Gravity’s winning proposal for North Point Harbour’s redevelopment reopens the waterfront to pedestrians, connecting fragmented public spaces in nearby area to a hub of social and cultural dynamism. By Rejuvenating existing piers and building a boardwalk under the Eastern Corridor, public spaces were generated on a site with limited open land.
Under the theme “BOYB – Bring your Own Biennale”, the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism is an arena for public involvement, experimentations and reflections. With our Principal Frank Yu as a member of the Hong Kong curating team, Gravity is tasked with transforming the West Kowloon waterfront promenade into a viable exhibition venue, including the main Pavilion, a temporary structure made out of rolls of paper.
Our showcased Projects focuses on the relationship between the building and its social context, it was divided in two parts: Tracing – A look into architecture upon repurposing legacy structure and its relation to cultural memory. Sichuan Intermediate Relieve Housing – A response to the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, proposing an architectural solution to retain the local social fabric.