massiv: car park hong kong
apr 01, 2012
massiv: car park hong kong

view by night

the destination of the project imposes a research on the notions of filling and loading.
the universal symbol of an electric cell appeared
logically in our thoughts. the battery cell
leads notions of contents (the energy), and container (the battery cell), offering 2 aspects to
our parking tower.
the container: a glass cylinder which allows you to see the parking space load level which,
from 8:00 pm, participates in the symphony of lights
of the victoria harbor, thanks to the glass is
natural capacity of reflection.

the content: the intern all load level bars become opaque (during the day) and
get illuminated
(at night) when these all load level bars are full.

regarding the functioning of the building, we were quick to realize that the
installation of a typical
circular loading ramp would force the users to cover too much distance inside the tower,
considering the 1500 required parking spots
panning across 80 levels. consequently, in a
concern of functional performance, we set up a system of mechanical distribution which rises
slides laterally inside the central backbone of the tower.
the tip of the battery situated at the very top of the tower, will house the skybar included in
the program.
surrounded by a 360° panoramic terrace, this space will offer an exceptional
scenic view to the parking users, inhabitants of hong-kong,
as well as the tourists visiting the



ground level

current level

skybar level

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