The Flying Boatmen
Cities often find themselves in a constant paradox to modernise itself and lose its culture. Hong Kong, as one of the densest places in the world with an average land density of 6,690 people per square kilometre, its water is no exception.
Programs in Hong Kong have the ability to thrive vertically, the fishing industry is one of the last few that has yet to adopt this strategy. The diminishing fishing village caused by land reclamation was once the financial pillar and cultural identity of Hong Kong.
We propose the stacking of boats could resuscitate this typology by reducing its footprint; at Aberdeen Fishing Village in Hong Kong, a place previously flooded with fishing trawlers and home to the boat-dwelling Tanka people.