Elective

PBCV Learning Center  

Hong Kong 2017

"Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking and structures that shape and inform our lives." Joseph Beuys

 

This project focuses on the design of a small Learning Centre for the Sisters of the Precious Blood Community in the New Territories, Hong Kong.  Students will develop a design for a 200m² education facility in a vacant plot adjacent to the Sister’s complex.

Architecture is fundamentally connected to building.  Students seldom, during the course of their studies, design projects that get built; however when confronted with the realities of construction, the architect is challenged with issues that go beyond aesthetics and functionality.  Faced with the prospect of building, a new set of parameters enter the equation: considerations relating to feasibility, phasing, access, availability, cost, contingencies and most importantly collaboration play a crucial role in the implementation of a design. 

Team work is an essential part of the architectural process, during this course students will collaboratively prepare a construction documentation set for a small educational building.  The new Learning Centre will be a sustainable building where young girls can learn and gain knowledge about ecological and social issues.  It is part of a masterplan for a bigger site accommodating a residential block, a spiritual garden and an urban farm.

FACTS

Course Instructor

Prof. Peter W. Ferretto

Students

Beryl WONG

Eric Cheung

Jefferson CHAN

JIANG Heng

Larissa LEUNG

LI Alex Kelvin

MA Ting Kwong

SHI Yu

TAM Wing Nga

Zoe ZHAO

 

Category

Library

Children