New Office Works
2017年4月，香港西九文化区管理局举办了首届香港新晋建筑及设计师比赛，邀请本地年轻建筑师及设计师为西九文化区的苗圃公园设计一座具标志性的临时展亭。竞赛收到超过320份参赛作品，获选设计为New Office Works设计的Growing Up。
In April 2017 the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority launched the Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition – a new event inviting Hong Kong designers and architects in the early stage of their careers to design an iconic Temporary Pavilion for the West Kowloon Nursery Park.The competition attracted an overwhelming response – with 320 submissions judged by an expert panel of local and inteational jurors; and the winning design is Growing Up by New Office Works.
The pavilion will be built on a waterfront location in the Nursery Park at West Kowloon that offers stunning harbour and sunset views and a spectacular location for small events and activities. The pavilion is planned to open in autumn 2018 for enjoyment of the public for a period of approximately 6 months.
Just as the process of growing trees requires good soil, so the process of growing culture requires a strong foundationof collective memories of the city. Growing Up captures everyday elements fundamental to Hong Kong, embeddingand cultivating them within the fabric of a soon-to-be major arts and cultural center. A large sloped roof is supportedby a series of timber columns that, like the seedlings in the adjacent nursery park, grow from an intimate human scaleto the harbor scale. A stepped landscape below, reminiscent of the city’s hilly topography, provides both seating andstage for different activities.
Despite its simple volume, each angle of the pavilion reveals a different sense of porosity,materiality, and scale. The north and south elevations are characterized by transparency, the surrounding trees aseamless backdrop between the pavilion’s slender columns. However, as one moves around and the columns overlapin perspective, the pavilion edge becomes more solid and frames the waterfront view.
The pavilion appears the mostdense from the east, the structure of the steps forming an intricate screen to accentuate the transition from park towaterfront. In contrast, an open gathering space and distinct profile emerges from the harbor. The pavilion''smultifaceted character truly reflects the rich diversity of Hong Kong.
Architecture: Paul Tse Yi Pong, Evelyn Ting Huei Chung (New Office Works)
Structural Engineer: Victoria Janssens, Christoph Tritschler (BuroHappold Engineering)
Roof Cladding Consultant: Evan Levelle (Front Inc.)
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