Related Staff : Ying Zhou
Chater Garden (遮打花園) in Hong Kong serves as the point of departure for this studio’s investigations of Locus as driver for architectural design in the city.
The choice of this site in Hong Kong’s Central is a continuation of an earlier, year long architectural design studio that focused on the same broader area of investigation. This year, students research and analyse the area around the garden which is at once an important office district and the historic center of the city. The studio asks how the interventions into the garden and its surroundings can make the site more responsive to its programmatic needs and civic potential. Students use their reading of the site to develop an architectural prototype that will be tested and refined as a design proposal.