Fong Yuen Study Hall, is one of the six heritage revitalization projects funded by the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Development Bureau and the Yuen Yuen Institute.
Fong Yuen Study Hall was built in the 1920s. It was a local primary school and it was built from the funding collected from the local villagers at Ma Wan. The education of their children seemed to be the only avenue that would be leading them out of poverty at that time
We were commissioned by the Yuen Yuen Institute, a local Taoist philanthropy organization and the Hong Kong Government’s Development Bureau, for the regeneration of this grade three listed building into a 21st Century museum; a museum that would be the testament of the local villager’ struggle for their children’s future.
Our response to the brief was simple: to celebrate the movement and the of the children that were once the occupants of this building. We have lined the interior with an inner second skin of translucent membrane that would be animating the reminisce of the children’s movement trajectories. The complex geometries of the second skin may not be achieved without computational design which would allow every single piece of the fabric to be precisely trimmed and tailored.
GROUNDWORK TEAM Lawrence Law, Manfred Yuen, Issac Chow
LOGO DESIGN Hinz Pak
PHOTOGRAPHER South Ho
LOCATION Hong Kong
CLIENT HKSAR Government Yuen Yuen Institute, Hong Kong