Popular with local basketball players and footballers as well as methadone and heroin users, Southorn Playground in Wanchai may soon have a new look. Thanks to Thomas Heatherwick and associates, local cultural activists and residents of Wanchai. Wanchai?
The plans for a renewed Southorn Playground have included public consultations every step of the way. The result is to be unveiled at Southorn Playground this evening, 30 July. To be approved or vetoed by the locals (the plan, not the calendar date). Whether funds will be found to do anything only time will tell. Meantime, local report and lousy-quality photo. Or, readable background report here.
Heatherwick? Among many other things, he's the guy that designed that wonderful curling footbridge for Paddington Basin, London.