Co-organised by Oi! and Hong Kong Architecture Centre, together with the Hong Kong Institute of Architects as a supporting organisation, the ‘PLAY to CHANGE' project invited teams of architects to continue the ‘P ‧ L ‧ A ‧ Y' spirits, focusing on the city and spatial design, and to develop interactive and playful means that could transform their insights and thoughts into communication with the public. Through various participations, the public exchanged ideas and expressed their views creatively on the urban space.
By organizing a series of workshops and events through cross-industry collaboration, Oi! aimed to establish a sustainable platform which connected the architects with the general public, promoting
dialogues and exchange, thus appreciating the art of architecture around the city.
The exhibitions and events from January to May were on the following topics :
‘PLAY to Transform'
The exterior design of residential towers has significant impacts on the use of internal space. In this display ‘BYOB (Bring-Your-Own-Flat)',
architects Irene Ito and Anthony Yu tried to do it the other way round, giving visitors a chance to redesign their own flats inside out and hence determined the outlook of the buildings.
‘PLAY to Proliferate'
Signboard is not only a form of advertisement, it is also an element that contributes to our cityscape. The architect team ‘streetsignhk' created the display ‘Sign City' inviting visitors to create their own
signboards and get to know the different aspects of this dynamic building component. Through participation, the public would gain first-hand experience in exploring how signboards shape our urban streetscape.