Wan Chai Public Space

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In late 2020, URBANLOGIC was commissioned by Architecture Commons to support with a public space research assessment for the District Council in Wan Chai district, an area globally synonymous with the urban vibrancy that epitomises Hong Kong. The project objective was to assess the overall quantity and quality of the public space of Wan Chai based on the premise that good quality public spaces are a vital ingredient of successful cities.  When understood and designed to respond to the needs of the local inhabitants, they can improve mobility and access to services, and at the same time make their environment safer and crime-free, stimulating economic activity and investment, conserving historical and cultural assets or facilitating urban renewal and inclusiveness.

The project provided the critical hard analysis and evidence base for the project partner to carry out site by site participatory workshops and provide an overall assessment on the intersecting conditionality of Wan Chai District’s public space. URBANLOGIC carried out multidimensional spatial analysis related to various key indicators across identified dimensions such as accessibility, environment, amenities, functionality and inclusivity. This aimed to provide the baseline metrics to provide a common understanding of the public space environment in the district for further consideration and proposal making to improve the public realm of Wan Chai District.