Enhancement Works to Sau Mau Ping Market
The market was one of the purposely built community wet markets by the Housing Department in early 2000s in support of the redevelopment of Sau Mau Ping Estate. The enhancement works were part of the exercise to reshape the fresh markets. Instead of closing down the market for renovation works, the challenge of this project was to maintain full operation of market during the renovation period.
Working closely with the market operator, the approach to design aims at solving the existing problems of the market and inserting measures to the tenants for good displays and stall keeping, and yet not causing inconvenience to their daily operation. It was a participatory design process during which, tenants were invited to attend the design presentations and mock-ups were set in the market to collect feedback from the users.
The enhancement works involve re-zoning of stalls, re-fitting of the stall bulkhead, developing apron walls for stalls and goods display system, change of island stalls to low-wall partition to allow view penetration, re-paving of public areas and the introduction of way-finding system.
Location: Sau Mau Ping, Hong Kong
Client: Goldrise Investment Ltd.
Design Year: 2014
Status: Completed in 2015
Programme: Community Wet Market
PLY Team: Lucia Cheung, Raymond Chan, Ernest Ho, Samantha Tam, Fondie Choi, Alex Yu
Main Contractor: Victory View Ltd.
Photo Credits: Office for Documentation of Built Environments