Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Benjamin Lam, Kin Cheong Chan, Sze Wing Chan, Stefani Lai, Jake Chun, Celia Yeh
CAMEL PAINT CENTER
"CAMEL PAINT SILO HOLDS THE PAINT OF THE PAST, NOW HOLDS THE COLORFUL CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AFTER REVITALIZATION"
Revitalizing an old paint factory into a modern hybrid retail mall is not only a sustainable approach towards urban regeneration, but it also presents an opportunity to transform an underutilized industrial space into a vibrant commercial and community hub
The Camel Paint Center was originally built for the "Camel Paint" Factory in 1959. In 2002, the building was converted to a retail arcade and gradually ceased to become abandoned around 2020. To enhance and revitalize the space, urban projects and strategies have been implemented to fulfill the vision of a modern hybrid retail mall, and a new brand was also needed
The idea of "Silo" originates from the paint bucket of the old times, a core of container that holds the paint of the past, now holds the colorful cultural activities and re-generation of space that accommodate a mix of retail, dining, entertainment, and community spaces within the existing structure. The revitalization plan for the old paint factory involves several key strategies. One strategy is the provision of vertical open spaces and restructuring the floor levels within the existing structure to accommodate modern needs.
Another strategy is to integrate the retail experience through the "process to retail" concept, tailoring the experience from the manufacturer to boutique shops and food establishments, a hybrid business model that combines both manufacturing and retail elements.
"CAMEL PAINT CENTER WAS FIRST BUILT AT 1959"
The building was originally built for the "Camel Paint" Factory that was built 1959. In 2002, the building was converted to a retail arcade and gradually ceased to become abandoned around 2020.