Michael Chan

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Michael Chan

Master of Architecture (MArch, HKU)
BA (Architecture, UC Berkeley, California, USA)

Research Area
  • Sustainable and ecological design studies
  • Innovative structure assembling methods of medium-span bridge under operation conditions.
  • Studies on local cultures, eco-environment and traditional design method in the remote area of mainland China.

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Michael Chan is an architect, the Management Council Member, and Project Leader of the Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation who work with the village development and improvement projects in China and Japan since 2003.

In the past 18 years, Michael has successfully completed over 23 projects, including 14 footbridges, 7 village centers, and a series of community enrichment projects in various provinces in China such as Sichuan, Chongqing, Xian, Yunnan. Lanzhou and Guizhou. Besides, Michael also buildup the village projects in Keihoku, Soni, Tango, and Nishijin, Japan since 2018

The project brings different university students to work closely with the professionals in conducting research, design, and construction projects with the remote villages located in different provinces in Mainland China and Japan. All projects were supported by the China and Japan governments.

The projects were worked by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Team with the students from School of Design and Faculty of Construction and Environment (Civil Engineering, Building Construction, and Land Survey).

Through encouraging university student volunteers from Hong Kong and Mainland China in design and build footbridges and village facilities in remote and poor villages in the Mainland with green concepts

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