Sponge Tower

Rocco Design Architects

Hong Kong’s hyper density is driven by the traditional podium and tower model that chokes up the ground. We consider the ground being the most important plane in urban space for social interaction and we intend to free it up and ‘soak up’ the people into the tower above. The proposed tower inverts the traditional model to release the ground from built works and returns it to a state of Free Space. The mass of tower dissolves gradually from the top at a city scale down to human scale at the street level, animated by diverse communal functions. Towards the top, more private programs disseminate, marked by homogeneous masses. Gradually the social public communal functions congregate densely towards the public space at the base. Different programs have more interconnections and are transparent to the public, displaying a vibrant and differentiated façade.

香港傳統的裙房塔樓的發展模式,雖做就了超高密度的發展,但卻礙塞了珍貴的地面空間。我們認為地面空間作為城市人不可劃缺的社交場所,所以我們希望透過設計為人們開放這空間,利用滲透性的塔樓帶動地面活動往上。 塔樓倒轉了傳統的模式騰出地面空間(Free Space)。塔樓的體量因應周邊的城市空間逐漸由高層的城市尺度溶化成小體量的社交功能。均一的功能體量在高層散佈,而逐步靠近地面的公共空間,社交功能體量變得密集聚集。於低層的不同的功能有更多的連繫,更高的透明度,呈現出一個有活力多變的外觀。

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