Arcology SkyScrapers Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Regions of the People's Rep People's Republic of China, N/A / China

The premise of "agricultural space in big cities" leads us to our concept: "Rice Terraces". Rice terraces have an important semiotic and symbolic significance in a Chinese culture, and they are in the end brought up by the need to sow seed vertically. In addition, the beauty of these terraces is in itself, a source of plastic inspiration and living example of the respectful change of nature by the human. We find such richness of meanings and interactions that we decided rice should be the crop o choice in our project.

Our design concept started flowing from the base, in a metaphorical sense the ground from which is a building is ground almost organically. This body is made up of real "rice terraces", which arises from the tectonic depths, a green wall that serves as a vertical garden symbolizes the development of agriculture, from the historic terraces to the current vertical gardens.

The shape is then reversed to go from bottom to top, the original terraces become a blank wall and the basement flat walls become terraces, towers are now giant rice terraces can be seen in the foreground of the skyline Hong Kong.



Architect of record

Adrian Cachoua
Studio CTC
Av. Desierto de los Leones No. 52, Sub Ancla 1
Mexico City, DF 01000, Mexico
Phone: (52)55 56161044
adrian@studio-ctc.com

Associate architect

Isaac Torres
Studio CTC
Av. Desierto de los Leones No. 52, Sub Ancla 1
Mexico City, DF 01000, Mexico
Phone: (52)55 56161044
isaac@studio-ctc.com