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Tranquil Escape - Sound Meditation in Ngau Chi Wan Village

Project locationNgau Chi Wan , Hong Kong
University/SchoolThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
Lead ArchitectYuet Long Chan

Ngau Chi Wan, a hidden urban village in Hong Kong, was meant to appear rural with squatter constructions. The connection between squatters and mental exchanges is investigated. The purpose of the project is to create a refuge for visitors from the stresses of city life. Several formats and types of rooms are suggested for visitors to experience the location and discover themselves. Multiple wall thicknesses and sound absorption levels allows a variety of meditation experiences.