Skip-Park transforms a construction skip into a mobile micro-park combining a playscape, a mini playground or resting space for citizens, and an algae wall designed to absorb excess carbon dioxide. It offers a low-cost green solution for densely populated and polluted districts such as Mong Kok.
By Cesar Jung-Harada (environmentalist, new technology maker), Stephen Ip (young practicing architect) and Ffion Zhang (landscape architecture recent graduate) with Mentor Mimi Hoang. Skip-Park utilises street skips (commonly used in Hong Kong to store and transport construction debris) as a way of bringing change to a community. The concept involves transforming construction skips into a network of mobile micro-parks that can be deployed on demand. Combining a playscape and an algae wall designed to absorb excess CO2, the Skip-Park offers a low-cost green solution for densely populated and polluted districts such as Mong Kok. Residents of the neighbourhood can also monitor changes in air quality through a series of sensors installed in the skip.
Design Trust Futures Studio Highlights
The Design Trust Futures Studio Exhibition concluded the ten-month journey of our first DTFS programme where our designer-mentees worked alongside world-renowned mentors and advisors on the theme "SMALL IS MEANINGFUL", creating a series of intriguing research output and innovative concepts on micro-parks for Hong Kong.
Exploring the possibilities and opportunities of "pop-up" and "temporal" spaces, the team decided to work on street skips. Walking the borderline between legality and illegality, they hope to reclaim public space via a network of micro-parks transformed from these street skips.
Video of the Making of
Design Trust Futures Studio is a cross-disciplinary initiative created and conceptualized by Marisa Yiu, Co-founder and Executive Director of Design Trust. Experts in field will focus on future thinking with outcomes that are impactful to society or public space relating to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta Region where design can make a positive contribution.
I was very lucky to work under Mimi Hoang principal of nArchitext and working in a team with Ffion Zhang, Stephen Ip. Our project is called “Skip-Park” and this is the catalog.