Park One

Kowloon, Hong Kong  |  2019

Park One is a residential tower for Henderson Land located in the Tai Kok Tsui district, a dense urban area in Kowloon undergoing major gentrification over the last decade. Located next to the elevated west kowloon corridor, the upper portions of the tower enjoys uninterrupted seaview. The building planning took the approach of a slender skyscraper to maximise the number of premium units with seaviews at higher floors. By adopting super compact planning for multiple-room apartments, the resulting architecture is a super slim tower with 4 units per floor sitting atop a long mixed-use podium.

The podium houses the hospitality clubhouse spaces on the fourth floor and is integrated with a landscape garden that steps down in section to provide residents with a green oasis in the city. Retail spaces are located on the ground and first floor for the living convenience of residents.

The façade of the tower adopts a composition of vertical strips that vary in widths to emphasize the verticality of the super slim tower and create visual movements. The podium emphasis horizontality of the stepping garden and incorporates green wall in the façade to provide a contrast to the hard concrete neighbourhood surroundings.