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Back Alley Filter: Urban Environmental Interventions in Hong Kong

Related Staff : Fai Au, Ulrich Kirchhoff

Student: Ji Xiang
Supervisor: Fai Au, Ulrich Kirchhoff

Thesis Abstract

With increasing demands for public space, the redevelopment schemes in Hong Kong led by the government and real estate developers aim to create an image of clean alleys to relieve the urgency. Although the city’s back alleys are usually cramped with building service equipment that have negative environment impacts on the environment, the functionality of these space is not addressed in the schemes. By looking into environmental principles, the proposal treats back alleys as a filter rather than the source of environmental harm, reversing the negative connotations through passive and active strategies and eventually providing a hygienic and pleasant environment for the public.

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE