July 3, 2020
-- Passengers can now take a first look at creative ideas from students on the integration of cavern development and smart technologies in Hong Kong at a new "Art in MTR" exhibition in Sheung Wan and Sai Wan Ho stations from today (3 July 2020) until 4 October 2020. Organised by the World Green Organisation (WGO), the exhibition displays winning entries from the "Social Innovation Inventor – Smart Development on the Rock Face and in the Rock Cavern Design Competition"
in which students created models to envisage future smart city development.
Apart from students' creative entries on cavern development, the competition also invited industry professionals to offer ideas on how smart street lighting technology could add more value to communities and citizens in urban planning.
"The possible utilisation of useful space in caverns may provide a solution to land supply shortage while the smart lighting system ideas may meet the needs of residents and improve their living environment. This competition not only helps to cultivate youth creativity but also raises awareness of social and environmental issues," said Dr William Yu, Chief Executive Officer of World Green Organisation.
"Participants have incorporated the idea of smart living into their cavern development and street light concepts to show how we might build up more comfortable, convenient, green, and smart communities for the future. In MTR, we are also on the same track of advancing passengers' smart mobility by exploring the use of technology in our railway services for seamless integration with future smart city development,"
said Ms Linda Choy, Corporate Affairs Director of MTR Corporation.
MTR Corporation offers space at different MTR stations for art exhibitions under the "Art in MTR" programme to promote artistic talent and public's art appreciation. The objective of this programme is to integrate art into the community and enhance passengers' travelling experience through easy access to different art elements, including live performances, short-term art exhibitions, and permanent displays of art pieces. Interested artists and organisations may call the MTR Hotline at 2881 8888 for enquiry or submit their proposals to the Corporation.