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Site Central, Hong Kong

Date Nov 2011

HONG KONG Alternative Car Park Tower

The parking structure has captured the imagination of novelists, photographers and film-makers, an yet it remains peripheral to our culture - best understood as forbidding fictional setting or often as an imposing silent building that we encounter along the way.

Car parks are not very appreciate by users (too cold, too dark, too insecure etc.) and this project hopes to offer a new take on this type of building that is far too quiet.

Hong Kong situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. And with a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Much of Hong Kong's terrain is hilly to mountainous with steep slopes of which less than 25% of the territory's landmass is developed and about 40% of the remaining land area is reserved as country parks and nature reserves.

The aim of this project is to design an iconic and Alternative Car Park Tower in the heart of Hong Kong. The new tower will include several possibilities for events such as concerts, art exhibitions, fashion shows, ceremonies dinners, cinematic projections, etc.