WAN Awards

MONDAY 22 DECEMBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 

HKFYG Jockey Club, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tuesday 30 Oct 2012
 

Adaptive Re-use of Hong Kong Youth Group Jockey Club

 
BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Award Entry

Transformation of an abandoned car park in Shek Pai Wan estate into youth centre 


This building was transformed from a car park on the Shek Pai Wan housing estate to a youth centre to represent Hong Kong's main youth work organistation. The adaptive re-use of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey building has been specifically altered to consider; structure, electrical and mechanical aspects, ergonomics and interior and lighting designs to enhance its functionality.

An adaptive re-use architectural design provides new life to existing architecture by introducing new functions and elements to a building and create a ‘re-birth' of the architecture. In a hyper-density city such as Hong Kong, in which there is no more land for new building, the need for such re-birth of architecture is essential to transform abandoned architecture and create a new lease of life. 

The new Creative Media Centre for Youth is equipped with new functions like a drop in area, video hall, souvenir shop, multi-function rooms, broadcasting rooms, theatres, lecture halls, drama recording rooms, radio-broadcasting rooms, computer rooms, cafeteria, staff rooms and a consultation room.

The strategy of recycling existing abandoned architecture by introducing new functions and elements is a necessity which is why adaptive re-use is such a new and hot topic in the future architectural vision of Hong Kong and other hyper-density cities. Adaptive re-use is a tentative topic in Hong Kong but it acts as sustainability and adaptability in city planning in a highly populated Asian country. 

Key Facts

Status
Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd
www.barrieho.com

More projects by this architect

Utilisation of leftover space underneath Flyover for HK Federation of Women T.S. Kwok Service Centre

Conservation and restoration of pre-war Bungalows

Headquarters for HKCAAVQ

The Mercer @ Mercer Street

Skynet, Logo Square, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

More Projects

Latest Jobs in Hong Kong

Rail Architects

Senior Interior Designer – Hospitality

F&B Designer Hong Kong

Junior Business Development Officer – Hong Kong

PR Officer - Hong Kong

Associate – Workplace Design – Hong Kong

Business Development Director – Workplace

 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site