|DOMAT is a not-for-profit architectural practice.
We work with communities and people who do not normally have access to architects. We believe that everybody is entitled to a good living environment, and that good design should be available at all levels of society. Through the processes of research, design and implementation, we engage with local people to understand the communities involved.|
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|Tokwawan Community Engagement Design; Hong Kong|
The vibrant district of Hong Kong has not undergone recent urban development. There are many informal public spaces and a special local character. What does the future hold for these areas?
Workshops provide an opportunity for us to talk with local people and understand their community. Focusing on the cultural value of the area, we undertook research with members of To Kwa Wan community to generate ideas for dealing with recycled materials, and to inform a new design for a community gathering point.
An urban furniture is designed for local communities including residents, shop owners and recycler to integrate their relationship in the street. The furniture could be stacked to reduce area and expand when needed for community activities. Area to display for a local supermarket facilitate product display and enhance the communication with their customers, and also initiatives for the shop keeper to look after the furniture. The furniture allow to be used as seating for community gatherings and also act as a recycling point to organize glass bottles and aluminum cans indirectly produced from local supermarket.
Project Name: Urban Furniture in Hung Fook Street
Location: To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
Architect: DOMAT Limited
Team: Maggie Ma, Mark Kingsley, Luka Ng, Adeline Chan, Vincent Tse, Brian Kam, Tanya Tsui, Echo Xiang, Calvin Liang, Jo Shen, Jenny Tang, Rosalia Leung, Wanting Yim
Initiating Organization: St. James' Settlement (House of Stories)
Donor: Urban Renewal Fund
Project Date: March 2015 - August 2016
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