DESIGN IDEAS COMPETITION ITA>HK - L'ITALIA AD ORIENTE
Design of a sustainable mixed use district for 25,000 inhabitants, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China (2015)
SENSITIVE URBAN PLATFORMS
Lift, duplicate and increase soil levels, responding to the high urbanization fueling and amplifying
the space equipped and natural relationship.
Create platforms sensitive, raise the horizontal city and engage the vertical city to hold together
the two new units in town: the new city structured between above and below the renewed
Platform to create open spaces and empty the share of urban land as a response to the massive
occupation contemporary construction soil: the system of public park and squares covered and
open, free space continuous and unceasing where you play two road systems, in longitudinal
system of public transport and in developing cross-system local traffic access, the system of
underground parking, and crossing.
Platforms-dialectical trays that hold types and models consolidated city, the garden city, the city of
towers, the linear city, sensitive places reordered which create new combinations and related
architectural and urban conditions, such as horizontal and vertical spatial and morphological
system founding of the new city, experimentation of a social life that inhabit reinstate the
development of the work, activities and experimentation in productive interaction, below places
equipped for the development and production activities of environmental sustainability and above
places equipped for the services of relationship and social assistance, meeting and relationship fun
Three settlement systems are developed strategically to the ground, the city's system of twin
towers to face the existing road crossing territorial system of the city of the extended platform
that invades new territory built on the front channel and the city's system of linear platform
creates the rhythm built on the front of the sea basin.
The platform as surface equipped summarizing energy efficiency and plant the new city raised,
thick containing shafts of water and drainage integrated with horizontal and vertical cables
underneath the pylons, space equipped with integrated cable ducts, area equipped for the
collection and recycling rainwater, equipped space lines of geothermal energy from underground
through the pylons cables, equipped space for housing perimeter of photovoltaic systems,
equipped space of buildings lighter, metal structure prefabrication and efficient, with skylights,
greenhouses, buildings lower from green roofs, tall buildings from roofs with photovoltaic
canopies and photovoltaic roofs of the balconies.
The relationship with water that penetrates and invades the built landscape, builds relationships
and settles totem visual landmark as terminals, lookout towers, clock towers, lighting towers, wind