IDEA Hong Kong 2016

        Participate, Design and Build
        We Build! We Care! We Share!

Program Details

Location:  Wong Tai Sin District, Hong Kong
Local Partner: Caritas Hong Kong,
Salvation Army Hong Kong,
The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong
Site Area:

1.8 x 0.8 x 2.0m
1.8 x 2.0 x 2.2m
2.5 x 1.0 x 2.0m

Facilities: 3 installations/ furnitures
  • Playful tower
  • Shelter with seats and table
  • Transformative bench
Building Structure:  Plywood, wooden beams, metal joints
Beneficiaries: 30 teenagers (participats)
100+ children and youngsters (NGOs)
Project Period: 31 July 2016 - 10 February 2017
Volunteers: 50 (20 adults, 30 teenagers)
Volunteering Hours: Approximately 1300 hours (including committee meetings, information session, design workshops,  preparation workshop, follow-up duties, sharing and ceremony)
Backgrounds: architects, engineers, social workers, designers, photographers, marketing executives, businessman, high school students

 ** Summary Report **


Aims of Program

This project is designed for youth from Wong Tai Sin District in Hong Kong. Through the act of active and participatory design, teenagers are expected to learn basic design techniques, approach to make a design solution, the use of tools and construction skills through 5 progressive workshops.

The programme was co-organized by IDEA Project and 11 local NGOs in the community with the support of HKSAR government and district council. We, act as a facilitator, to bring  skills to the youth and let their spirits to light up the community.

The outline was designed by 2 project coordinators and facilitated by 10 volunteers, with additional design input by 30 local teens, as well as advice from corresponding social workers and construction workers.

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