Social Ring

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CompanyARTA Architects Limited
ArtistArnold Yok Fai Wong
ClientHarbour Office, Development Bureau, HKSAR
CreditKelvin Ng
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Social Ring is an innovative urban intervention that encourages greater community interaction and involvement during these times of social distancing. Through its design of 10 modular tables and benches that are freely movable within a circular ring, users are encouraged to configure the furniture according to their needs, from social distancing to social gathering, romantic dating to mini concert. Social Ring diversifies the urban fabric along the promenade to improve the well-being and involvement of the community, and demonstrates a new flexible form of socially distanced gathering.

Arnold Wong co-founded ARTA Architects in 2021. Prior to ARTA, he was trained at renowned architectural firms including SANAA (Tokyo & Paris), UNStudio (Amsterdam & Hong Kong), Aedas, where he worked as lead designer and project architect for various projects in Asia and Europe including theatre, museum, hotel and shopping mall. Apart from his international professional experience, Arnold is the winner of numerous design awards. He was honoured the Winner Award of the prestigious “Hong Kong Institute of Architects Young Architect Award and named as DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent.