The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced that the renovation of the Portland Street Rest Garden in Mong Kok has been completed and will be reopened for public use at noon tomorrow (23rd).
According to the photos provided by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, half of the rest garden surrounded by old tenement buildings was renovated with pink as the main color, and even the chessboard and chessboard were pink.
According to the LCSD, young designers have taken part in the renovation. One part will retain the original layout, while the other part will be modern, giving the venue a new look, hoping to become a gathering point for the community.
With such a characteristic design, the renovation project cost 4.5 million. Even Zheng Songtai, a former legislator of DQ, couldn’t help but "praise": "The theme of Portland Street is pink. The designer of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is really good. cute."
After the refurbishment, the Recreation Garden on Portland Street even the chessboard and chessboard are in pink and pink.
(Photo of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
The Fluorescent Pink Portland Street Recreation Garden is described by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department as a completely new one.
(Photo by Yu Junliang)
Encourage users to communicate with each other to form a gathering place for the cohesive community
According to the LCSD, young designers from the Architectural Services Department, the Policy Innovation and Coordination Office and the Faith Design Ambassador have carried out a facility renovation project for the Portland Street Rest Garden. In addition to improving the garden environment, it also encourages users to communicate with each other. The garden becomes a gathering place to gather the community.
Half Shocking Pink and half Traditional Brown
After refurbishment, part of the rest garden will retain the original layout for facility renovation, optimizing lighting facilities and seating, while the other part of the design will be modern and add innovative design and artistic elements.
The entire garden, including the ground, recreational facilities and plants, is presented in a simple single tone, giving the site a new look.
Zheng Songtai: The LCSD designer is really cute
The LCSD said it was brand new, and there was a lot of response to the design. Former Legislative Council Member Cheng Songtai also reposted the relevant news this afternoon, with a text description: "The theme of Portland Street is pink. The designer of the LCSD is really cute. ."
Netizens suspect that the teacher is a "god disciple", the fact that the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has selected pink in 18 years
When they saw Shocking Pink, netizens immediately suspected that the teacher was a "God disciple": "He must be an Anson Lo disciple."
However, according to the Yau Tsim Mong District Council District Facilities Management Committee document in 2018, the mock-up design at that time has shown that the park will be pink after the renovation, but the mock-up is not as shocking as it is now.
In 2018, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department submitted a simulated rendering of the Yau Tsim Mong District Council. Pink has been selected as the main color.
(Yau Tsim Mong District Council document)
The renovation project cost about 4.5 million yuan
According to the document, the area of the Recreation Garden on Portland Street is about 376 square meters, and the renovation project cost is initially estimated to be 4.5 million yuan.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department pointed out that it is an important public space for the dense living environment nearby. However, it has been observed that there are insufficient seats in the leisure garden on race days and peak hours. Therefore, the venue still has a lot of room for improvement to provide the public with more space. Comfortable resting environment.
The new design concept hopes to inject new "energy" into the garden users while improving the garden environment with less facility changes.
Pink meaning: becoming a community vitality embellishment has a positive psychological impact on users
According to the document, the garden will be presented in a "half-new and half-old" design, and part of the site will retain the overall appearance, and only part of the facilities will be refurbished to retain a little affection for the old users.
The other part of the venue is designed with playfulness and modernity.
The entire garden, including the ground, recreational facilities, and plants, will be presented in a simple single tone. This color can become a vibrant embellishment of the community and will have a positive psychological impact on the users.
Refurbishment works will take place at Hill Road Flyover Rest Area and Hamilton Street Rest Garden
In addition, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is carrying out related renovation works in the Hill Road Flyover Rest Area in the Central and Western District and the Hammeton Street Rest Garden in Yau Tsim Mong District. Some public spaces.
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