A Hong Kong Tower with Levels of Constraint/Freedom

香港塔樓——多重程度的限制與自由

ZHU Tao

K Feature 1: Density/De-density

Hong Kong’s extraordinary density in its urban area is made possible by a converse side: the extraordinary de-density of its countryside. Hong Kong uses only 24.3% of its land area for construction, reserving 75.7% for its country greenery.

Can a single tower achieve the dual-feature—densifying one part and emptying the other?

 

HK Feature 2: Water/Mountain

Utilizing the island’s topography, Hong Kong’s towers have two types of sites and facial expressions: The office/commercial towers compete for the waterfront and the residential towers soar toward the mountains.

Can a single tower achieve the dual-feature — containing the office/commercial part that faces water and the residential mountains?

 

HK Feature 3: Levels of Constraint/Freedom

Hong Kong’s towers can accommodate almost all of their needed programs with three tiers of floor-to-floor heights:

3m: living - housing;

4.5-6m: working & commercial - office, shop, restaurant, etc.

9-12m: leisure & transportation - lobby, sky garden, cinema, gym, bus terminal, etc.

Can a single tower achieve the triple-feature — containing three tiers of floor-to-floor heights that accommodate all programs?

 

Our Proposal: a Tower with Levels of Constraint/Freedom

A single tower with three tiers of floor-to-floor heights, 3m, 6m, 9m, which can accommodate almost all programs for living, working and leisure activities. By super-densifying its living side toward the mountains, the tower acquires a maximum amount of unconstrained spaces for public activities toward the water.


香港特徵1:密度/反密度

香港城區的超常密度是由它的反面促成的:郊區超常的反密度。香港僅僅將24.3%的領地用作城市建設,75.7%留給郊野綠化。

一棟塔樓內部能否同時實現這雙重特徵——將其中一部分加密,從而將另一部分留空?

 

香港特徵2:水/山

香港塔樓利用港島地形,擁有兩種基地和立面表現: 辦公/商業塔樓爭搶水濱,居住塔樓湧向山地。

一棟塔樓內部能否同時實現這雙重特徵——其中辦公/商業部分面向水,居住部分面向山?

 

香港特徵3:多重程度的限制/自由

香港塔樓利用三組層高,幾乎容納了所有必需功能:

3m:居住——住宅;

4.5-6m:工作和商業——辦公室、商店、餐廳等;

9-12m:閒暇和交通——大堂、空中花園、電影院、健身房、汽車站等。

一棟塔樓內部能否同時實現這三重特徵——包含三組層高,以容納所有必需功能?

 

我們的提案:一棟包含多重程度限制/自由的塔樓

一棟塔樓包含三組層高:3m、6m、9m,可容納幾乎所有的生活、工作和閒暇功能。通過將面山的居住部分超常加密,塔樓可在面水一邊獲得最大量的不受限制的空間,以容納各式各樣的公共活動。自由源於限制。

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