Residents passing along Discovery Bay Road will no doubt have noticed a new splash of colour in the form of creative graffiti, designed by two DB students, painted on what is now known as the [email protected]
The impressive designs, painted on the gate of the all-new eco centre, are the work of Hong Kong International Learning Academy’s Eric Wang and Discovery College’s Rishima Mathur, winner of the DB Graffiti Competition.
The centre was officially opened at the weekend, with residents, DB schools and community representatives gathering in front of the centre which is located by Parkridge Village.
Chairman of the City Owners Committee Simon Mawdsley, Convener of Environmental Protection Sub-Committee Vic Riley, Member of Environmental Protection Sub-Committee Baby Hefti, Chairman of [email protected] Francis Chiu and Assistant Director of DB Services Management Limited Patrick Ho were all in attendance.
The Head of Visual Arts at DC Fiona Altoft, Principal of HKILA Justine Barlow, Curriculum Leader of SKH Wei Lun Gavin Tso and students from DB schools were presented with certificates and prizes for their participation and achievements in the DB Graffiti Competition. DB parents and families were also in full support.
Discovery Bay is the first residential area in Hong Kong to have its own green education centre, thanks to the launch of City Management’s Green Lifestyle Committee.
Through the centre, City Management is aiming to educate the future generation of DB and wider Hong Kong about the importance of environmental protection and to spread the word on how to make DB greener and more sustainable.
The [email protected] centre was formerly used as an unused refuse collection chamber. Now, following its transformation, it houses displays of the different environmental initiatives being implemented in the community, and also acts as a food and glass recycling demonstration and operation centre.
Photos by Baljit Gidwani – www.evoqueportraits.comTags: discovery bay, city management, db graffiti competition, [email protected]