Bishop Hill Underground Service Reservoir in Hong Kong

MCompleted / BuiltBuilding Bishop Hill, Hong Kong, 1904

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Heritage is Innovation • Old is New

The Bishop Hill Underground Service Reservoir is a telling story of our city's past during its formative years when the Kowloon peninsula was still mostly marked with farms and fields, which has yet been catapulted into the metropolis it now has become a century later.

OOA believes it's of our city's and OOA's own interest to study this magnificent sight of an artifact, nestled underground in anonymity for over a century handed down by previous generations. It is a welcoming piece of heritage that defines our city's unique, inherited sense of ethnic, cultural, and historical identity.

With the aim of providing a tool to explore Hong Kong's past history, we hereby release a series of architectural VR simulation, animated video, and panoramas of the underground service reservoir's structural space, in an attempt to help reveal the often inaccessible spatial conditions, rendering it easier for public or governmental investigations and evaluations. It could help garner public awareness, furthering the discussion of how preserving this heritage can be the beacon of innovation that defines our heritage.

Old is New.

《遺產是創新 • 舊是新》

香港主教山蓄水池講述了我們城市時期的過去:當時九龍半島大部分仍是農場和田野;而到了一個世紀後的今天,它已變成高速發展的大都會了。

OOA和我們的城市對研究這宏偉的人類建築文物景象感到興趣與興奮!香港主教山蓄水池無聲地埋在地下長達一個世紀之久,巧合地在2020年末“意外”地被推土機“發現”,為其歷史增添傳奇色彩。無論將來它的保育定案爲何,它注定是一個十分受歡迎的文化遺產。它定義了我們城市獨特的文化和歷史身份。

我們特此發布一系列地下蓄水池結構空間的建築虛擬景象,利用3D動畫、VR虛擬實境和360度圖片帶領大家自主探索主教山蓄水池,分享無法經常到達現場的空間狀況,提供探索香港過去歷史的工具。亦從而使政府或公眾的評估更加容易;提高公眾意識,進一步討論如何保護和創新活化這遺產。

舊就是新。