Walking on Tung Choi Street and Nullah Road, have you noticed that there is an enclosed open space in the center of the crowded neighbourhood? The vacant lot used to be a petrol station. After the demolition, there was no long-term plan. It has been abandoned for nearly 9 years. This site is located at the heart of a vibrant area that is surrounded by important attractions, such as the flower market, the lady market, and the pet street.
In the past few months, Collaboratehk collaborated with the research team and students from the School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the Concerns for Grassroots’ Livelihood Alliance (CGLA) and Alliance for Children’s Development Rights (ACDR) to explore the idea of ‘making place’ as a method to develop a more inclusive and vibrant urban environment, and how Tactical Urbanism can reclaim public urban spaces for the community.
Nullahplace was designed with the objective of demonstrating how the use of temporary urban design interventions can be an effective bottom-up planning tool to reactivate abandoned and residual urban spaces. By exploring the idea of ‘making place’ as a method to develop a more inclusive and vibrant urban environment, the project was conceived to create new areas for social interaction in this dense urban area of Kowloon.
Date : 5 / 2022 - 7 / 2022
Time : 09 : 00 - 18 : 00
Location : Nullah Street, Prince Edward
Join us to hear our making stories and the community’s public space visions and share your ideas to us on how to activate residual space in the high density city context!