“Jockey Club Project Well-being: PLACE-MAKING in Schools” Crowned Design Mark Winner in Golden Pin Design Award 2022
05 Oct 2022
The “Jockey Club Project Well-being: PLACE-MAKING in Schools”, funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and co-organised by the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, local non-governmental organisations and 31 schools, became the Design Mark Winner (Integration Design) in the Golden Pin Design Award 2022. Entering the final, the project will be competing for the most prestigious Best of Golden Pin Design Award.
The project is led by Mr Howard Chang, Associate Division Head of the Division of Social Sciences, Humanities and Design of CPCE and Programme Leader of the Associate in Design (Environment and Interior Design) of HKCC. Other team members include Senior Lecturer Dr Vera Sun and Lecturers Mr Patrick Chan and Dr Brian Hung.
“The Golden Pin Design Award, organised by the Taiwan Design Research Institute, attracts many design elites from around the world to compete for its highly competitive awards every year. Our victory must be attributed to the involvement and help from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, 31 schools and various design teams!” said Mr Chang.
From 2020 to 2022, the “Jockey Club Project Well-being: PLACE-MAKING in Schools” worked with 31 schools in Hong Kong to create campus environments conducive to well-being through participatory design which involved teachers and students. Makeovers included mindfulness corners, farming gardens, kitten cafés, and well-being hubs; existing facilities such as classrooms, play zones and canteens were also improved to become more functional and aesthetically pleasing. For details, please visit: www.jcprojectwellbeing.hk/place-making.php.