Urban landscape strudy in Hong Kong

Topics: Mong Kok, Tung Choi Street, Dundas Street, Hong Kong Pages: 55 (5108 words) Published: October 29, 2014
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Graduation Project Report
Old District, New Street

BY
KENNY CHAU

THESIS
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements
For the High Diploma of Landscape Architecture in Landscape Architecture In Hong Kong Design Institue, 2014

Hong Kong, CHINA

Advisers:
Sara Wong,
Vega Shang,
Yasmin Chir,
Alex Chang,

Tutor
Tutor
Lecturer
Tutor

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Copyright 2014 KENNY, CHAU Chung King

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ABSTRACT

This thesis explores the potential of a new direction of urban planning in old districts. An interstitial space is the space in-between, underneath, beyond, enveloped, and outside our traditional concepts of habitat and urban space. My purpose is redesigning an old district in a sustainable and fresh way.

I choose Yau Tsim Mong District to study because this district has kept the old style of Hong Kong. I think I can use a novel design program to make cultural conservation. The site has many different amazing features. And my project will focus on the potential of landscape development in that site.

I will try to use different aspects of the design to re-plan a street inside an old district. The design principal will across urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture. They will get complement with each other’s. And I will put a lot of themes of conservation and revitalization in my design to revitalize the disappearing culture.

The greening factors will be introduced into urban interstices by identifying the unique requirements of old districts and the conditions of interstitial spaces and species.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUTION

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1.1 Background

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1.2 Conceptual framework.

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1.3 Overview of the study

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CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW

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2.1 Population Census Report

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2.2 Research in Hong Kong pedestrian zone

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2.3 Report and Abstract of Sham Shui Po 2007

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CHAPTER 3: SPACE ANALYSIS INSIDE OLD DISTRICT

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3.1 Spatial pattern of old district

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3.2 Space analysis of old district in section

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CHAPTER 4: METHODOLOGY

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4.1 Theoretical framework.

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4.2 Main purpose of the research

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4.3 Time record

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4.4 Item

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4.5 Interview document

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CHAPTER 5: TARGET SPECIES ANALYSIS

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5.1 Selected site

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5.2 Factors in Streets

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5.3 Potential problems in Streets

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5.4 Graphic presentation of target species analysis

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5.5 Conclusion of target species analysis

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CHAPTER 6: DESIGN APPROACH IN TARGET SPECIES

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6.1 Basic design concept

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6.2 Detail of design approach

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CHAPTER 7: CONCLUTION

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BIBLEOGRAPHY

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GRAPHICS OVERVIEW

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PANELS OVERVIEW

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background

Hong Kong is a place combining Eastern and Western cultures. It is because the culture of Hong Kong can best be described as a foundation that began with China, and became more influenced by British colonialism. It makes much unique culture which can represent Hong Kong. Therefore, Hong Kong has many valuable history and culture.

However, some inherent cultural is disappearing gradually because of the economic development. The lack of flat ground in Hong Kong causes that government need to disassemble the historic buildings for rebuilding high-rise buildings. Government and developers have never tried another ways to keep those historic buildings. Unfortunately that the Queen's Pier also needs to be broke up by piece in piece because it hinders the seaside development. Many collective memories of Hong Kong people are less and less.

In my opinion, I want to use a new development direction which will not damage the original cultural factors. Put local culture into the design to achieve communion with old and new. Then it can modernize the existing culture of Hong Kong. This can create a new experience which can make...
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