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Artworks Details

The Glazed Island

Keith Chan, Stephen Ip, Arnold Wong

We are deeply inspired by the unique environment and geography of Yim Tin Tsai, its rich cultural context, the history of its saltpans, and the story of villagers returning to rebuild the community. Echoing the theme 《Joy Again, Isle》, “Joy Again” has another meaning in Chinese – “Gathering together again”.
We create a small floating communal “island” that let villagers and visitors gather together. The form of the island also echoes with the geography of Yim Tin Tsai. We combine two natural elements – ‘Hexagons’ and ‘cubes’ with their strong linkage to Sai Kung Geopark Hexagonal Columns and salt crystals, forming a design language that tells the story of Yim Tin Tsai in a subtle way, and creating a unique place for people to sit, to rest, to have picnics and chats. When being viewed from different angles, the patterns and the layers of the artwork generate refreshing perspectives and illusions of floating salt cubes.

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Artists Introduction

Keith Chan, Stephen Ip, Arnold Wong

Keith Chan, Stephen Ip and Arnold Wong graduated in Faculty of Architecture of The University of Hong Kong. While working in architectural firms, they have already been actively participating in architecture and design-related researches, activities, exhibitions and competitions. Their works appeared in the Venice Biennale Architecture, HK Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture, HKIA REVEAL Exhibition, Wharf Designer Chair Exhibition, deTour etc, and have won numerous awards including the Design For Asia Awards, the HKIA Young Architect Award, and the A&D 40 under 40 Awards.