The Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, a focal point of the Centennial Campus, is a generous gift from Dr. Lee Shau Kee. The Grand Hall at the Lecture Centre was completed in September 2012.
The Hall is built on the site of an underground reservoir that served various areas of the Hong Kong Island. Now, with its remarkable architectural design and dazzling acoustics, the Hall aspires to be a vital “reservoir of knowledge” for academic and cultural activities, serving the region and beyond.
Designed by Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd., the Hall has been built as a modern and multi-functional box-in-box structure, capable of supporting a wide variety of professional and international events such as concerts, ceremonies, academic conferences, and lectures.
Finished in high quality oak and equipped with a world-class acoustic system designed by Jaffe Holden in association with Shen Milsom & Wilke, the Hall provides excellent sightlines and projects a clear detailed sound, well-blended with a touch of warmth. It promises its audience a unique and memorable acoustic experience.
The Grand Hall serves primarily as a teaching venue for centrally-timetabled lectures of the University.
“I am absolutely blown away by the venue. This is such a beautiful hall - it's a gem of space. It sounds, which is of course the most important, it sounds beautiful. It feels good, it’s warm, it’s intimate. But at the same time the sound has a very defined, very clear quality. It’s a very musical space. It’s really a pleasure to be in, so, I’m very happy.”Hélène GrimaudPianist
“I think you were extremely lucky to possess the hall like this. I have been to many many universities in this world and all continents and honestly I haven’t seen, or at least I cannot remember now anything of this potential, this splendid of this acoustics. I think it is a great advantage to have a hall like this, and congratulations.”Konstantin LifschitzPianist
“It was a pleasure to perform all six Brandenburgs in such a great hall. The audience was fantastic!”Raimar OrlovskyBerliner Barock Solisten
“We love this hall. We understand this is the first formal concert and we are honored to be the one that christened this hall. We love the sound and I think it is beautiful to look at, very easy to hear each other on the stage. People we talked to, our friends who were in the audience said the sound was wonderful.”Emerson String Quartet
“It was a great evening, and I enjoyed it all tremendously. You have a lovely-sounding hall and an excellent Steinway. It’s perfect for recitals! The audience was extremely quiet and attentive which I always like. And I think the pre-concert talk on the Beethoven was a good idea. For sure I will come again!”Angela HewittPianist