Adrian Lo of ALo Design has shared with us his winning entry for the Hong Kong Eastern Harborfront Street Furniture Design Competition. Images of the project as well as a brief summary of both Adrian’s project and the competition itself can be seen after the break.
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR THE ENTRY
Simple but conscious designs to highlight the Eastern District Waterfront as public-enjoyable urban green extension. It is designed to promote inclusive inter-action and exchange, also the fresh, harmonious and healthy image of the District. Sustainable, modular, easy maintenance, effectively low cost and barrier-free are fully addressed. This all-in-one design stands out with its ability to adapt any target location, both in size and function.
The design functions sustainably and at the same time achieves an inclusive solution to encourage every public to use the furniture piece. (i.e. environmental friendly, long-lasting and people-oriented.)
The design was liked very much buy the Jury panel, due to the “All in One” (modular design) and “One for All” (Barrier Free Design) design concepts, with the seamless integration of green and sustainable systems.
After all, as a designer to design a good architecture / furniture, it is always important to bear in mind our social and environmental responsibility while we are designing our creations. This ideology has been well shown in the entry and it exhibits the high level of design input and functional considerations.
In respond to public voices and government plan to upgrade the Eastern Harbourfront area, The Working Group on Waterfront Development in Eastern District, Planning Works and Housing Committee of Eastern District Council organized the street furniture design competition, which aimed raise public awareness on cultural, design and social aspect of our environment, and at the same time collect outstanding design ideas in the making of the furniture to beautify the waterfront of Hong Kong.
The result of the Hong Kong Eastern Harborfront Street Furniture Design Competition was just announced earlier this month on 6th March2011, current post-graduate Architectural Student at the University of Hong Kong won the Championship with his design “All in One, One for All’.
Entrants were asked to design at least three of the following: Benches, railings, flower pots, signage, litter bins, lampposts, pavilions and pergolas to highlight the characteristics of Eastern District and fulfill the functional need of Eastern harbourfront park.