Location: Hong Kong SAR.
Client / Organiser: HKIABF
Status: Exhibition proposal as part of the 16th Venice Biennale international Architecture, Hong Kong Pavilion
SKY YUTAKA Team: Yutaka Yano, Sky Lee, Gloria Chui Ying Ha
Living Tower is conceptual design study for mixed-use tower in Hong Kong that re-imagines the building which can also act as a useful urban infrastructure. It is attempt to envision a tower typology 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 it’s 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.
The proposal form part of a group effort by various of architects representing Hong Kong which are on display at the Hong Kong Pavillion in 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale. The overall exhibition attempt to create collective expression of future tower typology where the architecture meets with diverse range of challenges to improve the quality of city life.