SCAD x MTR Art project will rejuvenate Sham Shui Po station through user-first design

SCAD x MTR Art project will rejuvenate Sham Shui Po station through user-first design

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The MTR Corporation will include ideas from SCAD students in their rejuvenation project for 2018.
Photo: SCAD Hong Kong

MTR partnered with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong for a Creative Learning Center (CLC) project, an innovative program that provides SCAD students with practical hands-on training in creating innovative concepts and solutions for real-life design challenges.

This particular design challenge was to rejuvenate Sham Shui Po station, focusing on user experience and increasing engagement between the station and the community. Among seven proposals submitted, MTR selected two to be included in the final design for the rejuvenation project scheduled for 2018.

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Student Nicholas Wang, who worked on one of the two selected proposals, commented on the project, “MTR stations reflect the unique local communities around them, and offer connections between different corners of the city. During the design stage, we made use of our multicultural backgrounds and cross-disciplinary education to create designs where functionality is priority, while keeping the charm of the surrounding area in our concepts.”

Participants' ideas are posted up for the public to peruse.
Photo: SCAD Hong Kong

He also added, “Our designs examine how the built environment can influence human experience and behaviour, and were carefully adapted to the busy nature of a transport hub. The collaboration was significant, not only because we received insights into the realities of our profession, but we were able to provide a positive contribution to our local community.”

“SCAD x MTR Art in MTR Sham Shui Po Station Project showcases the creativity and talent of our students. All 14 students presented their own interpretations of Sham Shui Po in such a creative way. I was impressed by the high standard of work and professionalism the students demonstrated over the course of five weeks. We are excited to be unveiling the result of this collaboration to the public in Sham Shui Po Station next year and we look forward to working with SCAD students in the future,” said Mr Andrew Mead, Chief Architect (ARBUK), MTR Corporation.

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Edited by Kate Lok


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