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Before

Entering the period of modernization,

the University of Hong Kong has launched

certain significant structural changes.

In the late 1970s with the manners of new

modernity, supported by a 2.5 million grant

from the Swire Group, a site on Bonham

Road was assigned, cleared by the demolition

of staff residences, with an approved bridge completed in 1978, to build a large student 

amenities building and a residential hall with 

the name Swire Hall

1980

A

Start

Swire Hall at the period of time, accommodated the largest number of students. The effectiveness of establishing a sense of unity was doubted. Also, Swire Hall is the first generation of HKU residential hall built as a multi-storey building, which divided hallmates into separate floors and provided them with a relatively small common area instead of assembly halls. Building a sense of unity was further hindered by the floor-base concerpt. And there was a lack of reference to preceding experience in Hall development, while experience from other halls was irrelevant to this brand new architecture.