Hong Kongs Skypark is an urban oasis for millennials

July 10, 2017 by  
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A gorgeous green oasis has surfaced in one of the world’s most densely populated areas in Mongkok, Hong Kong . New World Development’s Adrian Cheng teamed up with Dutch architecture studio concrete to craft Skypark, an innovative luxury development where like-minded millennials can connect in beautiful co-living spaces. The project’s crown jewel—and the inspiration behind the development’s name—is the unique rooftop park, as well as the rooftop solar and wind turbines. Partially powered by clean energy , Skypark paves the way for local developers to take a more eco-friendly approach in construction. “Inspired by the crowded and narrow streets of Mongkok, where space is limited and people bump into each other, concrete created a place for residents to escape the chaos and for people to truly connect,” wrote the architects, which designed the residential complex with young professionals in mind. “Almost literally, by ‘breaking down the walls’ of a generic clubhouse , an open and transformable public space was made.” Garden designer Adrian L Norman created the Skypark roof garden using principles from New World Development’s Artisanal Movement concept that combines creativity, craftsmanship, and community. The sky park is distinguished by its large lawned garden, called The Lawn, that offers residents the luxury of picnicking next to stunning panoramic views. A wealth of other social spaces are available, including private nooks and an outdoor kitchen with a grill. Below the rooftop garden is The Aurora, a modern clubhouse on the 28th floor with an indoor swimming pool, poolside bar, library, and a gym. The Sky Stairs, a set of oversized steps with colorful cushions that double as seating, connect The Lawn with The Aurora. Related: A Lush Living Wall Skirts Aedas’ New Composite Building in Hong Kong The rooftop wind turbines generate electricity for some of the lighting, while solar energy is used to heat the clubhouse showers. Recycled rainwater is used for rooftop irrigation. The Skypark was completed in March 2017 and comprises mostly studio and one-bedroom apartments. + New World Development + concrete Via Dezeen Images via concrete

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Moffett Place High Garden is a lush rooftop park that replaces an underused parking deck in Silicon Valley

March 25, 2016 by  
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Olson Kundig-designed lush public park hides itself in plain sight – on the ninth floor of a department store in South Korea

August 21, 2015 by  
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Transbay Center: San Francisco is Building the Future of Public Transportation Beneath a 5.4-Acre Rooftop Park

July 8, 2014 by  
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$1.9 billion; 1.5 million square feet; 45 million passengers each year: this is the future of public transportation . When it is completed in 2017, San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center will be the “Grand Central Station of the West Coast,” connecting eight Bay Area counties and the state of California with a total of 11 transit systems – all sheltered beneath a 5.4 acre rooftop park. The modern transit hub is targeting LEED Gold certification with rainwater and greywater recycling systems, natural lighting and ventilation, and an extensive geothermal system – and it will be located just steps away from one of the West Coast’s tallest skyscrapers. Inhabitat recently had a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at this historic project – so put on your hard hat and hit the jump! Read the rest of Transbay Center: San Francisco is Building the Future of Public Transportation Beneath a 5.4-Acre Rooftop Park Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: geothermal , grand central station of the west coast , Green Building , green roof , LEED gold , public transportation , rainwater recycling , Recycled Materials , rooftop park , San Francisco , Sustainable Building , tallest skyscraper , tjpa , transbay terminal , Transbay Transit Center , transit center

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Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects’ New Green-Roofed Tokyo Plaza Features a Dizzying Kaleidoscopic Entrance

May 16, 2013 by  
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San Francisco’s New Transbay Transit Center Sheds Glass Skin to Save $10 Million

April 1, 2013 by  
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