Concept

Infrastructure is the driver of the city. Cities like Hong Kong are mainly built on the fluidity and seamlessness of its infrastructure. In the past century, urban infrastructure has been seen as an engineering exercise, a system of efficient networks that connects through vehicular traffic. Yet pedestrians have been pushed aside for the greater good of speed and connection. With the current trend of understanding and redefining the quality of life in the cities, we have to rethink the role of urban infrastructure. 

The studio is to re-envision the relationship between city, building and infrastructure by investigating program and structure as a driver of space and context. The focus is how a carpark can exchange and connect the city with the water through program and site.

This #architecture project formulates a critical position to the brief. Although carpark per se cannot bring the city closer to its natural boundary, this particular program suggests a variable of time. I took this thread as the starting point of my proposal - a parking+leisure complex for this very complicated site.

Location

Waterfront in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Keywords

Carpark plus Public Program, Program, Structure, Site

Prototypal structure 原型結構
View of open deck 開放平台的視角

概念

基礎設施是城市的驅動力。像香港這樣的城市,主要建立在基礎設施的流動性和無縫性之上。在過去的一個世紀裡,城市基礎設施一直被視為一項工程實踐,一個通過車輛交通連接的高效網路系統。然而為了更好的速度和連接性,行人的便利被不予考慮。隨著當前對城市生活質量的認識和重新定義的趨勢,我們必須重新思考城市基礎設施的作用。

該課題通過探究功能需求和結構作為空間和背景的驅動力,重新設想城市、建築和基礎設施之間的關係。重點是停車場如何通過功能和場地交流並連接城市環境與濱水空間。

本專案對任務書提出批判立場。雖然停車場本身不能使城市更接近其自然邊界,但這個特殊的功能性暗示了時間變數。我以這個線索作為專案設計的起點,在這一極端複雜的場地環境設置停車場+休閒綜合體。

Stitch of Time

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