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The Community Project Workshop (CPW) at Faculty of Architecture completes project “Wong Uk”

The Community Project Workshop (CPW) at the Faculty of Architecture completes a project called “Wong Uk”

The Community Project Workshop (CPW) has completed a submission to the HKSAR Revitalization Scheme Batch II for a non-profit organization, ADPL, in December 2009. The Division of Landscape Architecture and the Department of Architecture collaborated on developing a scheme for the existing “Wong Uk” site in Shatin, in which an organic farm is proposed to promote healthy lifestyle in the urban area.

The scheme calls for the preservation of the historical building “Wong Uk” on site, as well as the restoration of the outline of the coast by creating a water feature aligned to the site’s original coastline. There are also education components and catering facilities to the organic farm, both are making use of the existing slopes to create inhabitable interior spaces as well as
green roofs. Other proposed programmes include a horticulture therapy garden as well as farm allotments for rental.

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