ARTA Architects has created an interactive sound installation in Hong Kong designed to engage and nurture human connection.
The project takes as its starting point the concept that sound has no bias, boundaries or limitations. It was created as a playful solution that seeks to remove social barriers between people of different genders, ages, race and social standing.
Traditional brass instruments have been reinterpreted as a jumbled maze of sound-exchanging tubes and devices to allow for initial communication without eye contact, which can then be further explored by tracing the uniquely coloured tubes to find and meet the person at the other end.
The sound devices also serve as impromptu amplifiers for buskers to play music, or for dancers to perform in events that unite the local community, taking in the sound of the trees of the park and the waves of the harbour to encourage a greater sense of the North Point community.
Designer: ARTA Architects
Project: The Symphony of North Point