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𝑬.𝑪𝑶 𝑹𝒐𝒕𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂

Human Landscape - Performing Harmony


Project Overview

The ‘𝑬.𝑪𝑶 𝑹𝒐𝒕𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂’ project is organised by the Department of Architecture, HKU and co-presented by 1a space. An array of exciting and valuable public programmes will be launched this summer.

Oriented from initiatives of the ‘human-landscape strategy’ in revitalisation of local rural culture, ‘𝑬.𝑪𝑶 𝑹𝒐𝒕𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂’ is an architecture, conservation and cultural integration program, and a prototypic exploration cum showcase of how villagers and citizens may join forces to cultivate a sustainable living heritage.

Pathing ways for the prolonged objective of cultural inheritance, the project aims at giving participants and visitors a holistic journey from design, building, learning and skills sharing by starting with the design and building of a bamboo rotunda and through a cohort of crafts, land studies, art and music practices, in strategic sites on Yim Tin Tsai village, Sai Kung, Hong Kong.

*This is a membership-only event, anyone who registers successfully will become a member automatically.



Organiser: Department of Architecture, HKU
Co-presenter: 1a space
Sponsor: Azalea (1972) Endowment Fund
Supporting Organisation: Yim Tin Tsai Rural Committee, The Salt & Light Preservation Centre

Collaborators: Bamboo Master Chan Yuk Kwong, Bamboo Generations

Honourable consultant: Anna Kwong (Conservation Expert)

Social Media: Instagram, @e.corotunda, Facebook E.CO Rotunda 竹 . 地 . 人 . 和

Event Registration: Eventbrite



The Salt & Light Preservation Centre provides ferry service travelling from Sai Kung to Yim Tin Tsai, the information below is the ferry schedule and charge:

Sai Kung Pier Reception:

Working hours: Tuesday to Sunday and Public holiday (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), Monday closed

Service: Providing ferry information including ticketing and general enquiries

Location: Near Hung Kee Seafood Restaurant


Schedule (Tuesday to Sunday and Public holiday):

from Sai Kung

from Yim Tin Tsai

10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

12:20 p.m.
2:20 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.



Including Round-trip ticket with a sticker* & a map

Ticket Type



Children 4-12 y/o & Elderly above 65 y/o

4 y/o or below children

HKD $70

HKD $50



*The Ferry service will be suspended under the Strong Wind Signal No.3 or above, and the Back Rainstorm Signal; delayed or suspended service may be implemented in Sai Kung in case of heavy thunderstorms or heavy rain.


Besides the ferry service provided by The Salt & Light Preservation Centre, other shipping companies also offer ferry services travelling from Sai Kung Pier to Yim Tin Tsai. For detailed schedules, please inquire with major shipping companies.


Tidal Information


The participants of '𝑬.𝑪𝑶 𝑹𝒐𝒕𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂' workshop or event in Yim Tin Tsai need to pay attention to tidal information and stay safe. For more information, please refer to Hong Kong Observatory’s predicted tides below:


Workshop: Bamboo Chair - DIY Creativity


Unleash your creativity and create your unique bamboo chair with Bamboo Generations in this valuable workshop! Don’t miss this incredible workshop if you are interested in making furniture and crafts!


Workshop Details:


Total Fees|HKD 550 per person (Any Ferry Tickets are not included)

*Register must be aged 16 or above





Option 1 (Morning Class)

4 May 2024

10:00 – 13:00

18 May 2024

10:30 – 14:00

No.4, Nam Pin Wai, Mui Wo

The Yim Tin Tsai Village, Sai Kung

Option 2 (Afternoon Class)

4 May 2024

14:00 – 17:00

18 May 2024

12:30 – 16:00

No.4, Nam Pin Wai, Mui Wo

The Yim Tin Tsai Village, Sai Kung


BONUS of the Workshop:

  1. Participants who join the 2nd session of the workshop can enjoy the Sai Kung Yim Tin Tsai 20-minute tour before the workshop to immerse themselves into the unique ecosystem and Hakka culture in Yim Tin Tsai.

  2. Participants who join BOTH sessions can make an appointment with Bamboo Generations’ facilitator to create their own bamboo chair for FREE in Mui Woo’s studio. Don’t miss the chance to experience the dedicated process of making bamboo chair again!


​Workshop Introduction:

Session 1

Session 2

Bamboo Generations' facilitator introduces participants to bamboo-related information and knowledge as well as teaches the basic skills of making bamboo crafts. The participants can also unleash their creativity and design their bamboo chairs and make different components of the chair by themselves.

Bamboo Generations' facilitator assists participants in creating bamboo chair in the E.CO Rotunda by using different tools, such as battery-operated drill, sew and hatchets and different material, such as bamboo strips, Bamboo nails etc.

About Bamboo Generations:
Bamboo Generations feature a wide range of activities for all groups of participants, interact with each other, collaborate across generations, create community and make an impact on the environment. Currently, we provide cross-generation training courses and plan special activities with bamboo works as the theme, including bamboo tree houses, bamboo rafts, bamboo weaving, bamboo lights, bamboo playgrounds, etc.


Extreme Weather Arrangement


The day before the event, if the weather forecast by the Hong Kong Observatory issues a tropical cyclone warning signal number 3 or above, or hoists a red or black rainstorm warning signal, the event will be postponed.

Eight hours before the event, if the Hong Kong Observatory forecasts or issues a tropical cyclone warning signal number 8 or above, or hoists a red or black rainstorm warning signal, the event will be rescheduled or cancelled, further arrangement / announcement please refer to '𝑬.𝑪𝑶 𝑹𝒐𝒕𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂' Instagram and Facebook page.


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