"The revitalization of Tai Yuen Market, Hong Kong"

Project Details

The Link asked Greig & Stephenson to work on the concept design for 'an organised chaos' to change the image and atmosphere of their fresh food markets throughout the former colony.

The brief encompasses the 'cleaning up' of many of the traders 'spill out / messy' and unauthorised trading habits while not completely sanitising what is best loved of the 'freshness' of the Chinese Wet markets.

  • LocationHong Kong
  • Site Area5,120 sqm
  • Time Scales2009 - 2011

The prototype market refurbishment for Tai Yuen was completed over a phase programme of works in December 2011.

The revitalization of Tai Yuen Fresh Market has also attracted praise – Tai Yuen won the Environment Excellence Award of the Asian CSR Awards 2011.  This award is organised by the Asian Institute of Management.  The Asian CSR Awards are among the top corporate social responsibilities awards in the region.

The project excelled among 175 entries from 129 companies in 14 countries to win the Award.  Judges acknowledged the project as “unique”, with positive local employment benefits and improvements to many of the tenant’s businesses.