204 Transparent Ancestor Hall 透明祠堂

2015 | Hong Kong Polytechnic University 香港理工大學
Team Lee Shu-fan, Chan Derek, Lo Alex, Ma OrchidClient Jockey Club Design Institute of Social InnovationContractor Castle Engineering LimitedPhotography Steve Kwok PhotographyFestival website www.10dayfest.hk

Out of the many functions of a traditional ancestral hall is to gather the community in one place for festivities from the immediate neighbourhoods. This particular function is temporal, location based, and happens at a specific time. When the community grew immensely larger beyond its spherical influence, this function lost its momentum. Now, we are bringing the transparent Ancestor Hall to you, right at the heart of the community during mid-autumn. Permeable yet has a sense of enclosure, the hall facilitates interactions happening both with-in and with-out simultaneously.

透明祠堂傳統祠堂的許多功能之一是舉辦家族或社區的慶祝活動。這個特定的功能短暫而具地域性,只在特定的時間發生。當社區變得過於龐大及複雜的時候,這個功能便失去了凝聚的動力。在這個中秋,與其鎮守福地,透明祠堂主動走進大家的社區。這個同時具有穿透性及圍合感的祠堂,讓無論在堂內或堂外進行的慶祝活動都與群眾產生互動。