Entry Title: "Tsing Yi Alliance Church + Community Center"
Benjamin Wai Bun Wong,
North Point,Hong Kong
Category and Expertise: Interior Design, Professional
The design was first inspired by its location, Tsing Yi meaning green or blue clothes or a type of fish in Chinese. This is then translated into the main concept of fish together with nets, boats, fishermen, water, etc.
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Timber slats are used to create the main features, including the plywood slat feature above the main staircase to bring people up from the lower level, then the two waves to usher people through two entrances into the main chapel at the upper level, and finally the two sides forming the backdrop at the main stage rolling open to reveal the cross, just as the tearing open of the veil at the temple when Jesus died. Number 7 is also an underlying concept as we used multiples of 7 for the number of wood slats used, number of lights at the entrance and the cafe, number of classrooms, etc. There are also graffiti illustrations of relevant Bible stories including Jesus calming the storm and five loaves and 2 fishes.