Content Creator Hub
This thesis explores on ways to revitalize community and public housing estate. By introducing a new type of program spaces and spaces for incubation of new generation of content creators, the aim is to create opportunities for residents to integrate working with living. and to bring in new blood into the well established Wah Fu Estate community that is slowly aging, to create a situation where young people will want to live and stay in order to have a wider range of demographics and more wholesome community. Hence, the design of the new prosthetic spaces have a mix of incubation spaces for aspired content creators and communal spaces for the old community and a new type of program space that blurs the boundary between the two. The additional spaces take on the form of prosthetic architecture in order to liberate the cellular spaces inside the existing building blocks that are constrained by shear walls and to allow people to visualize the co-mingling.
Tackling the issue of ageing and the lack of community bonding in a public housing estate in Hong Kong destined for demolition and redevelopment is the focus of this project. What should be injected into the preserved housing stock in both programming and architecture? Emily has experimented different approaches in community building and finding the appropriate form to relate to the existing buildings. What is presented here is an effort to respect the historic modernist structures while projecting a vision for the future. The flow of space between the existing and new structures facilitates the gathering of different members of the community.
- Prof. Ho Puay Peng (Dr.)
Yuen Wing Ching
Yuen Wing Ching