The project explores the unique spatial character of Hong Kong created by the arrangement of buildings into clusters with repetitive elements and self-similarity, which combined with reflective materials, gives the impression of looking at the city through a kaleidoscope. Located along Sai Yee street in Mong Kok, the site forms a critical connection between Mong Kok East and Mong Kok stations, resulting in high pedestrian activity through the site at an elevated level. Focusing on the experience of the pedestrians moving through, programs are arranged around a series of courtyards, forming clusters that emulate the jagged lines of the residential towers. This repetition of form, combined with the reflective materiality of the protrusions creates a kaleidoscopic effect. Each courtyard houses different functions like amphitheaters, restaurants, and exhibition spaces experienced through movement as a montage composed of direct and reflected scenes from within the building and the city scape outside.
KALEIDOSCOPIC by monisha nasa in United States won the WA Award Cycle 30. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.
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