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Prevention of Deterioration of Built Environment and Landscape Improvement, Lai Chi Wo Village

Client: The Hong Kong Countryside Foundation

Lai Chi Wo village is one of the largest and best-preserved Hakka wall in the Sha Tau Kok area established over 300 years ago, but similar to many other rural villages in Hong Kong, it experienced significant population decline since the 50s. While there have been recent revitalization efforts - indigenous and non-indigenous residents are moving back into Lai Chi Wo-, there are still a number of seriously deteriorated houses in the village. We take the concept of 從 「人不在而屋在」 到 「屋不在而人在」and convert 3 crumbling house lots into village communal spaces, hoping to serve as a catalyst for ongoing cultural rejuvenation.

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