The Hong Kong Island Coastal Trail: Community, Ecology, and Performative Landscape Visions

Date: March 11th – April 10th

Time: 10:00am – 08:00pm

Venue: S313, 3/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central

This exhibition responds to momentum within the city to realize a recreational circulation network around Hong Kong Island – The Hong Kong Coastal Trail—with a showcase of three years of work by master’s students in the Division of Landscape Architecture’s first year core design studio. The proposed pedestrian trail became a catalyst to imagine a more connected, more accessible, more equitable, more ecological, and healthier city. The studio focused on the relatively overlooked areas along the island’s less-developed southern and eastern coastlines, engaging in a diverse range of urban and natural landscapes. These coastal edge landscapes, densely layered with their own unique histories and human experiences, are here reconfigured around pedestrian-oriented, nature-centered, climate-adaptive planning and design initiatives. The exhibited works explore new ways to see, draw, access and model the landscapes of Hong Kong and propose a radical variety of imagined conditions around the city’s edge.

Studio Instructors: Bin Jiang, Michael Kokora, Chao Ren, Susanne Trumpf, Ivan Valin

Curators: Susanne Trumpf & Madison Appleby

Community Partner: Designing Hong Kong

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