About the Site | Community Engagement | Design Considerations | Participatory Co-design Process | Intergenerational Sharing
Background & Objectives
Organised by JCDISI and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, this is an Action Project originated from “Intergenerational Play Space” symposium conducted in 2019 under PolyU Jockey Club “Operation SoInno". It will be developed through evidence-based, cross-sector participatory design processes, conceptualising a user-centric intergenerational play space design that combines technology and sports. The aim is to reimagine Kowloon Park Fitness Trail and encourage public enjoyment from users of all ages, promote intergenerational play and enhance user well-being. With Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Architectural Services Department as Strategic Partners to provide technical advice, it is hoped that this collaboration would provide a reference design for the site’s future development, 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.
Public Online Workshops
The teams from Season 4 co-creation workshops have consolidated six Intergenerational Play Space design considerations.
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
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