Future Platform Exhibition, “2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Hong Kong)” “Beyond the Urban Edge: The Ideal City?”

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Exhibition Venue: Activity Room-2 Oi!, 12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong

Date: 26th January – 15th February 2014

 

Forum: Oi!, 12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong

Date: 8th February 3-5pm

 

“Future Platform: Searching for the link between Urban Design and Architectural Agenda”

“Future Platform” presents a series of design proposals for Hong Kong created between 2012 and 2013 by postgraduate students from the Design Studio at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Architecture.  The studio, headed by Yutaka Yano, Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of Architecture, encourages students to form their own understanding of the cultural and socio-economic framework of our city through design investigation, using research as the basis for creating an “architectural agenda”.

The exhibition showcases proposals for Swire Properties’ Taikoo Place Development in Quarry Bay and the MTR’s Union Square and sets out a new master plan for the West Kowloon District using architectural models and drawings.  The studio considered the cultural, socio-economic, planning and land development conditions present in each location, identifying key issues and concerns before redesigning these sites within their site-specific parameters, such as creating room to house an additional 200,000 people in West Kowloon District, searching for innovative engineering solutions to the technical challenges of high rise construction and the problems created by infrastructure in areas of high density.

The resulting design proposals presented in “Future Platform” are a combination of technical innovation and awareness of local cultural and social issues which can not be overcome by engineering solutions alone, for example “how can we preserve or extend the local urban character which has developed organically over many years?”  The exhibition offers a fresh perspective on Hong Kong’s future from a new generation architects and, from a broader perspective, the nature of the role that architects will play in the future.

 

Contributor:

Tam Ka Man, Kaman,  G2 Studio 2012, CUHK

Li Chong Yan, Tommy,  G2 Studio 2012, CUHK

Tan Ka Wai, Amy, G2 Studio 2012, CUHK

Wong Xue, Silver, G2 Studio 2012, CUHK

Au, Yan Ting, Eunice, G2 Studio 2013, CUHK

Cheung, Hiu Hei Jonny, G2 Studio 2013, CUHK

Chu, Kwan Nok, Benjamin, G2 Studio 2013, CUHK

Wong, Shu Wan Jocelyn, G2 Studio 2013, CUHK

Chan Chi Meng, Michael, G2 Studio 2013, CUHK

Cheng Chi Ying, Shirley, G2 Studio 2013, CUHK

Tsang Wai Ching, Billy, G2 Studio 2013, CUHK

Yung Long Ming, Michey, G2 Studio 2013, CUHK
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