Vanke Wanchai Mixed Use Development, Hong Kong
香港灣仔萬科综合商业住宅项目

Urban Metamorphosis ——Alchemizing the urban fabric transformation.
城市蛻變——融合都市新舊面貌的變遷。
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We are designing for Vanke’s debut development in Hong Kong. This composite tower is situated in the neighborhood of Wanchai, one of thWWe most historical districts experiencing major urban redevelopments today. The site is famous for its mixture of old and new contexts. We want to create a timeless building for Vanke that serves as witness to the transformation of the historical fabric. It is like an alchemical process of extracting the essences of the neighborhood and forging theminto a brand new icon of the area.
The design is informed by the rich local architectural characters and elements from the post-war tenement houses, residential blocks of the 80s and contemporary curtain wall towers. By mapping the shadows of the contextual buildings onto the facade, we create a morphing gradient of evolving modules: deep balcony, punch hole, and sleek curtain wall facade. We interpret these morphing facade modules from the lower floors to the top as a strata of history with various fabric datum around the site, hence the building blends in with existing fabric yet emerges skyward to the top.
我們為萬科設計首個在香港的發展專案,基地位於新舊混合的灣仔區,大規模的都市重建也正在這個歷史區域發生。我們要想創建一個永恆的建築,去見證歷史的變化。設計概念是去提取附近的城市基因來鍛造出一個全新城市地標。從當地不同時期的建築立面特色提取窗牆比例,通過基地陰影投射分析,創建出立面模組化的漸變效果。立面由低層至頂部慢慢蛻變,把建築融入到附近肌理之中,又突顯於頂層的特別玻璃造型。
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