New Central Harbourfront Site 3

Shaping Hong Kong’s New Central Harbourfront by Benoy




New Central Harbourfront Site 3
Image © Benoy

Benoy’s urban design team has created a series of initial ideas to spark conversation and promote innovative thinking for the future of Hong Kong’s New Central Harbourfront Site 3.

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
Image © Benoy

An area which spans from Jardine House to the Central Ferry Piers, and is part of the government’s new Central Harbourfront initiative.

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
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While commercially driven, the planning brief for the redevelopment of Site 3 offers the opportunity to maximise public benefit for citizens and visitors to Hong Kong.

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
Image © Benoy

The team at Benoy studied the planning brief and analysed the basics of the site, including key constraints and existing uses, to conceptualise a range of solutions with input from BuroHappold Engineering.

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
Image © Benoy

Three of these concepts are represented by the thematic code names ‘Urban Forest’, ‘Glacier’ and ‘Coral Reef’.

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
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“Each solution has different characteristics, but all respond to the need for connectivity, activity and a rich mix of uses within the plot,” explained Simon Bee, Global Design Director at Benoy. “

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
Image © Benoy

The concepts offer an early representation of how Site 3 might be transformed to become a new waterfront destination that is an accessible, attractive public place, but also commercially viable.

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
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We hope to encourage the design and development community in Hong Kong to push the planning brief to its full potential.”

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
Image © Benoy

These illustrations were recently unveiled at an event organised by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) with support from Benoy, BuroHappold and non-profit organisation Designing Hong Kong. Source and images, Courtesy of Benoy.

New Central Harbourfront Site 3
Image © Benoy

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