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:
- Provide an overall park environ that would increase elderly users’ confidence and incentivise them to take more outdoor physical exercise;
- 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;
- 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
- Produce a prototype that would facilitate the transformation and creation of more intergeneration play spaces in Hong Kong.
About the Site
The teams from Season 4 co-creation workshops have consolidated six Intergenerational Play Space design considerations.
Participatory Co-design Process
Co-creation and Symposium
Symposium Keynote Address
From Children’s Playground to Intergenerational Open Space
Mrs Doris Fok, Assistant Director (Leisure Services), Leisure and Cultural Services Department
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
Play with No Frontiers
Mrs Sylvia Lam, JP Director of Architectural Services, Architectural Services Department
Tender Briefing and Submission