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The Glazed Island
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Sai Kung Hoi Arts Festival
Art Installation — 9 sqm
November 2023 - Design & Built
Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Arnold Wong & Tat Lai Wong with Wilson & Erin
V Design (Co-designers)
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The Glazed Island is 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. 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.

Two natural elements – ‘Hexagons’ and ‘cubes’, with their strong linkage to Sai Kung Geopark Hexagonal Columns and salt crystals, were combined 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.