Hong Kong’s popular Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront has long been falling into disrepair, so architecture and design firm James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) is breathing new life into the area.
JCFO plans to renovate and update the existing promenade and amenities, including the addition of a public waterfront built on top the existing bridge columns to offer visitors stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline.
‘The project is composed of two parts,’ explains lead architect James Corner, ‘a new open space, including dramatic new designs for Salisbury Garden, and the waterfront promenade, and additional open spaces that make up Victoria Dockside arts and design district.’
As well as creating a much-needed public space and increasing seating in the area 325-fold, JCFO were tasked with strengthening the waterfront’s typhoon and flood defences.
Adding to the promenade built upon a seawall, JCFO will minimise wave damage to the shore and reduce storm effects with a strengthened waterfront infrastructure. Interlocking concrete panels and pavers will encourage underwater habitation, whilst withstanding the power of the sea waves, and trellises will form windbreakers to shield visitors from the elements.
You can find out more about the project here.