05 Feb '12, 6am

This usually deserted rooftop in Hong Kong is buzzing with life and sweetness.

This usually deserted rooftop in Hong Kong is buzzing with life and sweetness.

Viewed from its tallest towers, Hong Kong is an endless expanse of concrete that stretches for hundreds of kilometers. Paradoxically, it is surrounded by nature, even though we hardly feel it when we are in the city. The density of the city has made many of its inhabitants ignorant of the potential of shared spaces and urban life. For years, the rooftops of Hong Kong have been abandoned or occupied by illegal squatter settlements, due to the lack of regulations from the building authorities in Hong Kong. One example was this empty and open rooftop at an old industrial building in Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong, one of the most densely populated districts and largest industrial areas in Hong Kong. Inspired from a trip to Sweden where he first saw and tasted organic honey, Michael Leung returned to Hong Kong in January 2010 and took over the building’s rooftop, where he has a desig...

Full article: http://www.fivefootway.com/magazine/article/hk_honey

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