Recycled Architecture: A Participatory Cultural Market

DesignerFrankie Lui
Prize1st Place in Architecture Categories / Other Architectural Designs
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Entry Description

The project promotes the pop culture and art movements by providing a short-term incubator and social space for up-and-coming artists and designers. Recycled containers are repurposes as architectural canvases for graffiti, poetry, and other styles of creative expression. 27 containers form an open and participatory market designed to enhance interactions between individual artists as well as engage the public. A system of organic open spaces was meticulously crafted to produce a seemingly casual nomadic village within a three story scale. An unconventional circulation pattern ensures that visitors are guided not only through the container rooms but also throughout different floors. This path fuses the realms of private and public and encourages intimate encounters between visitors and designers. A human-scaled transparent section was created for visitors. The short visual distances between the container workshops purposefully establishe a cozy and familiar environment.

About Designer

awards: 2002 Hong Kong Young Architect Award, HKIA 2003 Hong Kong Young Architect Award, Asia Cultural Council 2004 20 Architects for the 21st Century, HKIA 2009 Best Paper Award (Design Category), HKIA Journal 2010 President's Prize, HKIA 2012 President's Prize, HKIA 2013 Merit Award, HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium & Awards Affiliation: 2000 Registered Architect, HKARB 2000 Full Member, HKIA 2005 Full Member, HK Designers Association 2007 LEED, U.S. Green Building Council Frankie Lui and Anita Lo founded Atelier Global Limited in 2007.

Awards and Prize

2017 Most Valuable Services Awards in Hong Kong 2017, Hong Kong Most Valuable Companies - Best Renowned Architectural Design Company in Hong Kong SHENZHEN LONGHUA BOOK MALL Tender Winner - Architecture and Interior Design CHANGSHA DIN DIN CREATIVITY CENTRE, CHINA HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards, Silver A’ Design Award, Silver SHENYANG VANKE SALES OFFICE, CHINA A’ Design Award – Interior Design, Silver VANKE HONGSHUWAN SHOW FLAT, CHINA A’ Design Award – Interior Design, Bronze International Design Award – Interior Design, Bronze Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards for Elite - Model House, Award GEMDALE PLAZA, CHINA HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards – Interior Design, Nominated Award a&d Trophy Awards 2017 – Commercial, Retail or Office, Certificate of Excellence 2016 CHANGSHA DIN DIN CREATIVITY CENTRE, CHINA A&D Trophy Awards Asia-Pacific Award International Design Awards, Gold Winner Best Commercial Building of the Year, Kinpan Award GEMDALE PLAZA, CHINA Best Commercial Building of the Year – Interior Design, Kinpan Award China