String Of Pearls – An EcoLivable Hong Kong Harbour Revitalisation Proposal

String of Pearls

Victoria Harbour EcoLivable Necklace

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Imagine a “String of Pearls” floating necklace of cycle and walkways, an esplanade of attractions, carefully sowed around the harbour.

Associated with the #HongKongSpin wheel, podium and biomes at #WKCD, we propose a “#StringOfPearls”, a necklace of floating walkways, cyclepaths and PRT pod routes around both harbour edges: reconnecting the city back to the waterfront via dedicated green corridors, reconnecting people with the harbour and bringing its often desolate, under-used shores back to vibrant life.

Imagine a seamless trip, by foot, bike or PRT pod from Hong Kong island’s Kennedy Town to Kwun Tong in Kowloon to visit a new Bruce Lee museum?

How better to add value for both visitors and residents alike?

The “Pearls” – such facilities could include playgrounds, parks, yoga spaces, public pools, marinas, pavilions, water gardens, arbours, performance & concert spaces, baby biomes, outdoor cinemas, art galleries, museums, cafes, bars, restaurants and retail kiosks, cycle-stops with showers and changerooms, bikeparks (all powered & watered by Hong Kong #EcoLivable City Initiative renewable energy marine solar and wind farms).

Here’s how this idea is being demonstrated in part for London, Singapore, Portland & Brisbane, but in separate examples (while our proposals & links/attractions would be much more integrated, diverse, natural and meandering – to better match their stunning waterside setting and Chinese Feng Shui design principles – along with the Asynsis #FormFollowsFlow #DaoOfDesign paradigm).

So why not a PPP with MTR and private developers, under the auspices of the Harbourfront Authority?

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Global Waterside References

Global Waterside References

Sketch Paths, Pavilons, Pont

Sketch Paths, Pavilons, Pont

Pearl Attractor

Pearl Attractor

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Architect+Designer, Complexity geometer, Sustainability advocate, TED.com speaker, Asynsis principle: More 4 Less, Form follows Flow

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