Aedas: 18 kowloon east
nov 07, 2011
Aedas: 18 kowloon east

’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.

exterior view

(left) street view
(right) front elevation


car park at night

lighting effect


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