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，泛黄的街燈把整條通道染成金黃。
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
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