PHVLO Hatch

PHVLO Hatch

A revitalised space that connects and empowers fashion, history, education, and community.

LOCATION: Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
SCOPE OF WORK: Interior Design
LAUNCH YEAR: 2018
TEAM: Kaye Dong, Mike Chan
AWARD: Frame Award 2020; Asia Pacific Property Awards 2019; Driven x Design Award 2019

Connection, revitalisation, history, community empowerment and the creation of fashion garments were key concepts behind the inspiration for this collaborative project between PHVLO (pronounced “flow”), a highly sustainable and socially aware Hong Kong fashion brand; Hatch, a local NGO; and The Good Studio.  It was conceived out of a desire to create a viable work and education hub relating to elements of the fashion industry as well as to give something back to the surrounding community in one of the city’s poorest districts.

Heightened connectivity among industry teams and a desire for flexible, open-planned spaces were paramount.  This was achieved through the installation of versatile bi-fold doors, clad in a fashion-forward reflective material.  These could be pushed back to produce large-scale spaces for educational purposes, exhibitions and pop-up stores, for example, or closed to create more intimate settings for small-group workshops and meetings.

LOCATION: Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
SCOPE OF WORK: Interior Design
LAUNCH YEAR: 2018
TEAM: Kaye Dong, Mike Chan
AWARD: Frame Award 2020; Asia Pacific Property Awards 2019; Driven x Design Award 2019

It was conceived out of a desire to create a viable work and education hub relating to elements of the fashion industry as well as to give something back to the surrounding community in one of the city’s poorest districts.

The café had been another aspect of the desired connectivity.  Now, open to the public as well as to the companies operating above it, it has a constant stream of people from all walks of life through its doors.  Its long counter-style tables and bench seating foster conversation among visitors and maximise the opportunity for dialogue with the baristas.

Typically in Hong Kong, the old is pulled down to give way to the new but the PHVLO Hatch project adopts a more sustainable approach to renovation and celebrates the imperfections of its original features rather than attempting to exchange them with more pristine and modern equivalents.

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