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West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
2017 - Concept Design
West Kowloon Nursery Park, Hong Kong
Highlighted Entry
- Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition 2017
Arnold Wong, Matthew Donkersley, Allen Chau, Benjamin William Blanning Gough, Emily Yan & Richard J Wood
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Hong Kong is a city of multiplicity, diversity, and density. Our perception of boundaries is constantly challenged as we coexist in environments with extreme fluctuations of crowdedness.

ONE encapsulates the fluid transition of thresholds between personal, social and public space - composing three distinct spatial experiences of The Self, The Few, and The Many.

- The Self is a shaded quiet space for the introvert.
- The Few is an intimate space for family and friends.
- The Many is a vibrant interactive space for everyone.

The triune of spaces form ONE entity.

The Weave
Bamboo has long been an invaluable resource in the construction of Hong Kong’s urban landscape. With its incredible lightness and strength it is most well used in scaffolding but rarely as a final architectural finish. ONE celebrates the versatile aesthetics of Bamboo by weaving a bamboo-steel hybrid skin of varying density to create multiple light porosities and shading. The main materials selected are biodegradable and sustainably sourced. They can be reused and repurposed as individual elements.