rendering of the PSi tower along the hong kong harbour
british hong kong-based designer michael young has sent us a preview for a commission he was given to
develop building project strategies for wanchai cultural district in hong kong. the first concept has been developed
as an office complex with luxury apartments for business users and executives overlooking kowloon district.
conceptually the project, based visually on the essence of ancient chinese building techniques, has been carried
forward into the 21st century with its multi-faceted surface that change according to weather and light conditions.
the PSi tower in relation to hong kong’s other landmark buildings
the site measures 5-hectares. the ground level internal atrium will house public art and be for pedestrian use,
and will include outdoor restaurants and outdoor seating. the upper central interior section boasts a native plantation
that encloses an outdoor theater area.
left: aerial view of the tower and surrounding site
right: PSi tower
young has been living in hong kong for a number of years now, and he wanted to design a building that could be
understood by both local residents and at the same time appeal to an international platform. young admitted,
‘…it was a great pleasure to work on such a large-sale after watching great architects challenge the furniture industry
over the years, and that finally the industry was becoming symbiotic, a natural evolution of technology and engineering.’
the hong kong skyline by night
more detailed information on the PSi tower project will be presented during 100% shanghai in early november.
how the multi-faceted surface of the PSi tower would look at night
client: PSi partners & PC building corp china
design michael young projects ltd.place: hong kong, china 2010
planning and consulting: porbic partners
local architect: arnold woo & partners