LAAB | J2 Treescape
Hong Kong architects, artists, interior designers, and makers led by Yip Chun Hang and Otto Ng. Our studio designs public space, public art, architecture, and interiors. Our work has been recognized by international awards including Japan Good Design Award Best 100.
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About This Project

Located along the hustle and bustle Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the hottest tourist spots in Hong Kong, Salisbury Treescape is a series of the tree-like canopy that pays tribute to the urban nature along the harbourfront. Stretches from the J2 exit of Tsim Sha Tsui east MTR station to the bus stops at Victoria Dockside, Salisbury Treescape extends the tree canopy along Salisbury Road to form an enchanting streetscape immersed in nature.

 

Built with varying heights to frame a dynamic vista from the escalator, the forest-like structure outside the J2 exit comprises clusters of hexagonal nesting sealed with fritted temper glass cover and timber-fin like screen. The steel branches are carefully computed to support the canopy and are constructed to withstand the typhoon season in Hong Kong. The hexagonal canopy echoes with the spider trees along Salisbury Road while shielding users from heavy rain, blinding sunlight, and scorching summer heat. The stepping roof also drains excessive rainwater in the summer.

 

As people ride up the escalator, they are greeted by the tender light and shadow that shined through the shaded canopy. At night, the dim streetlights reflect on the canopy to create a romantic golden-yellow passage.

 

Often known as one of the densest cities in the world, urban nature is a much-cherished treasure in Hong Kong. Carefully merging architecture with nature, Salisbury Treescape provides an alternative imagination to the future of public infrastructure.

 

這組以樹作景的公共設施,是香港建築團隊LAAB的作品。梳士巴利道上種了幾顆樹頭菜 (Spider Tree), 是馬路旁難得的一道綠色風景。新世界中心的重建計劃保留了這些樹,而它們也成爲了樹景的設計靈感。從尖沙咀的J2 出口一直到Victoria Dockside 外的巴士站,樹景和樹頭菜互相呼應,仿佛是彼此的延續。白天,陽光翻越樹景的枝節,散落在地;晚上,的街燈把整條通道染成金黃。

 

樹景高高低低,像森林裏的樹。六邊形的樹冠遵守了大自然的禮儀,它們共同成長卻不遮擋。雨量高的日子,高低不一的樹冠也能幫忙排走過多的雨水。樹景的骨幹用鋼鐵做成,它們的設計經過精密的計算,堅固的建築足以抵擋颱風的季節。

 

等上車的日子,有時風雨有時晴。冷雨夜,樹景為梳士巴利道撐起一把大傘;盛夏裏,樹景是過路人乘涼的一頂屋簷。

 

Project Team

 

Clients: Highway Department, Kowloon Bus Company, and New World Development Company Limited

Architect & Authorized Person: LAAB Architects

Landscape Architects: James Corner Field Operation, Urbis

Lighting Designer: Lightswitch

M&E Engineer: AECOM

Transport Engineer: HWSPB

Design Structural Engineers: ARUP, EFT Craft, NWFE

Registered Structural Engineer: ARUP

Contractors: NWCON, NWFE, Realfit

 

LAAB Team

 

Core LAABers: Jesse Hao, Michael Cheung, Eugene Tse, Brian Cheung, Ho Tsun Ming, Sherry Fung, Otto Ng, Yip Chun Hang

Supporting LAABers: Anderson Chan, Melody Siu, CK Wong, Kelvin Lam, Catherine Cheng