Reuse at Yue Man Square : Miniature as Method for a Melancholic Thought Experiment

再利用裕民枋 : 作為憂鬱思想實驗的微縮模型

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Author(s)

  • Emily Verla Bovino

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-129
Journal / PublicationHKIA Journal
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

What new model of redevelopment for economic diversity and design engagement might the Kwun Tong Town Centre Project (KTTCP) have offered Hong Kong’s low-income residents with a scheme that had aimed at reusing Yue Man Square? In this context, reuse would not have meant replacing old uses for new ones in order to conserve architecture; instead, re-use would have called for ‘using again’ – retaining old uses in ways that re engineered past designs for innovative social solutions through architecture. Using miniatures – models that explore the life of buildings after their construction rather than in their ideation – could have been a real design tool allowing for a practice-based form of civic engagement self-generated by city residents as a vector of new experiments.
筆者以近日裕民坊商場 (YM2) 舉行的-觀塘·傳情 微縮模型展覽作為市區重建局在觀塘及舊裕民坊重建的反思。儘管模型能夠捕捉被拆卸建築的昔日 光彩,筆者認為保留原有建築及其「街坊」文化則更具保育意義。

Research Area(s)

  • Hong Kong, architecture, reuse, Yue Man Square

Citation Format(s)

Reuse at Yue Man Square: Miniature as Method for a Melancholic Thought Experiment. / Bovino, Emily Verla.
In: HKIA Journal, No. 77, 2021, p. 126-129.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 22 - Publication in policy or professional journal