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.
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.