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Des Voeux Daydream

SO – IL + Arup
(USA)

Des Voeux Daydream

SO – IL + Arup
(USA)

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Hong Kong is a city of infinite sounds, sights, smells, and textures. Each carry with it the possibility of new experiences and the discovery new parts of the city. The exceptional corridor of DVRC epitomizes this circumstance. As DVRC transitions from cars to pedestrians, the opportunities to embrace the diversity of its life multiply. It is an environment that senses that hosts alternately office workers, tourists, executives, street vendors, artists, performers, trams, and all the accompany them. Our proposal seeks to amplify these senses. Five “rooms” each offer a new physical platform to host familiar activities in new ways. Each framework suggests new ways of occupying the street, and diverse scales of activity that bring together communities.

Each room transforms everyday street life of Hong Kong into a daydream: something almost familiar but entirely new.
Vision
Hong Kong is a city of infinite sounds, sights, smells, and textures. Each carry with it the possibility of new experiences and the discovery new parts of the city. The exceptional corridor of DVRC epitomizes this circumstance. As DVRC transitions from cars to pedestrians, the opportunities to embrace the diversity of its life multiply. It is an environment that senses that hosts alternately office workers, tourists, executives, street vendors, artists, performers, trams, and all the accompany them. Our proposal seeks to amplify these senses. Five “rooms” each offer a new physical platform to host familiar activities in new ways. Each framework suggests new ways of occupying the street, and diverse scales of activity that bring together communities.

Each room transforms everyday street life of Hong Kong into a daydream: something almost familiar but entirely new.
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About the Team

SO – IL is an internationally recognized architectural design firm based in New York. Led by Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, and Ilias Papageorgiou, SO – IL’s work is grounded in the conviction that architecture’s power resides in its ability to affect humankind for the better. Their participatory practice has resulted in award-winning spaces for creativity, innovation, culture, learning and living around the globe. Their projects explore fundamental questions like “How do we want to live?” in innovative, expansive ways. SO – IL first made a splash with “Pole Dance” for MoMA PS1, a playful installation that invited visitors to interact with communal space in new and unexpected ways. Through projects like the Kukje Gallery in Seoul and the Manetti Shrem Museum at UC Davis, SO – IL has become known for exploring the territory between craft and digital production and for experimenting with translucent and porous effects that blur edges and open up spaces.
About the Team
SO – IL is an internationally recognized architectural design firm based in New York. Led by Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, and Ilias Papageorgiou, SO – IL’s work is grounded in the conviction that architecture’s power resides in its ability to affect humankind for the better. Their participatory practice has resulted in award-winning spaces for creativity, innovation, culture, learning and living around the globe. Their projects explore fundamental questions like “How do we want to live?” in innovative, expansive ways. SO – IL first made a splash with “Pole Dance” for MoMA PS1, a playful installation that invited visitors to interact with communal space in new and unexpected ways. Through projects like the Kukje Gallery in Seoul and the Manetti Shrem Museum at UC Davis, SO – IL has become known for exploring the territory between craft and digital production and for experimenting with translucent and porous effects that blur edges and open up spaces.