Placemaking Works at Sha Kok Commercial Centre

PrizeHonorable Mention in Landscape Architecture / Small Scale Landscape Projects
Firm LocationHong Kong, Hong Kong
Project locationOpen Space outside cooked food stall in Sha Kok Commercial Centre; 5 Sha Kok Street Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
CompanyGroundwork Architects & Associates Ltd.
Lead ArchitectManfred Yuen & CY Lau
Design TeamCalvin Leung, Ellen Chang, Tiffany Yuen, Vincent Kar, Tris Kee, Thomas Lee, Toby Chan, Hebe Lee, Janet Wong
ClientLink REIT

Link REIT commissioned groundwork in 2021 - to work on an approximate 2500 sq. m placemaking project at Sha Kok estate commercial centre outdoor area. We introduced the “mushroom land” that adds vitality to and improves the aesthetics of this dense residential neighbourhood. We conducted in-depth interviews with residents to uncover Sha Kok’s cultural assets and characteristics. The mushroom-like food stalls contribute to the collective memory within the community and are one of the critical elements of Sha Kok. Thus, the whole placemaking project is themed as a mushroom land.