Bohemian Garden is one of the two rooftop gardens in K11 MUSEA. LAAB designed the architecture in collaboration with James Corner Field Operation for the landscape, Speirs Major for the lightings, and Monstrum for the playgrounds.
Connecting Level 5 to the rooftop Bohemian Garden, the Arches combine the escalator with natural elements to offer a unique transition between indoor and outdoor. Composed of branch-like columns that weave together to form a covered archway, the structure will, as time passes, be taken by ivy, creating a stunning living structure.
A forest-like canopy covering the Elephant Ground, an outdoor cafe, the Hexagons are a meticulously crafted network of asymmetrical geometric shapes that nest together to form a unique honeycomb structure. With its off-center columns and natural overhead landscape, the Hexagons create spaces of various sizes to cater to small gatherings and nurture communal activities. On sunny days, the hexagons provide shades for visitors. When it rains, the water funnels down and get drained away.
Echoing the shape of the Bohemian Garden Lawn, the Ovals are a twin canopy that hovers above the children’s playground and performance space. To complement their surroundings, the oval-like arches will slowly become wrapped in ivy, ultimately becoming a living part of the garden landscape. During summertime, a fine water mist creates a pleasant, cooling environment for visitors underneath the canopy.
Architecture, Public Space, Interior Design
New World Development
James Corner Field Operation, Speirs Major, Eckersley O’Callaghan, Monstrum, Ronald Lu & Partners, Urbis, Arup, WSP
Otto Ng, Sherry Fung, Ming Ho, Yinlih Tham, Joseph Yu, Jesse Hao, Minjung Kim, Catherine Cheng, Kelvin Lam, Yip Chun Hang