Young Hong Kong practice triumphs in major regeneration competition
Paul Chan, Secretary for Development for Hong Kong, announced recently that local practice Morphis has won the international design competition for Kai Tak City public realm, part of a significant regeneration project.
Responding to the announcement at the presentation ceremony, Morphis co-founder Mark Blackwell said this is a scheme that will ‘simultaneously transform and unite Kai Tak City’, providing ‘a spectacular riverfront landscape, rooted in the culture of Hong Kong’s diverse community to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle’.
The Morphis ‘Living Roots’ design concept, which triumphed over 89 other competition entries, is inspired by the banyan tree. It is, Mark added, ‘symbolic of the urban jungle growing coherently in time and space, celebrating the local heritage and spirit’.