Urban Rafts wins “ITA>HK – L’Italia ad Oriente – Architettura italiana ad Hong Kong” competition


Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo

The competition is sponsored by the National Council of Architects and AIA Hong Kong for cooperation and for the development of cultural exchanges and joint professional activities, was signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Italian architects and architects Chinese Hong Kong.

Urban Rafts
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The Rehabilitation of the filling for the treatment of waste water and its conversion to technology center and residential mixed-use, experimental hub for sustainable water reuse, providing  the use of the most advanced technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels and systems drainage capable of providing clean energy and prevention of the territory.

Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo

The settlement of “rafts court auto-sustainable” volumetrically composed by “macro courts” overlayed and defragmented to a different heights provides new spaces and a direct relationship between the urban landscape and the sea.

Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo

A diffuse city that intends to create a Publics Space Strategy  and Social Life in straight connection with the river and fishing, green areas and agriculture, recovering a relationship between the terrestrial and marine biodiversity.

Urban Rafts
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It’s an economy based on the sustainable use of natural resources, promoting the development of a multicultural community integrated with the recovery of local traditions.

Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo

The architecture by “rafts” and “courts” “becomes urban planning strategy in the making of an open process, dynamic, structured by levels of intervention.

Urban Rafts
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A system equipped park in pilework  structure on water generates open spaces public-private it’s integrated whit agriculture vegetation, gardens, roof gardens and parks.

Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo

The Urban Mobility provides several alternative forms of soft mobility such as using taxi boats and private boats, pedestrian paths and urban alternative and a cableway system. Source by Gianluca Vosa.

Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo

Location: Hong Kong, China
Architects: Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo
Team Leader: Gianluca Vosa
Promoters: Ordine Degli Architetti P. P. C. della Provincia di Napoli, LOA Laboratorio Oltre l’Architettura
Partnership: Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori d’Italia, American Institute of Architects Hong Kong, AIA Hong Kong School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Support: Consolato Generale di Italia di Hong Kong, Macao Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Hong Kong and Macao Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design – HKIUD INARCH National Institute of Architecture and EXPO Milan 2015
Year: 2015
Images: Courtesy of Gianluca Vosa

Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo
Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo
Urban Rafts
Image © Gianluca Vosa, Claudio Persico, Raffaella Napolano, Vincenzo Matarazzo

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