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Streets as the impetus of community life



LWK + PARTNERS Streets Design Article, Hong Kong Architects Office News, Public Realm Photos
Streets Design Article by LWK + PARTNERS
20 October 2020
Streets as the impetus of community life
LWK + PARTNERS Director HC Chan sees immense opportunities in excavating the power of street life to preserve cultural diversity and walkability.
Retail colonnades in Hong Kong:

Fostering a liveable city requires the engagement of various stakeholders. Policy makes up one side of the story, but the participation of residents in placemaking is equally important for achieving urban spaces truly fulfilling for the local people.
HC Chan, Director, LWK + PARTNERS:

How can architects help" How can building design encourage placemaking" LWK + PARTNERS Director HC Chan, with 18 years of project experience and well versed in humanising architecture in dense urban contexts, thinks it?s time that people reconsider the impact of vertical built environments on the quality of life and social dynamics. The streets, he said, are the vessels of colourful history and cultural diversity, and should be preserved as the main site of daily life and a highly walkable environment. The veins of community life

?A vibrant street scene is an indicator that the community is brimming with life,? said HC. Urban Regeneration in dense cities has often seen a sprawling of vertical spaces, with native community elements reeling from the pressure of Gentrification. The situation has prompted architects lik...
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