Toy as Architecture, Part 2 | GROUNDWORK Architects + Associates Ltd.

K11 Fairyland Playscape Hong Kong / 2018

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Inspired by the “Journey to the West”(「西遊記」), a Chinese classic literature which depicts the adventure of the legendary character Monkey King.


Yuen, who read the novel when he was 10, has brought “Yushan” (「玉山」), the ethereal place from the story Jade Mountain, into the real world.


We were commissioned by K11 because they learned  that we have conducted a 18 months studies on the existing Hong Kong Playgrounds for the Hong Kong Government. K11 has a long tradition of working with "up and coming" local and international artists and they felt that our research might have a great potential to be translated into a playable art piece. 


Social and humanistic values formed the core of our studio, thus, we felt obligated to be doing more for the next generation. 


 


PLAY INSTRUCTIONS


1. This is a piece of art and architecture; the entire space constitute the “toy”. 


2. It is an abstract art that wish to inspire. The participants are also part of the art work. 


3. This space is all about taking risks, because challenges can be fun


4. The structure is more bouncy and difficult than you think, please be careful!


5. For the best play experience, go bare foot (no socks). You may store your shoes in the shoe racks. 


6. Please enjoy and take a lots of pictures!


 


Most visitors would tell us that they loved how the space gelled with the music composed by Eugene Leung as well as the lighting; the lighting effect , which was quite important for the experience and the aesthetics of the "toy”


The more we were engaged with children, the more that we have realized how architecture should allow children to explore the world. Toys are  exploratory apparatus for children, they are very important for kids' development, thus can architecture be more exploratory? 

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    Inspired by the “Journey to the West”(「西遊記」), a Chinese classic literature which depicts the adventure of the legendary character Monkey King. Yuen, who read the novel when he was 10, has brought “Yushan” (「玉山」), the ethereal place from the story Jade Mountain, into the real world. We were commissioned by K11 because they learned  that we have conducted a 18 months studies on the existing Hong Kong Playgrounds for the Hong Kong Government. K11 has a long tradition...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work started in 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Client K11
    • Contractor Wong Ka Hung
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Exhibitions /Installations
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