Site: Central, Hong Kong ｜
Type: Landscape, Transport, Retail ｜
Scale: 12.5 ha ｜
Design: 2006 ｜
Design Team: Liu Yuyang, Charles Cheng ｜
Sponsored by the Hong Kong Mass Transit Rail, the study presents an alternative to the HK Government’s proposal through the concept of “Urban Rainforest”, as a new planning strategy for one of the most prominent but under-utilized waterfront site in Hong Kong. The scheme proposes a biologically diverse waterfront, with a lush landscaped, 40-metre wide promenade for outdoor activities and temporary events. A green deck allows a separation of traffic and pedestrian flow while maintaining a pollution-free waterfront. By introducing iconic architectures for the new boutique hotel and new pier structures hosting leisure, entertainment, cultural and retail programs, the design transforms the existing Central Piers into a vibrant, integrated, people-oriented and sustainable world class waterfront.