Integrated Residential Development with Farming and Community Facilities, Kwu Tung South

20,700sqm | Hong Kong

For most of our history we were hunter-gatherers. We lived in large camps, depending on one another for food, childcare, and everything else, in communities where generations lived together, bonded and had strong social capital. Today we in the developed world live in small often isolated and increasingly frequently single-person households. There are social downsides to living alone and in our modern world we also want a more environmentally sustainable mode of living. The cohousing movement brings these ideas together into one coherent ‘design for living’. In this project SCENIC explored a landscape of community with shared spaces and activities, urban farming and green measures; a place where people can meet and interact; and perhaps a place where the village really does raise the child.