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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2017, Vol. 5 Issue (3) : 121-131
Interstitial Hong Kong
Xiaoxuan Lu, Ivan Valin, Susanne Trumpf
Principal investigators of interstitial Hong Kong project, Division of Landscape Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
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Interstitial spaces are in-between spaces situated within or bridging over the various built structures in the city’s dense urban environment. The project Interstitial Hong Kong focuses on Hong Kong’s Sitting-out Areas, a unique public space typology distinguished by their small size and incidence in the interstices of Hong Kong’s physical structure. Often overseen in their high occurrence but small size, and opportunistically transformed into a public object with value, sitting-out areas don not “fit” in the city; they are in-between, redundant, vague, leftover spaces, and reflect the cultural, ecological, and geographical settings of Hong Kong. By developing a critical spatial analysis of small landscape spaces in Hong Kong, as well as collecting and communicating their unifying spatial, organizational or procedural attributes, Interstitial Hong Kong examines Sitting-out Areas at the scale of both immediate urban and ecological contexts, and the spatial assemblage in reference to the occupant. The project looks at Sitting-out Areas as not only a physical artifact, but also a conceptual and procedural design strategy.

Keywords Interstitial      Hong Kong      Contingency      Shared Space     
Issue Date: 25 July 2017
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Xiaoxuan Lu,Ivan Valin,Susanne Trumpf. Interstitial Hong Kong[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2017, 5(3): 121-131.
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