LIM Wan-fung Bernard 林雲峰

Research Projects


  • An Appraisal of Spatial Standards and Facilities Levels of Elderly-care Architecture in Hong Kong
  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard, Ng Wing Shun Vincent*, LAW Lilian*
    1 November 2000
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The key objective of the proposed project is to develop a document outlining the current Spatial Standards and Provisions of Elderly-care Facilities in Hong Kong, with the aim to use such initial appraisal outcome to propose any need of improvements in the spatial provisions, resulting in the review of the current policy standards. The project is to be carried out in collaboration with the Services for the Elderly Division of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and the Community Development Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.
    There lacks in Hong Kong a common definition of the area standard for the elderly facilities, although a required area of 6.5m2 net floor area per resident is the minimum standard required for the licensing of private homes for the elderly. Such standards vary greatly among the private, subvented and other NGO institutions. The CUHK architectural team would carry out a "facilities appraisal" of the range of currently provided elderly facilities to compare the existing area and spatial provisions, to identify the state of the problems and any provision deficiencies. The outcome of the project is to provide an appraisal document which provides elderly-care architectural design spatial reference parameters to assist NGO sponsoring bodies and design consultants in undertaking future elderly-care facilities design, in line with the latest development in "Care for the Elderly" policy, community aspirations and international standards. (SS00979)


  • Developing Innovative School Design Parameters in Hong Kong for 21st Century
  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard
    1 July 2000
    Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government

    Objectives: The project aims to develop an interactive document to provide future school design parameters to guide school sponsoring bodies and design consultants in undertaking future public sector school building design, in line with the latest development in education reform, community aspirations and international standards.
    Targets and expected number of beneficiaries: Over 500 representatives from the following sectors, but the outcome of the project will virtually benefit and have impact on all future school designs and their users: educational/ curriculum experts; education administrators/ school principals; parents; teachers; students; architects from private and public sectors; building consultants and contractors; urban planners; social workers/ psychologists; financial experts and relevant statutory bodies and departments.
    Implementation Method: The proposed methodology of the project involves (1) research and consultation; (2) surveys; (3) design workshops and seminars; (4) integration and design testings; (5) publicity and exhibition; and is intended to be carried out in collaboration with the Education Department and the Hong Kong Kong Institute of Architects.
    Process: The development of the design parameters contained within the document will adopt an open, interactive, participatory and community process, through further workshops and consultation involving the aforesaid sectors. An essential element of the proposed project is to receive evaluation and feedback from participants for incorporation into the constituents of the school "design parameters". (SS20004)


  • Enhancement of a Web-Based Environmental Education Learning Package Entitled: “Education for Sustainable Development in Hong Kong Schools”
  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard, WONG Wan Ho
    5 October 2007
    Education Bureau

    The project will enhance and maintain a web-based environmental education learning package to support teachers in the promotion of education for sustainable development in school with the joint effort from EDB and Focus Group. (ED07621)


  • Environmental Assessment and Appraisal for the Residential Development at Ma Wo, TPTL 179, Tai Po
  • TSOU Jin Yeu Benny, KM Chow, MAK Kwok Pui (Joint Lab. for Geoinformation Science)
    15 June 2005
    Dragon (Hong Kong) Limited

    The Project Team will carry out environmental studies, including Wind Environment & Natural Ventilation and Daylighting Provision for a proposed public housing development at Ma Wo, TPTL 179, Tai Po. The Project Team will conduct assessment tests with appropriate computer simulation software and carrying out analysis of tests results. Based on these results, the Project Team will make practical and site specific recommendations with justifications on the building design, layout, orientation, environmental health, use of special devices, materials etc. with a view to achieve better solutions. (SS04572)


  • Production of a Web-Based Learning Package on Environmental Education Entitled: "Education for Sustainable Development in Schools in Hong Kong"
  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard
    16 March 2006
    Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government

    The project aims to design, produce and maintain a web-based environmental education learning package entitled .Education for sustainable Development in Schools in Hong Kong. for the Moral and civic Education Section, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Manpower Bureau to support teachers in the promotion of education for sustainable development in schools. The project will conduct a number of research activities, including surveys and interview with the frontier teachers in order to understand their eminent needs for support on education for sustainable development in schools. Consultation will be conducted with education/curriculum experts and leading professionals from .built environment. and .sustainable development. sector as well in order to set a comprehensive framework for the development of the learning package. (ED05458)


  • Public Engagement Programme for the Hung Hom District Study
  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard, WONG Wan Ho
    1 December 2006
    Centre of Architectural Research for Education, Elderly, Environment and Excellence Ltd

    The Programme aims at providing a platform for the stakeholders to exchange views and visions on the enhancement of the Hung Horn harbour-front areas with a view to formulating a comprehensive district plan for the areas, which is built upon community consensus and can meet the various needs of the society. In particular, the project will provide inputs to the Hung Horn District Study and carry out a 2-stage Public Engagement Programme to collect public views on the enhancement of the Hung Horn harbour-front areas. (SS06417)


  • Public Engagement Programme for Tuen Mun River Area Revitalization Project
  • LIM Wan Fung Bernard, WONG Wan Ho
    1 April 2008
    Centre of Architectural Research for Education, Elderly, Environment and Excellence Ltd

    Acting on behalf of the Government, the Hong Kong Housing Society is undertaking a preliminary study on the improvement of areas around Tuen Mun River in Tuen Mun New Town. Through the Assignment initiated by Hong Kong Housing Society, the Consultants will conduct a preliminary integrated study on the formulation of planning, urban design and landscape framework for revitalization of Tuen Mun River Area. The Community Participation Unit, a research unit under the Department of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CPU-CUHK) as a role of partner in this Public Engagement Programme will provide expertise and research base in planning and designing the engagement activities, and facilitating the implementation of various events. Students helpers will be mobilized to carry out surveys and provided needed manpower support to the numerous engagement activities where appropriate. (SS07530)



Research Publications


  • "50 Years of Architectural Challenges in Hong Kong - Creating Sustainable Built Environment: Case Sharing". 12th Asian Congress of Architects 2006.09.21.



  • "Conceiving for a Sustainable New Town- Towards Energy Efficient Architecture and Sustainability in Hong Kong: Case of Hung Shui Kiu New Town". Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Development of the Built Environment", Proceedings of PLEA 2001 (18th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture) ed. by F.O.R Pereira, R.Ruther, R.V.G. Souza, S. Afonse and J.A.B.da Cunha Neto. vol.2 no.1, Florianopolis, Brazil: The Organizing Committee of the 18th International PLEA Conference, 2001.11. pp.673-676.



  • "Creating Sustainable Built Environment: Case Sharing - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Hong Kong Architecture". Pacific Crossings Conference – AIA Hong Kong & AIA Committee on Design Hong Kong, 2006.10.17.



  • 《21世紀香港學校創新設計指引》Innovative school design parameters in Hong Kong for 21st century Hong Kong : Department of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Document LB3219.H6 I559 2001; UL HK Studies LB3219.H6 I559 2001 c.4; ARL LB3219.H6 I559 2001 c.3; ARL Gov Document LB3219.H6 I559 2001 c.5; CC LB3219.H6 I559 2001 c.2; CC Gov Document LB3219.H6 I559 2001 c.6)



  • 《公眾參與 : 設計及推展計劃手册》(與簡嘉敏及王雲豪合編),香港:香港中文大學建築學系社區參與研究組,2005。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HT169.H6 L68 2005 c.2; UL HK Studies HT169.H6 L68 2005; ARL HT169.H6 L68 2005 c.3)



  • 《香港頤老建築設計指引》Design Parameters or Elderly Care Architecture in Hong Kong ed. by Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong SAR: The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, 2003.


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