Envisioned as more than just a public resting space, Ting Yat Ting is a semi-enclosed pavilion that invites users to take a break from their busy lives to engage with the city on a deeper level.
Hong Kong-based Mentor
Samuel Wong (HK)
Architecture and Landscape
Vivian Ng (HK)
Industrial and Product Design
Sylvia Chan (HK)
Writing and Criticism
At the start of the project, the team thought of designing a leisurely lunch space for the white collars in Central, a mobile park that goes with food trucks, a place near the Sai Wan Pier for young people’s activities, or a playground that adults and children could both use. Yet, we soon reached a consensus that we would like to create a space not only for leisure, but also to make people reflect on the meaning of leisure, or even the meaning of life. We thus began to design Ting Yat Ting as a space for reflection.
Please read page 122 - 145 of our Programme Portfolio for more details.
Ting Yat Ting broadens the concept of a park. In our project, a park is not only a physical space, but also an experience. Ting Yat Ting offers a space for us to relax and to reflect on life. This pop-up micro-park can be set up in different areas of Hong Kong, such as Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Ngau Tau Kok, Quarry Bay. They can be installed on demand. These microparks will form an ever-changing network that captures different happenings in Hong Kong. It documents the beauty of the city in a new way (that differs from typical postcard shots). This big network of smallness will eventually change how we perceive insignificance in the city and in life.