Design: Design Napp Studio
Authors: Tsang Aron Wai Chun, Chan Juan, Hou Alfred
Graphic design: Ko Chun Ming Anthony
Photo credits: Chong Ng
Trained as architects, we often focus on large developments, buildings or urban plannings in hoping to create a better world and environment. Frozen Mountain, on the contrary, is a tiny artifact, compared to ordinary architecture-scale, yet, probably capable of achieving a much greater impact. Invited to design and create the official official souvenir for the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Hong Kong), we wish to create a piece that visitors can interact and, hence, acknowledge the message inherent to the Biennale exhibition’s underlying theme: the concerns of the ever-decreasing greenery ratio in Hong Kong due to ever-increasing development needs. The work consists of a silicone ice mould of the few most iconic Hong Kong’s nature: North Lantau, Tai Mo Shan, Lion Rock, Tai Lam, Lamma Island and the Peak. Visitors may bring these home and make their own “melting-nature”. Instead of feeding them with textbook information, which no doubt would not be effective at all, through these daily objects, we wish the public would slowly begin rethink the relationship with the nature and be aware of various development policies that may destroy our previous habitat before it is too late.