The footbridge provides the pedestrian link across a steep hill between the two areas; the lower area near the harbour, and the upper area that have been identified for the future large public housing project and the bridge will form the main access route when the housing development have been completed. Responding to the challenges of building structures spanning over different levels over a steep slope site, the bridge design negotiates various level changes with two lift towers and elevated walkway with design features to integrate with existing context while maintaining amenity to adjacent neighbouring properties.
To meet the strict requirement by the Highway Department, the design of the bridge adopts simple and robust detail design with consideration for progression of spatial experiences for the passengers including vantage point at the upper lift lobby with views across the Victoria harbour with featured skylights and integration of expansive climber plants to provide shading and inject the colours and fragrant element to the otherwise highly functional infrastructure.
Location: Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Scope: Concept and Schematic Design, ACABAS Submission
Project Team: Yutaka Yano, Sarah Lee, Hijiri Nagasawa, Deedee Pun Tik Chung, Black & Veatch (RSE, Project Management)