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︎Year 5


Jacqueline Tsang

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ReValuing Care


The story of endings in Hong Kong is one that is linear, finite. As objects, places, and people age, their value to the growth of the city diminishes; they are disregarded in exchange for the new. The continued offhand treatment of both old people and buildings reveals deeper issues in contemporary Hong Kong socio-spatial ideology. To have experienced is to be disposable and thus spaces for endings are treated with less priority. Yet, this contradicts the Chinese philosophy of life; a relationship does not end in death but continues despite taking on a new form. Therefore, elderlies must be given a place within the city that has been vested with the care its residents can also expect to receive. In opposition to the norm of newness, the vacant site of Former St Peter’s Secondary School is taken as precedent for intervention, catalysing a new beginning in its life cycle. This project takes the disconnect and challenges existing ideas through a reimagining of care homes as a place at the intersection of ends and beginnings, opening new opportunities for care of both people and the physical environment they inhabit.
Hong Kong



Jacqueline Tsang  

︎Year 5





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