Original StaircaseThe original staircase of Mill 4 has carried thousands of workers throughout the decades, and has been preserved for visitors to have an experience which echoes that of the factory workers. Golden Cup Metal Gate‘Golden Cup’ was one of Nan Fung Textiles’ champion brands, and its imagery adorns the main entry gate at the previous Mill 4 to welcome every visitor to The Mills. NF5 gateThis gate was previously the main entry point into Mill 5 and its presence recalls the collective story of former factory workers. Signage RestorationThe original “Nan Fung Textile Co., Ltd.” signage on the external wall was one of the most distinguishing features of the former mill complex. Sand BucketsFire hazards were the largest threat to the safety and normal operation of the mill factories, with sand buckets adorning every corner to ensure the safety of workers. Upcycled BenchThe solid timber doors that stood for many years in the old mill factories were found in good condition and were repurposed to become benches and signage. Original Window FramesOld window frames were not wasted but repurposed to become new entry signages. Glass Link BridgeNew connections are made through the construction of glass link bridges joining the originally isolated Mill 5 and 6 factories. The HallThe Hall is the heart of The Mills. Hollowing out a three-storey space allowed us to create a large skylight that gives life to the former factory. CHAT SpaceCHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile) occupies the 2nd floor of Mill 6, and is situated above the main entrance to the complex. The ParkWhat used to be a large, vacant concrete roof is now transformed into a rooftop park. Connecting StaircaseThis connecting staircase bridged the gap between the formerly separate buildings and highlights the level differences in the original structures. ColumnsTo support the new spaces we have created at The Mills, most of the original concrete structure had to be strengthened with structural steel members. Pak Tin Par LaneIn order to open up traffic and create a more welcoming atmosphere for The Mills, we created a new pedestrian walkway connecting Castle Peak Road and Pak Tin Par Street. Stencil SignageSome of the old signs within The Mills, such as the “No Smoking” signs, were applied decades ago using this very method.