“Participatory design” and “public engagement” are terms which appear more and more often in contemporary architectural discourse. While the power distribution between architect, client and users always falls into the realm of open-ended discussion, the “participatory” approach has been highly promoted due to its consideration of the voices of all stakeholders, especially the users, in the production of architecture and is often seen as a way to bridge between the profession and the general public.
This project is an action-research on the topic of participatory design in architecture. Invited by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, architectural students from The University of Hong Kong were invited to redesign the Kowloon City Themed Walking Trail Route 4 – Hoi Sum Promenade with the engagement of local communities.
Participatory Design Study on Kowloon City Themed Walking Trail Route 4 Hoi Sum Promenade
Hoi Sum Promenade, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Status of Construction
Design study stage
6.5 km walking trail
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
Rosalia H.C. Leung (course instructor) and students from Department of Architecture, HKU
Rosalia H.C. Leung, Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong