West Kowloon Cultural District Proposal

Hong Kong, China

Team Members: Pouya Goshayeshi, Ahmad Goshayeshi, Joanna Lam

The public opinion on high density urban city is wrongly related to lack of green spaces. Public believe good living environment is outside of dense urban city where this utopia reside in country side. It’s been over two decades that contemporary vertical gardens show its face in exterior and interior of the buildings using felt system, panelized living wall, or module living pods. These living green system raised questions what is the bio-diversity effect on human health in different ways. The studies show not only they have a positive effect on replenishing oxygen; also the green wall reduce urban heat island effect, provide better wall isolation that reduce energy consumption, and have positive psychological effect on people.This pavilion wants to shift public opinion and embed a new idea where community should take initiatives to create green space in our vertical urban city and open up a discussion about the effect of vertical garden in everyones life.

Structure:

This pavilion is made of columns where series of linear straight pipes of bamboos are connecting two rings. These linear structures are rotated along the ring that create tree structure shape, “trunks”, where all the membranes are straight. Felt system is connect to these linear structure where plants such as Boston Ivy, different flower species, Australian Veggie, and Moss are hosted. There is a description on each trunk to how to grow and maintain each plant. There are incandescent lights around and between the rings at top that illuminate the structure at night. The composition of these plants along with natural bamboo structure create a colorful inviting feeling for the community.