SKY STREET – Hong Kong Alternative Car Park Tower competition \ Hugon Kowalski + Adam Wiercinski + Borys Wrzeszcz
“Sky Stree” is the proposal by the Polish desingers Hugon Kowalski, Adam Wiercinski and Borys Wrzeszcz, designed for Hong Kong Alternative Car Park Tower competition which was held by AC_CA organization.
The main concept of this project was to create parking space as extension of the street. Typical city-street with traffic lane, parking spaces, sidewalk and tram was took out into space and shaped the building form. Another main issue supporting this idea was to enable collision-free circulation. For that purpose the structure of the building consist of two spirals. Indicated street forms external contour of the building – way-up spiral. Inside of this spiral, there is a mirrored way-down spiral.
Both of them connect once per half of the circle. Due to this solution, driver is able to drive in, park the car and later go down keeping the same direction all the time. On the top of this structure the way-up spiral smoothly merges way-down spiral. Building outline stands out of Victoria’s Bay panorama. The object is not as high (100m) as surrounding skyscrapers but its shape makes it symbol of the area.
Its spherical shape makes coherent construction, linked way-up and way-down spiral, both made of concrete, are supplementary consolidate with steel frame inside the object. Complete body creates exceptionally tough, egg-shaped construction. The second face of the object is its amazing interior. The huge vault can be adopted in various ways. In two locations of the building there are suspended platforms designed for multi-purpose area.
Illumination of the object depends on its users. During the night lights of cars and trams shine in the specular ceiling. Building glows as a lantern.