This old connecting tunnel in Central Hong Kong just got an amazing facelift, proving that it doesn’t take millions of dollars to turn a sketchy and dull-looking space into a welcoming urban green oasis; people actually enjoy the time they spend walking through it, though it’s indoors and without air conditioning.
So what’s the recipe for success?
1. Involve local artists: public display is the best way young artists will get a chance to showcase their talents.
2. Use inexpensive but durable materials such as bamboo or recycled materials for benches, tables, shelves, flooring.
3. Incorporate as much greenery as possible, and opt for plants and trees that don’t require too much daylight and are easy to maintain.
4. Work with local conditions, such as light, water sources, accessibility, views.