WU Maggie, Lam Ka Cheung
In Hong Kong, we have skyscrapers of office, apartment, hotel, even parking, but we never have a skyscraper of a park. From the midst of monotonous blocks of the city, a vertical park could generate a new urban typology. It is a discourse of density of Hong Kong’s landscape. Vertical Park is a place for resting, relaxing, playing and breathing. Imagine that it could be a mountain, from ground to the summit with different species of vegetations and plants. It is a skyscraper that not only stands alone, but also visually emerges with the other buildings in the city, generates a greenery neighbourhood vertically. It enriches vertical fabric in Hong Kong by bringing back nature into the artificial urban world. It symbolises ecosystem within city’s infrastructure. Vertical Park represents nature, the contemporary architecture technology, and conflicts between finance and people’s need.