In order to comply with the extremely compact planning in Hong Kong, Urbanplunger architectural studio presented the idea to create a suspended building structure leaning on the nearby buildings and uses their internal infrastructure.
Description from the designer:
According to existing situation with extremely compact planning we have got an idea of Pendant Architecture. We elevated our object over the ground stripped the cover “rind” down and leant it on the nearest buildings creating the load-bearing frames. This spatial structure like the jet wings let the whole building soar in space.
Due to such design we created a green square under the building and increased the territory of existed recreation zone.
Visually and functionally our building consists of three parts:
-Nightclubs. The lowest part of the building.
-Public multi leveled lobby with security access to hotel. Spa center with semi-Olympic swimming pool, business center , store, restaurant and etc. The central part of the building horizontally developed.
-Hotel. The upper part of the building. All slabs have regular outline with declining edge of filler structure towards the upper stores. This create an opportunity to make balconies in single and double rooms and terraces in suites, aerial villas and in presidential suite.
The building communicated with the ground by lifts that go up to the lobby through the nightclubs zone open for all. From the lobby you should use another lifts to get to zones with registered access: hotel, spa center and etc. Our construction is an architectural parasite that leans on nearest buildings and uses their communication infrastructure. Evacuation is organized through the three bearing “wings” towards the nearest buildings.
The whole load from our building is delivered to the buildings it leans through the load-bearing frames “wings”. Therefore the vertical and horizontal structures are made from the light and strong composite materials.