3V equals to=
Value – enviromental friendly, quality public space, sustainable & competitive business environment
Variety – multi functions, for everone, all seasons, all ages and both active and passive activities
Vatility – city life extension and sustainable rituals and cultural development
How do we achieve the ‘Value” ?
1.65% public space
the re-arranged OZP will generate 65% of public open space, it provides high quality accessable and functional greenary.
2.enlongated coast line
it will allow more variety of water-recreation and also possibility for user going closer towards water.
3.build zone assement with existing
surroundings small scale of commerical & retail buildings will locate in certain commerical axis, in combination with the building height restriction, no wall affect and single large development will happened.
4.five urban corridor
Historical Corridor – greenary from waterfront open space connected throgh indoor public space and finally connected to the lifted walkway starting from IFC to mid-level. It acts as historical axis which connect the most interesting places in Central.
Statue Corridor – it is the most direct and conventient open green connector from water to inner city Statue Garden. Starting from Iconic HSBC Headquater and stops at relocation of Queen’s pier. It provide the maximun breezway towards city center and also visual axis towards the sea.
Green Corridor – it is the most greeny corridor within the city. It connects different level of greenary, from Hong Kong Park through Bank of China to Chater Garden, passing small lifted greenway, enjoyinh Wireless Internet Park between City Hall and PLA Headquater and end at small habour island with newly located clock tower.
Civic Corridor – it is a open plaza connected to civic square within Tamar site, it is the most center place within the Central Plaza, and will designated as an important spot for important cultural celebration.
Cultural Corridor - it is an art center and APA cultural function extension. Starting from APA connected to Art Centre and ends with People’s beach – the only one urban artifical beach – generating possibility for cultural moves, different inspirative environment
5.extensive infrastucture support
central public transport terminal will be located under plot 3b, the lifted greenary, and it will directly connect to road P2 and traffic exit of IFC and Central MTR, avoiding the public traffic arcoss the waterfront.
6.Iconic highway above People’s Beach
Lifted P2 highway achieve both economic and asthesic wishes. It contribute to releasing traffic congestion at the same time leave space for water recreation.
instead of large featival market place, we designed small pavilion distribute evenly along waterfront boulevard and People’s beach, it increase the usibility of each area instead of concentrated zone and lost space.
8.car free zone –
it reduce air and nose pollution.
9. strengthening green city quality –
green connector connecting surrounding green park, a vast green space will be created both on the ground and above ground.
How do we achieve the ‘Variety” ?
1.flexibly open space –
people’s square - open public space allow flexible function and temporay program
2.service facility –
concentrate underground for compensating the public open space consumption.
3.wireless internet park –
public amenity suitable for different ages and gender and race, wireless internet
park is the most up-to-date public facility, located in zone 7c, users can enjoy
internet access both indoor and outdoor with greenscape and waterscape.
a large artifical beaches located in the most central area of HongKong will be the most attractive watery place within the Central urban forest.
Instead of single highrise commerical and retail building development, we contribute small scale pavilions along promenade, users will have a new experience for waterfront shopping.
6.Habour Green Island -
In plot 7e, there is a small island located in between waterfront and victoria villages, where is the new clock tower located.
How do we achieve the ‘Vatility” ?
1.Recreation & Functional -
both pratical and recreational programes will be provided within the public space and public amenity
2.Cultural Corridor –
it allows local cultural events cultivated, creating a space with energy and social vision
3.People Beaches - provide new environment for cultural activities, act as an cultural extension of art center and APA
4.People’s Plaza -
provide a large surface open are for temporary function,
a central place for social activities and ritual celebration. E.g. lunar new year market, weekly open market,
5.young artist based -
low rent studio place – underneath People’s plaze, there is an area for young artist to set up their studio, it provide a conventient and interesting working environment. It will be a space for cultivating local art and culture. It will encourage the artistic atmosphere.
6.relationship of Queen’s pier and water
relocating Queen’s pier to the intersecting point of Statue Corridor, Green Corridor and Waterfront
Promenade. Queen’s pier will be a new icon of Central waterfront. Water around Queen’s pier will no longer for boat, however, it will be water for recreation, public use.
7.Organic growth –
space within cultural corridor, people’s beach, is a space for organic growth of arts and community uses by natural evolution, it will be suitable space for art display, performace, speakers corners…
1. Diversification of the site by creating different spatial conditions and programmatical richness. This will enrich and enlarge the efficience of the HK Harbour.
2. Flexibility in use in terms of an all year-round, 4 seasons offer of
attractions and allowance of temporary use, mainly on and under the People Square near Tamar. Think of outdoor festivities, exhibitions,
fairs, circus etc. This will provide more possibilities of use.
3. Historical Linkages. We consider the tranformation of the Waterfront
as a part of an ongoing process in the development of HK.
4. Physical Linkages with the different corridors
(Historical, Statue, Green, Civic and Cultural)
5. The Waterfront offers space for the local culture and community. The Waterfront will confront and facilitate interaction between different
6. Safe and car-free area with the use of landscape decks.
7. Green, healthy environment which will improve air quality on Island with breezaways and lawns.
8. Vitality and attractiveness during every phase of the development.