Floating Fields

Landscape / Jul - Aug 2016

Floating Fields

Floating Fields is a productive pondscape that doubles up as a leisure venue, demonstrating how architectural design can integrate concepts of aquaponics and algae cultivation, self-cleansing water cycle and sustainable food production. Premised on a vision for reliving the city, the project aspires to low-carbon urban living by creating enjoyable and engaging public space based on reinvigorating disused industrial architecture through an edible landscape.

Project Name Floating Fields
Location Former Da Cheng Flour Factory, Shekou, ShenZhen, China
Completion Date December 2015
Commisioned by ShenZhen Bi-City Biennale Organizing Committee
Principal Architects Thomas Chung (Associate Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Design Team Sophia Au; Joshua Lam; Ng Kai Hong; Sylvia Siu; Wong Ming Chu
Agriculture Consultant Chi Fai Fung (Founding Member, SEED (HK))
Algae Cultivation Collaborator Microalgae Research Team, The Open University of Hong Kong; Ho Kin Chung (Dean, School of Science & Technology); Wong Yee Keung (Research Assistant); Chan Kwan; Chen Jun Jie; Cheung Ka Yau; Ho Ting Hong; Lee Yiu Lun; Tse Chun Yiu; Yiu Kui Fan
Main Contractor Guangxi Hua Yiu Chun Contruction Company Limited
Images/Photos Thomas Chung; Floating Fields team, ShenZhen Bi-City Biennale Office

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