The Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric

1st Edition

Barrie Shelton, Justyna Karakiewicz, Thomas Kvan

Published August 20, 2014
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9780415746274 - CAT# Y161734
Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

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This book investigates what the history of Hong Kong’s urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism.

The authors describe how the high-rise intensity of Hong Kong came about; how the forest of towers are in fact vertical culs de sac; and how the city might become truly ‘volumetric’ with mixed activities through multiple levels and 3D movement networks incorporating ‘town cubes’ rather than town squares.

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