The Permanent Exhibition will be ongoing for three years on the 1st floor of the EAC and its co-halls. It illustrates EAC’s establishment objective and philosophy, the stories behind the EAC’s architectural design, the connection between humans and natural disasters and the different ways of co-existing with earth.
By exhibiting various works of art, we aim to promote environmental awareness and the EAC’s philosophy of “Common Understanding, Common Consensus, and Collective Actions” to the wider community. We begin the exhibition with “Today is the result of our past actions” and end the exhibition with “Today is the future’s history” (which means our future will be shaped by our actions today). In the Earth Exhibition Hall, it mentions the correlation and connection between humanities and natural disasters, and their coexistence with earth. It also demonstrates ways of recycling in a gracious and thankful manner..
The Tzu Chi Disaster Relief collection include items that highlight Tzu Chi’s commitment to environmental protection and its mission of protecting the environment by clapping hands. The collection include the eco-friendly blanket, the compact movable bed, and the black blackboard made out of fabric. Tzu Chi’s designers have devoted their time and efforts into designing these items not only to fulfill the environmental objectives, but also to deliver love and care to disaster victims and enable the children to continue with their education.
The EAC has created a place that is relaxing and refreshing for visitors to unwind and relax away from the hectic city lives. Ethical Eating Room is a place for visitors to enjoy a healthy vegetarian meal, participate in vegetarian cooking classes and activities. By participating in these events, visitors can understand more about the reasons and benefits of being a vegetarian.
Jing Si Humanistic Culture Room is an exhibition space that combines environmental protection with humanities. In addition to displaying a series of environmental protection related products, the room also provide handpicked books about environmental protection and vegetarian. Visitors can clean their minds here and enjoy.
It is situated on the 2nd Floor of the EAC’s Jockey Club Common Space. It is a space where artists use their artworks to highlight the various topics on the environment, nature, and humanities. Each season, a different group of artists and organizations will showcase their artwork there.
Glaze into Future – Arnold Wong, Keith Chan, Stephen Ip
Do you know how long does it take for a glass bottle to decompose naturally? The answer is: One million years.
In Hong Kong, we use and dispose a huge amount of various glass products every day, and only a small portion gets collected and recycled. The collected glasses are usually crushed and down-cycled into raw material for cement only. Being aware of this, three local Architects Arnold Wong, Keith Chan and Stephen Ip have been actively exploring the possibilities of recycled glass for years. Lately, they created the exhibition “Glaze into Future” at the Tzu Chi Environmental Action Center about the current issues and their future visions on glass recycling. They re-used recycled glass bricks collected from their previous Christmas installation works, to generate an architectural showcase of colourful lights and shadows, with minimal waste. The exhibition gives a “third-life” to the bricks, inspires us on further imaginations of using glass materials, and also aims to animate the development of Hong Kong’s glass recycling industry by raising public awareness.