Let´s celebrate Rain
HK / Shenzhen = Monsoon climate
We love Rain, we hate Rain, we Cantons LIVE Rain
Have you ever seen the color of Rain?
A shelter shields us from the weather. A shelter can be simple, a house, a cave, a space suit, an umbrella.
The hawker center embodied the simplest manifestation of a shelter – a shelter to cook, to eat and to interact.
Have you thought of an inverted umbrella, the nature of the umbrella changes radically when it is simply inverted; it became a rain collector.
We are creating a collective Rain Collector, let´s flesh out the true color, the sound and the poetics of Rain
Our work was to build an innovative Hawker Stall (Dai Pai Dong) which celebrates this unique local heritage and design spectacle. Our design pays tribute to Dai Pai Dong – the silent observer of the city´s growth and prosperity. Within a larger context, the event is to celebrate the Hong Kong spirit (versatile, innovative, unified) through the analogy of rain.
To enhance the mobility of the Hawker Stall design, the structure also functions as a rain collector: the collected water acted as the weight which anchors the structure on ground. The collected water is filtered and may be used for washing.
With the support of our collaborator – Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Electronic Engineering, we aim to produce an architecture with the latest display end energy technologies.
GROUNDWORK TEAM Stephen Suen, Manfred Yuen
DESIGN TEAM Alex Jiang, Stephen Ip, Ricky Lee, Alvis Ko, May Ho, Aries Nip, Lolita Lei, Loraine Wong, Perry Tse
PHOTOGRAPHER Alvin Wong
LOCATION West Kowloon, Hong Kong
EXHIBITION ORGANIZER Hong Kong Shenzhen Architectural Biennale