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Hong Kong Red Swastika Society Free Clinic 香港紅卍字會贈診所 @ Tin Hau 天后 ...

熱度 1已有 1770 次閱讀2014-8-16 22:04 |個人分類:Eastern 東區|系統分類:Travel @ HK

Hong Kong Red Swastika Society Free Clinic (香港紅卍字會贈診所) is a three-storeyed construction in Tin Hau. The address is "25 Dragon Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong" (香港天后皇龍道25號).

The building was construction in April 1940. It is now a clinic, providing free medical service in area of dentistry, eye, and
general out-patient.
At first glance, it is quite different from other buildings in Hong Kong and its nearby area. It is like a Hong Kong construction, it is like an Indian construction, it is also like a Middle East construction.  It is in fact a composition of five construction styles.

The ground floor is elevated, it is not on the same level as that of the road surface. Instead, there are two symmetrical staircases leading to the elevated ground floor of the Free Clinic.


On the road surface, there is small altar-like concave area for growing some plants.



The following is copied in the internet, it describes the building in a professional way. Thank you so much.

The Red Swastika Society Building (香港紅卍字會大樓) is built in Chinese Renaissance style with Art Deco and Modernist influences. The term is used to describe the style of modern buildings that borrow Chinese motifs and vocabularies, prevalent in the 1930s by Chinese architects trained overseas. The style was used for a host of important public buildings all over China. The external walls are rendered and painted with regular bands of windows in the Modernist style. The front elevation facing Dragon Road is the most interesting featuring three tall narrow arched window recesses in the centre with ornamental balconies, and matching balconies on either side. The main entrance is reached by a double return dog-legged staircase serving the front terrace. A garage in similar architectural style is located at one side. Internally the plan is symmetrical and Chinese geometrical patterns and motifs can be seen on the floors and ceilings. There is a richly decorated Chinese style pavilion on the roof and further Chinese style structures in the backcourt.


Each part of the construction is still kept at very good condition. It is unbelievable that it has at least 73 years history (in 2013).





















N.B.: The Red Swastika Society (世界紅卍字會) is a voluntary association founded in China in 1922. The Red Swastika Society appears to continue today as a religious organization focused on charity. It has branches in areas of the Chinese diaspora, with a headquarters in Taiwan. Besides charity work, the Red Swastika runs two schools in Hong Kong and one in Singapore.


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