▼位于中环街角的Aesop歌赋街店，Aesop Gough Street sits on a bustling corner in central Hong Kong
Aesop Gough Street sits on a bustling corner in central Hong Kong. Amongst the fast paced, continually changing nature of the city, Gough Street, our 17th signature store for Aesop, is more about preservation than innovation.
▼店铺三面临街被交汇的街道切割成楔形，present and visible from two thirds of its sides and being a wedge shape cut on the angle by Aberdeen Street
▼街道的景观引入室内的地面景观，the gesture at Gough Street became a ground-scape
▼中央有独立的方形柜台，a central square counter with free standing
Rather than working against it, the first challenge to overcome was to embrace the shape of the site. Being present and visible from two thirds of its sides, and being a wedge shape cut on the angle by Aberdeen Street, a central square counter with free standing, oscillating testing sinks was the solution. The rear wall lends itself to the product, an existing spiral stair is retained. The layout however, relies on the floor being levelled across a 700mm differential, from front, to back. In this case, a glass brick floor is allowed to flourish.
▼后墙与产品陈列融为一体，the rear wall lends itself to the product
▼旋转楼梯，an existing spiral stair is retained
▼玻璃砖，a glass brick floor
As one labours through the stepping streets of Hong Kong, bent over, gasping for oxygen, one finds themselves staring almost exclusively at the ground. The posture of the body acknowledges the gradient of streets in this area, constantly looking at the ground and deciding on which step to take next. It was fitting therefore, that the gesture at Gough Street became a ground-scape.