Skip-Park transforms a construction skip into a mobile micro-park combining a playscape, a mini playground or resting space for citizens, and an algae wall designed to absorb excess carbon dioxide. It offers a low-cost green solution for densely populated and polluted districts such as Mong Kok.
Stephen Ip (HK)
Architecture and Landscape
Cesar Harada (HK)
New Media and Technology
Exploring the possibilities and opportunities of “pop-up” and “temporal” spaces, the team decided to work on street skips. Walking the borderline between legality and illegality, they hope to reclaim public space via a network of micro-parks transformed from these street skips.
Stephen and Ffion focused on the research and design of playscape in the skip, while Cesar brought his maker/environmentalist experience by advising on production and the air-purifying design. The team also worked closely with their mentor Mimi.
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Our concept is to repurpose a skip into a mobile micro-park, a “photobioreactor” to be accurate. Residents of the neighbourhood can monitor changes in air quality through a series of sensors installed in the skip. This “fresh air rental” service fits right into the density constrain, the availability of a large amount of C02 and the convenience that Hong Kongers love above all.