On April 16, 2019, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) celebrated the groundbreaking of its multi-purpose auditorium – a new landmark of the University not only allows hosting of large events, but also adds much needed space for teaching and cultural activities that will enrich the lifestyle and learning experience of students, staff and alumni.
The construction of the multi-purpose auditorium is made possible with a generous donation of HK$150 million from Shaw Foundation Hong Kong. Located near the South entrance of the Clear Water Bay campus, the three-story multi-purpose auditorium can house up to 1,300 audiences and to be used as a concert hall; theater for performances and lectures, as well as venue for exhibitions, events and ceremonies. Additionally, there will be space for seminars, rehearsals, small performances, and gatherings both indoors and outdoors. There will also be learning rooms, hang-out spaces and café area.
In appreciation of the Foundation’s benevolent support, HKUST named the new auditorium after the late Dr. Run Run SHAW as “Shaw Auditorium”, and the open area outside as “Mona Shaw Plaza” – after Dr Shaw’s late wife Mrs. Mona SHAW.
The construction is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2021. For more information, please check out the press release here.