MUSEUMS AND BEYOND
(The lecture will be conducted in Cantonese)
“Architecture is a participatory art, ultimately related to people who complete the work by participating.” (https://www.rocco.hk)
Rocco Design Architects is a Chinese architectural practice based in Hong Kong. Working in a region with disparate cultural and physical landscapes, and where values from diverging times and places converge, Rocco Design’s work is grounded in the belief that architecture is the embodiment of culture – embracing and reinterpreting the past, as well as addressing modernity – and the requirements of contemporary living.
Increasingly ‘Culture’ has become the defining attribute of a city, contributing to its competitiveness, its livability and its sustainability. It used to be that culture is found in individual institutions within the city, such as Museums and Art Centers, but the changing nature and perception of culture, with a new-found fluidity and dynamism, means that it may no longer be confined within physical enclosures, and in many instances is fused with leisure, entertainment and commercial endeavours. The lecture will explore this theme and trace Rocco’s design of cultural and cultural related projects over the last decade.