全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
The Village Code

Ben Hayes, Donn Holohan, John Lin, Liu Chang, Year 1 students of Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong / UK; Hong Kong, China

本•海斯,多恩•霍拉翰,林君翰,刘畅,香港大学建筑系本科一年级学生 / 英国;中国香港


The Small House Policy (SHP) was introduced in 1972 in Hong Kong. The objective set out to'improve the prevailing low standard of housing in rural villages', allowing the government to develop

these areas. The policy allows for an indigenous male villager, who is 18 years old and is descended through the male line from a resident in 1898 of a recognized village in the New Territories, an entitlement to one concessionary grant during his lifetime to build one small house. The rapid expansion of Hong Kong has outstripped policy provisions and it has become impossible to satisfy the demand for small houses. These issues have become a focus of study at the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, where a team of students and teachers collectively analyzed the Small House Policy in three walled villages in the New Territories in order to redesign and update the code for the village. The goal is to translate bottom-up processes into top-down strategies. The final result is a formulation of a range of new housing strategies, and a new collective approach to the shared spaces within the village.


Ben Hayes is an architect from the UK currently living in Hong Kong. Donn Holohan is a designer and educator based in Hong Kong and Ireland. John Lin is an architect based in Hong Kong and currently an Associate Professor at The University of Hong Kong. Liu Chang is currently a research assistant and project manager at Rural Urban Lab in the University of Hong Kong.