En-on, Tenont By Yeung Ka Yee Carmen, Yip Wing Lun Erica
         

En-on, Tenont

​By Yeung Ka Yee Carmen, Yip Wing Lun Erica

 

Its is no doubt that Hong Kong is a highly urbanized city crowded with high-rises. Even though upward development of settlements isn't new to Hong Kong, there's always room for modification, given that the  availability of standard living space for those who are economically disadvantaged is always sparse under the pressure of Hong Kong's infamous/notable expensive land price.

The chosen building, The Camel Print Centre, is an aged building located in one the most enduring industrial towns in Hong Kong, Kwun Tong. Since Kwun Tong is at the centre of Hong Kong and thus the junction of people flow, revitalization is imperative. Our design aims at energizing the place by installing spontaneous parasitic living module on top of buildings without damaging it's structure and can be uninstalled or shifted. In light of the growing diversity of leisure entertainments and job opportunities in Kwun Tong there's a potential of transforming the old town into a quality living quarter  especially for the young adults who can barely afford to rent a compact flat.

City Above the City architecture competition

Plan B : City Above the City architecture competition 
 

Metsä Wood challenged architects and students around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants from 40 countries created their Plan B to urbanisation using wood (Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building. The entries were designed to 69 cities worldwide.

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