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Re-Earth: A Regeneration of Obsolete Landscapes

MArch Thesis 2021-22

Related Staff : Kent Mundle

Student: Lester Chung

 

POSITION STATEMENT

The notion of death is often associated with misfortune, and funerary infrastructures are unwelcomed by the public in Hong Kong. To maximize the provision of funerary services, user experiences in existing urban death infrastructures are often compromised by spatial and operational efficiencies.

This thesis utilizes the potentials of obsolete territories, specifically quarries, as an active response to the impending public health and environmental issue. The project is an experiment to envision opportunities to reappropriate these unique typologies, and to rethink and reorientate priorities of funerary experiences. Through reconnecting human and the landscape, the proposal questions an architect’s agency and limitations in activating social transformations.

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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE