DIVISION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, AND DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
GRADUATE ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, PRATT INSTITUTE AND DIVISION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Make (HK) Ltd.
Tony Ip Green Architects Ltd.
Extending the City: Landscape Spectacle, Sky-rise Living with Nature, Living Architecture and Altered Estates, Common Grounds
Materials: Mixed Media
Size (W x L x H) (mm): 1310 x770 x1290 and 1867 x 770 x 1285
This quartet of speculative proposals imagines the city altered and extended in ways that meet emerging demands for living collaboratively and for engaging each other and our environment productively. New perspectives and new technologies might reconfigure, expand, and augment the city at multiple scales to support a dynamic urban experience. Here, hydro-ecological interventions gird buildings and intertwine to extend across blocks and merge with the territory. A living, growing arboreal structure reorganizes the infrastructure and experience of our streets. Six of the highest, densest and greenest sky gardens exemplify how human-nature interactions are designed and advocated in the vertical city. And the relationship between compact living and its surrounding landscape expands, multiplies and reverberates through a spectacle of reflection.