People are put before cars in this masterplan to create a new sustainable community within a spectacular site. Twenty-one towers are surrounded by lush New Territories landscape. The towers are made up of luxury apartments, a resident's club house, retail facilities and a kindergarten, all located within a green park. Each of the luxury apartments has large bay windows and balconies for residents to enjoy the panoramic views out to Starfish Bay and Tolo Harbour and southwest to the extensive woodland.
Unlike the usual apartment designs in Hong Kong, which elevate pedestrian routes onto raised walkways leaving the street level empty, the RSHP design places buildings firmly in the surrounding landscape and in new green public spaces. The podium level walkways encourage people to stroll leisurely from the entrance of their homes to a 24-hour weather-protected walkway to and from the shopping mall and existing MTR station (which connects people to the centre of Hong Kong within 20 minutes) or simply around the development. The scheme encourages sustainable living by reducing energy consumption through positive environmental strategies, creating new green spaces, and by placing amenities within walking distance from residents' homes; the project has therefore been awarded a "3 Star" Green Building Label under the China Building Council – the highest green award ever given to a private residential project in Hong Kong.
|Location||New Territories, Hong Kong|
|Type||Mixed-Use / Masterplan|
|Architect||Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners|
|Co-Architects||Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man|
|Quantity Surveyors||Davis Langdon & Seah|
|Facade Engineer||Arup Facade (Hong Kong)|
|Landscape Architects||Grant Associates + ADI Ltd|
|Interior Design (clubhouse)||Stephen Leung and Partners|
|Interior Design (retail)||Aedas (Hong Kong)|
Benjamin Darras, Lennart Grut, Mike Fairbrass, Ivan Harbour, Dennis Ho, Aki Kageyama, Amo Kalsi, Mathias Lerch, Louise Palomba, Richard Rogers, Viral Shah, Charlene Shum, Angela Tobin, Freda Yuen
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