic curricula, the gallery “architecture SH” within the Centre hosts conferences, exhibitions, symposia and lectures regularly – where the public and professional may meet and exchange ideas.

About the Faculty of Architecture (HKU):

Founded in 1912, The University of Hong Kong is the leading and oldest tertiary institute in Hong Kong. The Department of Architecture was first introduced into the University in 1950, subsequently became the Faculty of Architecture with three departments and one division that cover breadth and depth in the professional as well as the academic research fields of Architecture, Real Estate and Construction, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture.


Entrance G/F Gallery G/F Gallery
G/F Gallery 1/F Reception area 1/F Office
1/F Book corner 1/F Lecture room 2/F Studio
2/F Crit room