Our Open-air Design District Gallery
The 3-year Design District Hong Kong (#ddHK, 2018/19-2020/21) envisions the Wan Chai and Sham Shui Po districts as a pop-up ‘open-air design district gallery’. It celebrates authentic culture and creativity and uses design to liven up the unique ‘Heung Gong Dei’ (a vernacular name of Hong Kong) experience, which embodies our collective local identity and affection for this city made possible by the contribution and perspiration of every Hong Kong citizen.

Through creatively curated community collaborations, social conversations and participatory design, #ddHK reimagines the future urban lifestyle by reinventing all sorts of public spaces and facilities, from footbridges to fire stations to different types of parks, into the heart of communities and attractive leisure destinations. It collaborates extensively with different design disciplines, including Multimedia, Fashion, Accessories and Textile, Architecture, Graphic Design and Visual Communications, Industrial, Furniture, Service, Exhibition and Display, Interior, Spatial, Landscape, Experience, Social Design, Design Education, etc., and have presented more than 100 original multidisciplinary designs and a number of authentic street events and guided tours.

Having delved into the past and present of both districts in the last 2 years, #ddHK peers into the future in its final year with the annual theme ‘transFORM’. In March, with the theme ‘SSP_People’, #ddHK reimagined Sham Shui Po as the heartwarming living room of the city by curating design installations in 4 public spaces with residents from different cultures and shop cats, and co-creating 10 designer furniture with local shops. Coming to Wan Chai, #ddHK leads the transformation of public spaces in the post-pandemic world as its grand finale. Drawing inspiration from Chinese garden aesthetics, its out-of-the-box curatorial endeavour turns the new harbourfront into an ‘open-air design district gallery’, enlivening the public space spanning from Victoria Park through the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter to Central as it opens to the public in phases. 
To review our pervious deliverables, please check with: ddhk.designdistrict.hk/2018-2019