照片來源:創不同協作

Image Credit: Make A Difference Institute

在地研習室 | 翠屏河畔想像企劃
Tsui Ping River Community Workshop

@2021-2022

主辦單位: 創不同協作

Organizer: Make A Difference Institute


主題伙伴:  渠務署

Thematic Partner: Drainage Services Department

觀塘從衛星城市發展成商貿區,敬業街明渠一直與社區相伴,肩負排洪的要務。如今,這條其貌不揚的“大坑渠”正進行活化工程,重獲新生的“翠屏河”,將可造就怎樣的河畔生活空間?

 

在八節的工作坊,我們由認識河道活化和社區設計、實地考察和街坊訪談開始。經過場地分析和資料疏理後,各組“社區設計師”就社區、環境、河畔生活、韌性城市和社區經濟五個主題,構想了各有特色的創新方案。各組以圖像和文字說明,收集了第一輪網上意見之餘,更邀請到台中嘉賓點評。聽取意見後,各組深化方案雛型,以模型、街頭訪問等實測方案成效,收集更多街坊意見,並着手準備下一步工作。方案雛型設計接近成熟, 就是動手製作的時候!從想像到實踐,為邁向更怡人的河畔空間踏出一小步!

 

努力了四個月,一眾“社區設計師”的五個方案於翠屏河花園展出。《觀塘靈感扭蛋機》讓大家隨機抽取觀塘的食、買、玩建議和小故事,同時鼓勵大家探索翠屏河畔社區及促進地區經濟。《爬寵連結社》以嬌小、靜態但又很有特色的爬蟲類寵物,推動人與人之間的連結,建立社區韌性。《鬆一Zone》讓公眾創造自己的舒適區域,如果可以借用車軚凳、創意屏風,及各式各樣的休閒用品,河畔的公共空間會否變得不一樣?還有《社區搵食之旅》以食連結社區,團隊製作網上“搵食地圖”,介紹街坊推介和小店故事,更在區內不同角落放置精美的資訊板,帶領大家發掘特色小店。最後《流動休閒站》能夠沿河畔遊走,提供各種各樣休閒小玩意、樂器、禪繞畫、漂書等,促進人與人、人與河流的互動,令河畔生活更多元、更有彈性,以及提供更多可能性。
 

In the decades that Kwun Tong developed from a satellite town to a business hub, the King Yip Street Nullah has always been with the community and bears the mission of flood discharge. Now that this unsightly nullah is being revitalized into "Tsui Ping River", how can we envision the possibilities of new living spaces in the riverside community? 

 

In this 8-session design workshop, we started with learning about river revitalisation and community design, site visit and interviews with kai fong. After site analysis, each group of “social designers” brainstormed on innovative ideas around 5 topics – community, environment, living by the river, resilient city, and local economy. The ideas were presented to guests from Taichung in an online meeting and also to general public via online survey. With their feedbacks, the groups refined their prototypes, did field testing with models, collect more feedbacks from street interviews, and produced the prototypes for an one-day exhibition in Tsui Ping River Garden.

 

The 5 innovative prototypes are all unique in creating a new community vibe and spark new imaginations. “Kwun Tong Inspirations Gashapon Machines” provide suggestions for where to eat, shop and hang out in Kwun Tong, as well as stories of the neighbourhood, in order to encourage visitors to explore the neighbourhood around Tsui Ping River and support the local economy. “Reptiles Connective” connects people and passer-by in public space with small yet unique pet reptiles, thereby strengthening urban resilience. “Zone2” let people to create their own little comfort zone by providing movable tyre chairs and creative partitions, shading devices, workout gear, and musical instruments etc., which people can borrow. “Kwun Tong Food Hunt” connects the community with an online “Kwun Tong Food Map”. The team also display info panels at different corners of Kwun Tong, inviting the passer-by to explore this unique neighbourhood. Last but not least, “Fun on the Move” is a mobile cart that offer all types of fun – musical instrument, pencils and paper for Zentangle , book-crossing shelves, etc. to encourage interactions among community stakeholders, connect people with the river, and contribute to a more vibrant community life.