Hong Kong Last Resort
The Hong Kong Last Resort is to identify and to preserve the post-colonial identity of Hong Kong through proposing a citadel encapsulating the seeping away Hong Kong characteristics, namely the Rule of Law, the Separation of Powers, the freedom and the democracy. It envisages the future of Hong Kong beyond 2047, based on the analyses incorporated with architectural representations embodied in the recent protest - the ‘Umbrella Movement’.
Entombed within a Container/Port/Citadel at the fringes of an overthrown Hong Kong, the “Last Resort” houses the deposed rebels of the crushed city.
Through the careful deployment of strategic urban planning rules, emboldened civic architecture and symbolic sculptural motifs the Citadel acts as a fatalistic double- critique against both the colonial rule under the British Government and the credibility of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy, due to expire in 2047, introduced by China.
A warning from the future, Kelvin maps out the end-game, the final act and the project acting as a two-fingered salute to the smothering of a proud and dying culture.
UCL / Bartlett School of Architecture / MArch Year 5 / Unit 24
Tutored: Dr. Penelope Haralambidou / Simon Kennedy / Michael Tite