Project: "Recycled Architecture: A Participatory Cultural Market"
Company:Atelier Global Limited
Designer(s): Company Name: Atelier Global Limited, Hong Kong Designers: Frankie Lui, C C Law, Hong Kong
Category: Architecture Categories, Professional
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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 the Designer/Company
Atelier Global is a young and aspiring practice that has strong belief in the power of design and creativity. We regard architectural design as quintessential to living environments that constantly encounters new and emerging needs. Hence we are not bounded by a conventional modernism approach with a singularity concern on differentiation of space and function. Rather, we always search for possibilities that may not be easily foreseen, and create projects with new insights by establishing various seemingly unrelated cross links to different project types, scales and spaces. Our systematic yet trans-boundary approach on design has been successfully applied to comprehensive project types including culture, education, hospitality, living communities, retail and working spaces. All of our projects are executed with critical attention to details and our completed projects have received renowned recognition from the professional industry. Atelier Global has received numerous design awards from Hong Kong and Cross-strait professional institutions and is actively involved in academic and cultural research including design Biennales and university teaching.