Networked Urbanism

design thinking initiatives for a better urban life

Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano

Group 11

Location:  Tseung Kwan O South Waterfront Promenade.

Having shelters are very useful and important in rainy seasons and in summer.  They may not be so obvious in nice weather, but they provide us shelter when there is heavy rain or extreme sunshine.

In our video, the secret angels are a symbol of shelters that protect the visitors on bad weather days.  Why is secret angel a secret? It’s because you don’t notice them unless you get into trouble.

You can see two secret angels trying to protect the visitors on a sunny day.  If the secret angels disappeared, the visitors would have had a heatstroke.

Also, secret angels protect the visitors on a rainy day.  When the secret angels disappear, the visitors will get wet and suffer from a cold.

Therefore, if there are no secret angels standing around you, you will be in a big big trouble.

At the end, shelters always protect us when needed, and often we forget about them in city planning. More shelters should be built or planted to provide pedestrian with a comfortable walkway, and at the same time decorate the surrounding environment.

 


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