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BUILDING ASIA BRICK BY BRICK: MY IDEAL CITY

240 students from 12 primary schools gathered on 11th October 2008 for an educational program, “Building Asia Brick by Brick: My Ideal City” on 46/F, Central Plaza, and built their ideal cities with 100,000 LEGO bricks. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design were the organizers of the program and the Faculty of Architecture of The University of Hong Kong was the co-organizer. Sponsors of the program include LEGO Hong Kong Ltd., Pacific Coffee Company and Sino Group.

“Building Asia Brick by Brick” is a two-year project initiated in 2007 by Art Asia Pacific (an international magazine) and People’s Architecture (a non-profit organization). Since June 2007 a series of public educational programs have been held in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing to encourage children’s creativity and enhance their awareness of city development. This year Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei of eskyiu organized workshops along with their HKU team teachers and colleagues, collaborated with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design to introduce this educational project to Hong Kong, encouraging students to learn design concepts of urban cities and raise their awareness of building the city of Hong Kong.

HKU Faculty: Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei (co-founders of eskyiu Ltd.)
Ambassadors of Design Hong Kong: Dee Poon and Alan Lo
People’s Architecture: Wei Wei Shannon and Andrew Gluckman
Federation of Youth Groups: Dr. Rossana Wong, Yolanda Chiu, Alice Lui, Anita Lam, Olivia Tang, Wing Shek
Lego: Pater Fung and Yvonne Lam

HKU Professors/Teachers/Participants: Debra Cheung, N Matsuda, Tao Zhu

HKU Alumni and Students workshop teachers:

“Green City”
HKU Members: Stephen Ip (HKU 2008 Alumnus, workshop leader), Claire Yuen (M Arch 1 workshop leader), Keith Chan (HKU 2008 Alumnus), Amy Au ( M Arch 2)

“Diversity City”
HKU Members: Jimmy Fung (HKU 2008 Alumnus, workshop leader), Ricky Lee (HKU 2008 Alumnus), Denise Lau (M Arch 2), Carmen Chan (BAAS 3)

“Island City”
HKU Members: Sherry Fung (HKU 2008 Alumnus, workshop leader),Jane Lui ( M Arch 2), Norman Ung (BAAS 3), Tiffany Leung (BAAS 3), Yannis Chan (M Arch 2)

“Network City”
HKU Members: Brice Wong (HKU 2008 Alumnus, workshop leader), Alex Tse (M Arch 1, workshop leader), Tugo Cheng (HKU 2008 Alumnus), Stephanie Cheng (BAAS 3)

“Dense City” major Brick colour: yellow
HKU Members: Ida Kwei (HKU 2008 Alumnus, workshop leader), Tony Wong ( M Arch 2), Kenneth Tse (M Arch 2)

“Healthy City”
HKU Members: Liam Li (HKU 2008 Alumnus, workshop leader), Edith Hin and Geri Chan (M Arch 1 workshop leader) (AM+PM), Karen Fung (HKU 2008 Alumnus), Yeung Ho Man Leg (BAAS 3)

Charles Lai (BAAS 3) HKU Student Photographer