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North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park, HK
20 July 2020
North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park in Hong Kong
Design: LWK + PARTNERS
Location: eastern Hong Kong, China
North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park
LWK + PARTNERS designs a culturally-engaging, healthy promenade in eastern Hong Kong
LWK + PARTNERS has designed the North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park in Hong Kong, China, in collaboration with Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Ltd. It represents LWK + PARTNERS Landscape Team’s latest major public project in the city after the ongoing Kai Tak Promenade and The Lyric Theatre.
As part of Hong Kong’s ongoing harbourfront enhancement, North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park aims to beautify, utilise and revitalise a stretch of much neglected space under the Island East Corridor – a major highway connecting key points along the southern shore of Victoria Harbour. The two-kilometre walkway enhances connectivity along the whole shoreline, as well as creates a lively public space for the neighbourhood and an attractive destination for festivals and the weekends.
Building a boardwalk over water effectively widens the promenade and pushes out the coastline, opening up a recreational area previously inaccessible for people. Part of the structure even skews off the shading of the highway, offering a complete open-air experience at intervals.
Playing around the concept of ‘Citywave’, the undulating design captures the energetic movement and characteristics of water waves, going well with the Island Eastern Corridor and resonating with the city’s dynamic energy. Eight ‘wave’ elements, including sun wave (landscaped boardwalk), play wave (playground), fish wave (fishing platform), wave avenue (weekend markets), food wave (food corner), sky wave (viewing deck), art wave (public art display) and wave hub (cultural and educational centre), combine to form a multifaceted wellness-driven experience and make up an all-round community hotspot.
Equipped with a pedestrian walkway, cycleway, sitting out facilities and shelters, the space encourages people to come and relax, walk their pets, socialise, enjoy a take-out meal or engage in other kinds of waterfront recreation. The promenade park will also attract joggers, cyclists and encourage the general public to do more exercise, promoting a healthy community and demonstrating a dynamic and energetic side of the city.
Connect with local culture
Getting people engaged with their physical surroundings contributes to a stronger cultural identity. The project will reconnect local citizens with a long-estranged part of the iconic harbour, by presenting an excellent site for cultural happenings.
Every year, the Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong attracts tourists from all over the world. The existing Tong Shui Road Pier will become a dragon boat training station and an educational centre, sustaining an important cultural tradition and encouraging people’s participation outside the festive season.
The community will be further activated by opportunities of local festivals like weekend markets, food fairs or beer festivals, drawing people from other parts of Hong Kong to enjoy this part of the harbour.
There will be several access points to blend with the neighbourhood and local street networks, as well as landing facilities for potential water transport. Bicycle renting kiosks will be in place for those looking for a fun afternoon.
For a more interactive experience, local information like weather and time will be projected onto the highway structures. Lighting is adjustable to suit the needs of event organisers, while augmented reality can be integrated with one of the viewing decks.
Green designs have been adopted in response to the coastal environment. Lightweight, durable materials are carefully chosen to withstand sea winds, which contain high levels of moist and salt. The deck area is 100% recycled materials – a mixture of recycled timber and PE / PP resin recognised with the ECO-MARK label.
Create a healthy community
North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park is set to become an important platform of community life in Hong Kong, giving the city a refreshing dose of energy, facilitating healthier lifestyles and promoting both physical and mental wellbeing of people.
By designing a green daily landscape, LWK + PARTNERS intends to retrieve a wavering connection between the harbour and the local community, and it shows how a tricky space underneath the highway can be transformed into a new centre of activities.
North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park Hong Kong – Building Information
Project Name: North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park
Location: Hong Kong, China
Client: Civil Engineering and Development Department of HKSAR
Main Consultant: Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Ltd
Landscape Architect: LWK + PARTNERS
Site Area: 42,600 sqm
Year of Completion: 2025
North Point Landscape Boardwalk & Promenade Park, China images / information received 200720 from LWK + PARTNERS Architects
Location: Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, eastern Asia
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