Night Time Design in Hong Kong

How open are out open space?

In collaboration with Arup (, Common Core is organising a transdisciplinary research project to study the design of open spaces across Hong Kong. Students will attend workshops and explore case studies to learn from Arup’s lighting, landscape, and acoustic expertise. Afterwards, students will conduct fieldwork site measurements and researching user-experience and demographics, and generate solutions for improving the design of open space sites for placemaking, social engagement, and sustainability.

Students must attend the following mandatory sessions:

  • Workshop Sessions: Monday 24 Oct 2022, 6 – 9 pm @ Common Core Lounge MB151 and Monday 31 Oct 2022, 6 – 9 pm @ Zoom

  • Fieldwork: Two evening in October/ November from 6 – 9 pm (7/11, 9/11, 14/11, 16/11)

  • Final Presentation Session: Monday 5 Dec 2022, 1 – 4 pm @ Common Core Lounge MB150 or Zoom

The project is open to all undergraduate students. No prior training is necessary. However, students must possess strong written and oral communicative skills to participate. Student will be required to draft a report and deliver a final presentation to Arup.

The project requires at least 30 hours of total work. Students who complete the project will be paid a modest stipend.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the project coordinator Dr Jack Tsao (

Deadline: 19 October 2022

Arup Stakeholders:
Dr Ricky Tsui, Director | Research
Mr Samuel Tang, Assistant Manager | Research
Ms Wendy Mak, Associate | Lighting
Dr Jimmy Tong, Associate | Building Sustainability

HKU Stakeholders:
Dr Jack Tsao, Associate Director | Common Core
Dr Tris Kee, Senior Lecturer | Centre for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Collaboration Partner: