152 Wanchai Visual Archive 灣仔視集

2010-2011 | Wanchai, Hong Kong 香港灣仔
Team Lee Shu-fan, Hung Chi-tai, Li Jason, Ying MatthewClient ACTS GroupContractor HogoEnvironmental Graphics TrilinguaPhotography Steve Kwok Photographywww.visualarchive.hk

In stark contrast to rural living, dwelling in the heart of a city involves constant encounters of a city’s intricate layers. How does one convert a spent building, standing in the midst of some of the most interesting monuments in the historic Wanchai, into a modern comfort home for many while asserting itself a respectful member of the evolving neighborhood?

The remaking of the tenement building into The Archive not only promises a comfort home with modern amenities, but also attempts to transcend the mere physical into a space sprinkled with vibrant happenings that is the essence of urban living. Tenants and visitors alike, can contemplate the local history in the Wanchai Visual Archive while sipping a coffee, or discuss the local aesthetics re-interpreted into the building while admiring an artwork in the Gallery.

This co-existence of the old and the new once again reinforces the Hong Kong spirit of constant reinventions. The ubiquitous tenement building, once a collection of separate living quarters, has been given a new life as a collective hub of rigorous sharing of ideas, lifestyles, and culture.

相比起鄉村生活環境,城中的居所牽涉到很多錯綜複雜層面。怎樣才能將位於具有歷史價值、古蹟處處的灣仔的唐樓,轉化成一個現代化家居,而又能夠融入其成熟的鄰里環境當中?

把唐樓重塑成灣仔視集不只是為了提供一個現代化的舒適家居,更是要超越只是一般物理性的改變,所以應該在空間中注入一些有意義的事件,才是城市生活的精髓。租戶及訪客可以在裡面小呷咖啡的同時,能回想一下在灣仔的歷史,或當在展覽中欣賞作品,討論如何將本土美學重新演繹。

這個新舊交融的共存理念再度鞏固了在不斷重塑的香港精神。這隨處可見的唐樓被賦予了新生命,提供了一個平台讓人能認真地討論和分享彼此的理念、價值觀以及不同文化。

The Archive graphic system by trilingua