【100 Towers 100 Architects - architects from Hong Kong 】
Hong Kong’s architects have actively participated in the Collateral event of 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia
Hong Kong Exhibition. Let’s take a look of their works.
Re-cultivate, Restore & Revitalize
Humphrey Wong / Meta4 Design Forum Limited
Influx of hot money is making Hong Kong an impossible place to purchase a home. While one needs to save up 19 years of earnings without eating or drinking to get a tiny apartment; many villages in remote locations of the New Territories are being left deserted for ages. Since the 1960’s, generations of villagers emigrated aboard seeking for livelihood & opportunities; leaving behind their fields & houses unattended for decades. 60 years passed & many of the villagers are in their 80’s. Now is almost the last opportunity to reconnect the elderly villagers & their descendants with their roots.
In recent years, conservationists of Hong Kong have come up with an innovative idea to restore the collapsing houses. Villagers are invited to participate through offering their houses for free restoration & improvement works; which, upon construction completion, will be used as guestrooms of a rural life experience program for an agreed period. Through rescuing the deteriorating village fabric, there is also a hope to repair the socio-cultural network of the disappearing rural community which also set a good reference of sustainable coexistence of urban & rural Hong Kong. 【100塔樓．100建築師 –香港建築師 】
第十六屆威尼斯國際建築雙年展 - 香港展覽
黃德明建築師及其公司 Meta4 Design Forum Limited
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