AIA Hong Kong is pleased to host a tour to Yi Pei Square Playground park, recently launched by Design Trust Futures Studio and other collaborators and stakeholders in the community.
Yi Pei Square Playground is a testament to Design Trust’s continuous and dedicated efforts in bringing together the local communities and other stakeholders from both private and public sectors to transform the unique concepts by cross-disciplinary design experts into meaningful outcomes that impact society or public spaces in Hong Kong. The Park explores the idea of creating a “communal living room” within a densely populated residential area in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, that is surrounded by subdivided flats, suitable for residents of all ages. The design of the space incorporated the residents’ needs researched through a series of public engagement and workshops, facilitating multi-generational interactions for residents. The public space allows the public to enjoy the inclusive and custom-made play equipment, dedicated leisure and activities zones for different users as well as the specially designed graphics and floor patterns. More details on the park here: https://designtrust.hk/newsletter/yi-pei-square-playground-tsuen-wan/
In this tour, Marisa Yiu, AIA, co-founder and Executive Director of Design Trust will share and discuss the collaborative process involved and her devotion to the positive values of design in the role for shaping a better Hong Kong and the region we live in. Please RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full name and membership number by 5:00pm on Thursday May 13, 2021 and, if you have any questions, contact the Chapter office at email@example.com / 2882-6011.
Tour Date May 15, 2021 – Saturday
Time 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Location Yi Pei Square Playground, Tsuen Wan (Sha Tsui Road / Chuen Lung Street)
About the Speaker
MARISA YIU is the Co-founder and Executive Director of DESIGN TRUST, an initiative of Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, which is a registered charity founded in 2007. DESIGN TRUST encourages and supports creative research initiatives related to Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, within an international context. She has been instrumental in shaping the growth of this NGO since 2014, and spearheaded the Design Trust Futures Studio program in 2017. Yiu is also a practicing architect and Founding Partner of ESKYIU, an award winning, multi-disciplinary architectural design and research studio that actively integrates culture, community, art and technology into their projects, from their base in Hong Kong.