Living on the slope

How does Pokfulam Village adapt to the topography?

Pokfulam Village is a very special and unique place, shaped by numerous external factors and constraints. One of them is the unique topography. It nurtures the village, but at the same time brings many other problems to it.

In face of special topography like steep slopes, people advocate demolition instead of adaptation most of the time. Yet, Pokfulam Village is a rare place in the city where a peaceful negotiation between human and the environment could still be found.

For many years, the villagers try to adapt to the topography and live with it, ranging from small-scale adaptation to the topography at the grocery store to the large-scale adaptations in construction of houses on the slopes.