Designer: ESKYIU: Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu
Everyday Heritage reflects on the original buildings that once stood on site, against the backdrop of the rich history of North Point that surrounds the fabric of the city. The original buildings had the Chinese characters“吉祥大樓一九六零年營建”on the walls of the small former residential workshop. “Lucky Tower built in the year 1960” in Chinese records “Lucky Tower”, a pair of residential buildings that stood in this plot since 1960. The artists/designers repurpose the terrazzo pieces and tiling to present its history as a poetic tribute to the past. Encased in modern dichroic glass of which the colours change along different lighting conditions, the combination of the two is a unique mix of heritage and modernism, enhancing the identity of the site. As an extension the dichroic glass material weaves through the entire building vertically, integrating art, heritage and architecture for functional everyday use.