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Lai Chi Bowl Village, Coloane, Macau: Design of Commercial Space for the Transformation of Old Shipyard Buildings in Macau

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Heritage Architecture
Project locationMacau, China
University/SchoolMacau University of Science and Technology
Lead ArchitectJiayi Cai
Design TeamCai Jia Yi / Interior Designer / Macau University of Science and Technology. Cai Jia-Liang / Product Designer / Macau University of Science and Technology. Yuni Zhang / Environmental Designer / Macau University of Science and Technology. Jian Zhang/Environmental Designer/University of Science and Technology, Macau.
ClientMacau Plus One Product Design Lab

Ranked fourth most popular Macau for international visitors in 2021, the value of the Lai Chi Bowl shipyard area is mainly reflected in the shipbuilding craftsmanship of the mid to late twentieth century, the life vein and village form of the Lai Chi Bowl village formed due to the shipbuilding industry, and the landscape vein of the entire area. The project is based on the principle of keeping the old and taking the new and the existing building conditions for renovation, using the building form to guide the natural ventilation inside the building (spiral form) and increase the light.