Culture represents a conglomeration of aggregated wisdom from the local context, and wisdom comes from distilling the knowledge from our people. Our proposed 「My District My People」 utilizes a collection of five abstract forms of housing developments, each one from our five districts from East Kowloon, coming together to form a coherent whole representing the cradle from which our local people reside.
Spanning across from the 1950s to 2010s, the aggregated form spirals itself vertically towards the sky, looking into the future. The proposed steelbar mesh at once resembles our architecture stripped of its concrete to show its internal strength and at the same time dematerializes the whole sculpture into a gradually changing translucent structure that seems to float rather than to cling with the past. One particular piece, the block that represents the Ngau Tau Kok Lower Estate, extends out to greet our visitors and anchors our site with its former foundation reminding us the people who resided here and contributed to our unique culture of Kowloon East.
THE ANCHOR 主體
Ngau Tau Kok Lower Estate block is made proportionate with human scale to suggest more intimate relationship with visitors, and also to anchor the site with its history.
THE COMPONENTS 組件
The sculpture is composed of five types of representative public housing models, each with a distinct proportion and form, coming together as a coherent whole.
THE EPOCHS 時代
The five components are arranged in a spiral manner, each subsequently higher, pointing to the future.
THE ACCENTUATION 強調
The steel mesh density gradually becomes more transparent to accentuate the heights and horizontality of the different blocks, as well as to allow visual transparency towards the centre at eyelevel.