Jockey Club HKU Rural-Urban Design Project
Rural Urban Framework: Building a Collective Identity


What does it mean to be part of a community?

How can we work together for positive change?

How can we collaborate and work with others less fortunate than ourselves?

How can design contribute towards building a collective identity?

Two teams of students from Hong Kong travelled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Fujian, China to engage these questions through the Jockey Club HKU Rural-Urban Design Project. At each location students engaged local people and worked directly with local contractors to build new structures that were designed to enable community events and interaction. Each project is an experiment with limited resources and construction techniques and each attempts to trigger a step by step process of community formation.

In Mongolia, residents now have a place for training, reading, playing, district meetings and even gardening in a climate when it reaches -30C during the winter. In Fujian, students took on two abandoned tulous, or traditional mud-walled buildings and inserted new attractor programmes, creating new public activity spaces and kick-starting a process of gradual transformation.

EXHIBITION: 26th -27th October 12-6pm, PMQ Courtyard
The exhibition demonstrates the impact design can have and that the process of building itself is a method to bring people together for collective action.

WORKSHOP: Sunday 27th October 2-4pm, PMQ Courtyard: all ages welcome
Join us for a workshop to cut, assemble and build your own Mongolian or Tulou community space. Work with the team and learn about their involvement as well as getting hands-on experience of the design process itself. See how your design could empower the community!

STUDENT SHARING: Saturday 26th October 3pm/ 5pm, and Sunday 27th October 5pm

Organised by:
Rural Urban Framework, The Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

Funded by:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Partnering Institutions:
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
Hong Kong Design Institute


賽馬會港大城村設計項目
城村架構:建構共同身份


成為社區的一部分意味著什麼?

我們如何共同帶來正面改變?

我們如何和那些較弱勢的人合作?

設計如何為建立共同社區身份做出貢獻?

通過賽馬會港大城村設計項目,兩批香港學生來到了蒙古烏蘭巴托和中國福建,探討了這些問題。學生在每個地點,都和當地人互動,並與當地承包商合作,興建一個促進社區關係的新建築項目。每個項目都是在有限資源下,以及建築技術下的實驗;而每個嘗試,都是逐步建構新社區的過程。

在蒙古,居民現可在這建築內訓練、閱讀、嬉戲、開會,甚至可在冬天零下30°C的天氣下耕種。在福建,學生們學習在兩座荒廢土樓上或另一傳統泥牆建築中,加入新元素,創造了一個新的公共活動空間,開啟逐步演變的過程。

展覽:
10月26日至27日
12nn-6pm 元創方地面廣場

展覽展示了設計所帶來的影響,並演示了建築是連繫人們集體協作的過程。

研討會:

10月27日(星期日)
下午2時 - 4時, 元創方地面廣場
歡迎所有人參加

加入我們的工作坊,以切割、組裝去構建屬於你自己的蒙古包或土樓社區空間。與我們團隊共事,了解他們在第一身參與過程中的實際經驗。看看你自己的設計如何為社區賦予活力!

學生分享:
10月26日(星期六)下午3時/5時, 10月27日(星期日)下午5時

主辦:
城村架構,香港大學建築學院

捐助機構:
香港賽馬會慈善信託基金

合作機構:
香港大學專業進修學院
香港知專設計學院