Salisbury Treescape
Salisbury Road, Hong Kong
2019

Urban treescape that activates the public space

©Otto Ng

Salisbury Treescape is a series of tree-like canopy located at the hustle and bustle of Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Stretches from the J2 exit of Tsim Sha Tsui East MTR station to the bus stop at Victoria Dockside, the canopy extends the spider trees along Salisbury Road to form an enchanting streetscape.

©Otto Ng
©Otto Ng

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 covers and timber-fin-like screens. The steel branches were carefully computed to support the canopy and 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.

©Otto Ng
©Otto Ng

As people ride up the escalator, they are greeted by the tender light and shadow that shine through the shaded canopy. At night, the benevolent streetlights create a romantic golden-yellow passage. Carefully merging public architecture with nature, Salisbury Treescape provides an alternative imagination to the future of public infrastructure.

©Otto Ng
©Otto Ng

Public Space, Architecture, Interior Design

Authorized Person

2019

Highway Department, Kowloon Bus Company, New World Development

James Corner Field Operation, Urbis, Lightswitch, AECOM, HWSPB, ARUP, EFT Craft, NWFE, NWCON, NWFE, Realfit

Otto Ng, Chun Hang Yip, Michael Cheung, Jesse Hao, Ho Tsun Ming, Eugene Cheng, Brian Cheung, Arthur Sze, Erika Fung, Humphrey Keung, Sherry Fung, Catherine Cheng, Anderson Chan, Melody Siu, CK Wong, Kelvin Lam