Wendy W Fok, of WE-DESIGNS.ORG, with Steven Ma & Dominik Strzelec, has won Second Place for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Hong Kong Bridge Facilities International Competition for the Open Group.
Transient and ephemeral by nature and aesthetics, the transitional energy “ephemeral roof exchange” represents the trilateral relationship between the borders of Hong Kong, Macao, and Zhuhai, where the iconic design becomes a symbol of the intermediary relation between land and sky.
Bringing together a fusion of technological, economical, and cultural entities, and combining a public free space into a unified secure zone between Hong Kong, Macao, and Zhuhai, the “ephemeral roof exchange” becomes an interactive connection point and node which extends its use as a pivotal point of interaction for the three points of entry, while establishing itself for future new developments in and around the area of the site.
Through readapting the original site, the three-point access system creates an entry diversion that is iconic from the aerial perspective—for the viewing pleasure of visitors arriving into and departing from the Fosters designed airport—while, in parallel, delivers an architectural phenomena and dramatic arrival through the each monumental entry and departure exchange points of the site. The formal dispatch of the design is inspired by the iconic and indigenous Bauhinia blakeana of Hong Kong, which subsequently sets a stage for future thematic concep...