2047


The Human Laboratory, Hong Kong Density Distopia

2047


The Human Laboratory, Hong Kong Density Distopia
Considering asian cities as Hong Kong as laboratory for density and extreme urban conditions, this future aims to imagine the next step of extreme urban areas: in the underground.
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Hong Kong, historical leader in Asia, faces a constant opening of its doors to China mainland, since decades. Seen by many as an asylum, Hong Kong has always been an extremely densified place, and is now expressing difficulties to find free space. After building high, Hong Kong is building deep: the Island food industry is located 150 meters below the historical Central Market. Receiving the products by multiple rail lines from China, the food is redistributed horizontally(in the island), and vertically directly to the underground market. The streets are going from the hills to the depths of Hong Kong city, bringing with them the crazed activity. Over-densified, this anthill system pack activities wherever an available space is. As a symbol of the reminiscent greatness and independence of Hong Kong, the heritage of Bauhaus style Central Market, is a symbolic entrance for the city to its underground.


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How to keep Hong Kong special features in a very compact place ?


Idea by

Vincent Le Pendeven
55 Avenue Pierre Bérégovoy
Bourges
France
Freshly graduated from Strasbourg's Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture, I used to live and study Hong Kong for a one year period, making it the main topic of my interest, out and in the field of architecture. My diploma was therefore about the future of the metropolitan area, both in terms of politic and urban development. This competition was therefore the way for me to push the graphism to the next level, keeping in mind the concepts of my previous work.

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