• Corporation
  • Project Period
  • Project Type
  • Approved Budget
  • Daydreamers Design Limited
  • November 2021 - July 2024
  • 5th Round Approved Project
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Objective Centre Street is one of the steepest streets in Hong Kong and has always been a place gathering residents. In 1870, a large number of immigrants set up stalls at Centre Street for a living. Although these stalls were all moved into the Centre Street Market immediately after its establishment in 1985, there has always been a constant stream of cars and residents getting groceries on Centre Street. However, despite Centre Street has always been packed with people, it lacks a comfortable open space for taking rest and holding activities.

After conducting community assessment, we have discussed how to leverage the community’s features, advantages and available resources to address community needs. We would like to achieve three of the following outcomes in the project “Centre Street Up & Down”:
(1) providing a comfortable open space with shelter;
(2) providing the residents with an attractive activity space; and
(3) bringing art into the community to revitalise the old district and increase its attractiveness.
Activities

The main target participants of the project “Centre Street Up & Down” are the residents of Centre Street. Through participating in different activities, such as Storytelling Activity, Art Workshop and ICH Workshop, the residents will join hands with artists to co-create a new cityscape of the old district.

The handmade goods of these co-creation workshops will serve as the inspiration of the artist, who will fill the district with colours and inject vibrancy into the old area through community art. We believe that bringing art into the community will help contribute to the uniqueness of the district, beautify the streets and strengthen the sense of belonging of the residents.

Preliminary Community Assessment (Completed)

We have relied on five aspects including history, environment, residents, community-based organisations and communication channels to look into the community’s features, advantages and available resources, which will serve as a basis for addressing community needs.