Project of Department of Architecture showcased in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice Biennale 2018 in Venice, Italy

With the biennale theme ‘Free Space’, the design project “Urban Living Room” is selected to be one of the exhibits at the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice Biennale 2018 in Venice, Italy. The project is a collaborative effort by HKSKH MacLehose Centre and Department of Architecture (led by Department Head Prof Paul Chu and M.Arch student Victor Chu), and is funded by Urban Renewal Fund of Urban Renewal Authority (URA). It is now on the show until 25 Nov 2018. 

The project beautifies Ping Lai Path, Kwai Chung and makes it a ‘Community of Harmony’ through social integration and empowerment. The exhibit depicts the spontaneous use of public space in Ping Lai Path by residents of different ethnicity, e.g. Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalese, Bangladeshis, Sri-Lankans who use Ping Lai Path as a communal space for living, dining, laundry, studying and praying purpose in a harmonious manner. Residents organize bottom-up initiatives such as guided tours, communal events, etc for the public. It makes Ping Lai Path a miniature of culture diversity of ‘free space’ with a generosity and inclusivity to facilitate better humanity and sustainability in the district. 

 

Exhibit ‘Urban Living Room’ by Department of Architecture on the show in Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy

The project standing amongst exhibits by other Hong Kong Architects

Entrance to the Hong Kong Pavilion

Internal forum being held at the Hong Kong Pavilion