Office Tower and Exhibition Center by Michael Arellanes II MA2
Project: Hong Kong Office Tower and Exhibition Center
Designed by Michael Arellanes II (MA2)
Location: Hong Kong, China
This eye-catching tower design comes from Michael Arellanes II (MA2) practice shaped for the project of Hong Kong Office Tower and Exhibition Center located in Kai Tak Development (KTD) site, Hong kong. This (KTD), ex-airport site will be supported for a mix of community, housing, infrastructural, tourism and business developments. Form of the tower comes as a curv-linear structure you can find more of the design and read the architectural description after the jump:
From the Architects:
The tower and exhibition hall is a proposal for Hong Kong's Kai Tak development, an airport landing strip that will be reclaimed into the city as a new cultural, business, and residential district. The tower is an expression of fluid movement that manifests into a series of folds, creases, and a bifurcation of massing creating a dual tower. By creating a matrix of vertical lattices enables the glass surfaces to polymorph into folding curvatures, thereby having variation along all sides of the building igniting a robust and dynamic tectonic curvilinear structure. Structural tectonics' that are articulated by curvilinear geometric components have varied properties that can address structural performance and synergetic nuances, operating in conjunction to cultivate a visual and experiential valiancy. The base of the tower is a composite of vector geometries, where it functions as a point of transition for two different projects yielding as one overall gesture. By situating the tower for Kai Tak along the water front, its fluid massing is showcased as an iconic image that complements the cities velocity and urban life.