The competition sprung from Chinas urgent need for a low cost, easily replicable social housing solution, addressing realistic demands in terms of space, mobility and living quality. Our design of a modularized, easily transportable unit, one capable of expanding according to different flat sizes won the Silver award among hundreds of entries.
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.