Building activation and Neighborhood Ideation

激活環境和社區意識

Invited by Hong Kong Design Center and RIBA to temporarily reactivate Po Wah Building that is being redeveloped by Swire Properties. Our idea is to go through a 5-step neighborhood ideation process to listen and prototype what the community desires. First, using the art installation to raise awareness of the redevelopment, then, create opportunities of community ideation of people’s wish and memory of WanChai. Next we explore if some of these can become concepts to be prototyped. Many local residents only noticed that the building is being redeveloped by the art installation, and are very willing to engage in discussions about the past and future of the neighborhood.

香港設計中心和RIBA邀請我們短暫地啟用在重建的寶華大廈。我們的策略是通過一個五步的社區構思過程去聆聽鄰居想要的社區而做出一個原型。首先,我們利用藝術裝置來提高鄰居對重建寶華大廈的認識。然後,我們讓居民寫出一些他們在區裡的記憶和願望在藝術裝置上。最後,我們探討如何把他們的記憶和願望做出原型。我們發現很多居民只因藝術裝置才知道寶華大廈的在重建項目,但他們也非常積極地討論社區的過去和未來發展。