July 22, 2016
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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