steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange
 
steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange
may 20, 2010

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange

‘ephemeral roof exchange’

‘ephemeral roof exchange’ is the winning entry for the open group competition by architects steven ma, wendy fok and dominik strzelec. designed as an interactive connection point between the three important regions of china’s perl river delta (hong kong, macao and zhuhai), this architectural design serves as a boundary crossing facility between those areas for the purpose of maritime transport.

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange detail

its features a three point access system which brings together technological, economical and cultural entities and public spaces into a unified secure zone. additionally, each of the three different points of entry pertain specifically to advanced sustainable technologies such as solar, hydro and piezoelectrical energy.

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange three point access system

the three energy collection points are each representational to the location and orientation of the site. the solar photovoltaic louvres with a south orientation, for instance, is designed for the hong kong/ kowloon exchange entrance.

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange aerial view

located at the hong kong/macao/zhuhai terminal, a hydro collective system designed with humidity and rain water collectors recycles hydro-energy to provide a cooling system for waiting guests. meanwhile, the piezoelectrical system is a self sustaining energy system embedded into the asphalt and landscaping throughout the site that recycles and reuses cast off sound and vibrational energy collected from the numerous passing vehicles during their process of border crossing.

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange interior

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange interior facilities

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange elevation view rendering

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange detail

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange detail

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange roof patterns

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange roof patterns

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange roof patterns

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange roof patterns

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange site plan

steven ma, wendy fok + dominik strzelec: ephemeral roof exchange site plan

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    no more hadid-clone, please.
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  • Mind bogglingly beautiful. Don’t bother criticizing in public if you can’t spell or use grammar in the language in which you are criticizing.

    Exxtremitie
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