’18 kowloon east’ by Aedas in kowloon, china
all images courtesy Aedas
international design practice Aedas has completed ’18 kowloon east’, a 28-storey mixed-use building in kowloon, china. seeking to balance out the heavily industrialized blocks making up the site, the design features a multi-storey green base that provides a ‘greening effect’ within the neighbourhood.
aerial view of green car park
accommodating offices, retail spaces, and a car park, the building sits on a corner plot adjacent to other multi-storey developments. the overall scale of the design is broken up with a foundation of organically shaped floor plates which stack together to make up the above-ground parkade. extensive planting between the layers is visible from the street, visually injecting an element of nature while improving the air quality of the area. the glazed portion of the building lightly rests on this base as a hovering tower.
(left) street view
(right) front elevation
car park at night