Related Staff : Kent Mundle
Student: Li Jing
The project starts with the issue of housing in Hong Kong, trying to develop an urban scheme of cooperative housing with the odd lots along MTR for people who can’t afford to live in this city. Whenever the issue is mentioned, the first thing being referred to would be the shortage of affordable housing and social housing, however, to achieve true affordability of housing, we firstly need to access to cheap land. Therefore, the thesis proposes a possibility to use the unwanted and unnoticed plots linked by the MTR lines to build a railway commune, where residents can not only enjoy the convenience brought by the transportation system itself, but also the shared spaces and facilities provided by the community.