The 16th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition Hong Kong Response Exhibition

SKY YUTAKA’s Living Tower is now exhibiting as part of ‘Vertical Fabric: Density in Landscape 100 towers 100 architects’ (垂直肌理:密度的地景100個建築師 100個塔樓).

Responding to the Hong Kong Pavilion curatorial theme, SKY YUTAKA took the opportunity to re-think the design of the tower typology and today’s global challenges in technology, environment and society.

In exploring the urban conditions of Hong Kong and compactness of Hong Kong’s urban form and platform of dialogue with the world to shape the discourse of Hong Kong’s urbanism and vertical architecture, Living Tower is a conceptual proposal that re-imagines the future tower as a useful infrastructure that improves and contributes to city living.

Faced with a future of increasingly challenges on climate and natural resource, the tower integrates renewable energy sources through self-generating building of photovoltaics, design of the tower imagines use of intelligent skin that can self-regulate its micro environment, harvest water, and allow for vertical greening, and small scale urban farming at the podium level which provides ingredients for communal restaurants at street level.

We envision a freespace where architecture extends beyond a functional programme and provides additional benefits that improve the quality of life at streetscape and plays a significant social contribution to the neighbourhood.

Exhibition period: 26.04.23 – 23.06.2019
Tower design: Sarah Lee, Yutaka Yano
Curatorial team: Prof Wan Wei Jen, Thomas Chung, Thomas Tsang, Grace Cheng
Venue (Part 2): Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed, Fri : 10am – 6pm; Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 10am – 7pm (Closed on Thursdays (except public holiday)

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