• Benoy Presents Ideas for New Central Harbourfront

    30 November 2017

    The Benoy urban design team has come up with some ideas for New Central Harbourfront Site 3 in Hong Kong, with a view to sparking conversation and promoting innovative thinking.

    Site 3 lies between Jardine House and the Central Ferry Piers. At an event arranged by the Urban Land Institute, Benoy unveiled illustrations of three concepts of how the site might look when developed.

    Benoy joined forces with BuroHappold Engineering to conjure up the concepts, which envisage balancing commercial development of the site with the creation of an accessible public place that will draw people to the waterfront.

    Benoy global design director Simon Bee said: “Each solution has different characteristics, but all respond to the need for connectivity, activity and a rich mix of uses within the plot.”

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    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.


    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.

     
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