Branching Benches project has been designed as a proposal for Oi!, a Hong Kong government art promotion organization. It’s a place that promotes visual arts by providing a platform for art exhibitions or other art-related activities. This place has been dedicated to build a community of artists while bridging design with our everyday lives, celebrating the history and rich culture of Hong Kong. Through its wide range of events, activities, and exhibitions, this place has proven that heritage and modernity can live in harmony through design that engages public and the neighborhood.
Benches can be considered as common and ordinary objects in Hong Kong public spaces, yet they contribute so much to communities. Branching Benches Project by Napp Studio & Architects offers modern interpretation of benches for flexible uses and layouts. These benches are not static but designed to be dynamic and changeable, they evolve based on context and occasions with the community. Benches have become a social space for chatting, playing, resting, and even dining, they have become objects that cater many different community scenarios. “Branching Benches” has been designed to be highly mobilize and modular, it is possible to change its layout and forms based on where it is placed in Oi!.
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