Fast, fast, fast!
Being efficient, as the most distinctive Hong Kong identity, is reflected at its most expressive form in the centre of our city – Central, Hong Kong. Yet, what does efficiency mean?
When we are endeavouring to maximize all the quantitative parameters of efficiency, do we really live a high-efficient state?
Does efficiency merely mean shorter time and higher speed?
What is the humane part we are giving away?
The definition of hyper-living lies in the full concept of efficiency. The vision of the project is to reclaim the qualitative values in efficiency in order to achieve the state of hyper-living. It aims to add values to transition process by maximizing detouring and pausing opportunities to encourage the city to slow down and recharge.
The project develops from both an urban scale and human scale. When considering the urban scale, by manipulating a change of scale, density and direction, a low-rise village-like group of office buildings is introduced to the site to create an urban pause. For human scale, architectural moments with various programmes are articulated as anchor points to further slow down the flow and provide more detouring opportunities.