Type: Symposium
Feature Block:
  • Kowloon Park Fitness Trail Virtual Tour, , , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_HRfk4HI_g&t=2s, images/content/programme/Action-Project/kp/Screenshot_2.png,

Background & Objectives

Leveraging the success of the “Community Build Playground” initiative in designing the Tuen Mun Inclusive Playground, Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Architectural Services Department, as strategic partners of the Kowloon Park Fitness Trail Intergenerational Play Space Action Project, will collaborate with JCDISI to develop an “IG play space” design concept through evidence-based, cross-sector participatory design processes to enhance the variety and vibrancy of public pleasure grounds for public enjoyment. It is hoped that this collaboration would encourage cross-sector, cross-discipline knowledge creation and knowledge transfer, and support the scale up of intergenerational play space schemes in Hong Kong.

The Action Project aims to produce an innovative implementable design scheme with an objective to:

  1. Provide an overall park environ that would increase elderly users’ confidence and incentivise them to take more outdoor physical exercise;
  2. Provide creative, safe and easy to maintain intergenerational play equipment and/ or feature that would enable intergenerational play and interactions. The equipment and/ or feature should be with aesthetic design and in harmony with the surrounding site context;
  3. Reinforce the positive behaviour of the elderly users by showing them evidence of the benefits to their wellbeing that they have been achieved by their utilisation of the intergenerational play space; and
  4. Produce a prototype that would facilitate the transformation and creation of more intergeneration play spaces in Hong Kong.

About the Site

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  • The Fitness Trail is 500 metres long and located at the North-western part of Kowloon Park, 22 Austin Road.
  • Winding trail with gradient changes, surrounded by green foliage. However, the topography makes it difficult for people with mobility issues to access.
  • Designed to promote physical activity. 7 fitness stations, with purposefully designed equipment typically found in local parks, were installed along the trail. Facilities are well-used but open to upgrades.
  • The site is in close proximity to intergenerational user groups from the Children’s Play Area, Sports Centre and Swimming Pool of Kowloon Park, which is more heavily used and iconic facilities of the park.
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Design Considerations

The teams from Season 4 co-creation workshops have consolidated six Intergenerational Play Space design considerations.

6 considerations clear

Participatory Co-design Process

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Co-creation and Symposium

download Kowloon Park Fitness Trail Info Pack

download Kowloon Park Co-creation Team Observations

download Co-creation Concept Design Proposal (11.5.2019 & 18.5.2019)

 

Symposium Keynote Address

download From Children’s Playground to Intergenerational Open Space
Mrs Doris Fok, Assistant Director (Leisure Services), Leisure and Cultural Services Department

download Creating a Community that Promotes Ageing in Place and Intergenerational Harmony
Mr Wong Kit-loong, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Hong Kong Housing Society

download Play with No Frontiers
Mrs Sylvia Lam, JP Director of Architectural Services, Architectural Services Department

 

Tender Briefing and Submission

download Q&A