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Social Ring
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Who
Harbourfront Commission, Development Bureau, HKSAR
What
Urban Furniture
When
2021 - Built
Where
Hoi Fai Road Promenade, Hong Kong
Recognition
Winner | Harbourfront Public Furniture Competition
Merit Award | The HKIUD Urban Design Awards 2021 - Urban Intervention
Feature
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Team
Arnold Wong
Collaborators
Kelvin Ng (Photography & Videography)
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Why
Social Ring is an innovative urban intervention that encourages greater community interaction and involvement during these times of social distancing. Through its design of 10 modular tables and benches that are freely movable within a circular ring, users are encouraged to configure the furniture according to their needs, from social distancing to social gathering, romantic dating to mini concert.

Social Ring diversifies the urban fabric along the promenade to improve the well-being and involvement of the community, and demonstrates a new flexible form of socially distanced gathering.