Our energetic faculty members and students engage with the real world through innovative designs informed by rigorous research. Click on the selected projects below to learn more about our social sensibilities.
Book Tree (Hong Kong) by
Prof. Peter Ferretto and Condition_Lab
The Book Tree was a wooden structure where children could play while reading. It transformed a neglected corner beneath a flyover into an open community space for neighbourhood residents, showing how design can make a social impact through the use of residual spaces.
Dou Pavilion at
Venice Biennale 2016 by
Prof. Zhu Jingxiang
Built on a 1:1 scale to its original model, the Pavilion brought pre-fab building technology and its social impact to the world's most famous architectural exhibition.
Floating Fields (Shenzhen) by
Prof. Thomas Chung
Floating Fields transforms a former flour factory in Shenzhen into a productive pondscape and enjoyable public space.
Magic Carpet (Hong Kong) by
Prof. Hendrik Tieben
Magic Carpet transforms an underused public space into an outdoor cinema for one evening, combining urban design and placemaking, documentary filming and community engagement.
Meili Primary School (Shenzhen) by
Prof. Zhu Jingxiang
The transition campus of Meili Primary School is a pioneering example of innovative lightweight architecture that contributes to educational infrastructure development in Greater Bay Area.
TOROO Pavilion by
Prof. Kristof Crolla
An engaging public art installation that challenges the limits of what is architecturally possible with bamboo splits as a building material, combining sustainable construction with local craftsmanship to activate public space.
Village Reactivation Workshops (Hunan) by
Prof. Peter Ferretto
A stimulating example of socially motivated architecture, the Workshops aimed to revitalise the Dong minority village of Gaobu in Hunan Province, where architecture students researched, designed and fabricated prototypes with the help of the local community.
ZCB Bamboo Pavilion by
Prof. Kristof Crolla and
Prof. Adam Fingrut
A public event space built from 475 bamboo poles, which were bent onsite to shape the structure and then hand-tied together with metal wire, based on the craftsmanship of Cantonese bamboo scaffolding.