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.

michael young: hong kong PSi tower 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.

michael young: hong kong PSi tower 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.’

michael young: hong kong PSi tower the hong kong skyline by night

more detailed information on the PSi tower project will be presented during 100% shanghai in early november.

michael young: hong kong PSi tower how the multi-faceted surface of the PSi tower would look at night

project info: client: PSi partners & PC building corp china design michael young projects hong kong, china 2010 planning and consulting: porbic partners local architect: arnold woo & partners