Situated behind Kwun Tong Promenade and set within the industrial area, Hoi Bun Road Park is read as an urban sanctuary in a dense district. Flanked by the Flyover of Kwun Tong Bypass and the major traffic road, this urban park works as a connector that mediates a piece of nature in the midst of the city fabric and as a promenade that allows the pedestrian flow by bridging the inner city to the waterfront.
▼项目概览，overall view of the project ©iMAGE28
公园被繁忙的车道围绕著，再加附近一条贯穿东九龙区的架空高速公路，如何使公园建成后既不受交通噪音的影响，同时又能保持公共空间应有的通透性，为建筑师带来挑战。方案中，将建筑群以弧形佈局安放在北面边界位置，让公园向海滨打开，再配合茂密的乔木，包裹著公园的核心空间 — 位于公园中央的公共绿地。这一手法既能有效过滤来自车道的嘈杂声，同时又成为公园美丽的布景。游人躺在大草坪上，无论是独自放松身心，或与朋友家人畅谈，分享生活点滴，都能感到忙里偷闲的惬意。
The cluster of service buildings and shelters, as a metaphor of traditional city blocks in miniature, embodies the green oasis in the form of a circular lawn which functions as multipurpose gathering space for the outdoor theatre. The structures are regarded as pavilions, situated on the garden edge to screen off the busy street as well as to manifest a theatre backdrop for the central lawn. Openings are designed at the screening structures to create dialogue between the tranquil park and the street outside.
▼北侧沿街建筑外观，external view of the buildings along the street on the north ©iMAGE28
▼中央公共绿地，central public lawn ©iMAGE28
除中央草地外，公园的佈局设计还透过半开半掩的凉亭和栏栅，创造出不同主题的空间：有静态的观景园圃， 户外休憩区，亦有动态的健身园，和多用途活动空间等, 让不同需要的人总能够在这里找到属于自己的角落，享受宜人时光。
By carefully placing transparent screens and trellis within the park, different outdoor rooms of various characters are defined to allow the public to sit, to play and to enjoy the leisure at all times: Numerous activities varying from family gatherings at sitting-out areas, music busking at pavilions, elderlies working-out at fitness areas, photo shooting of the magnificent sunset views at the blossoming garden, to holding events at the multi-purpose plaza.
▼环绕绿地的凉廊，covered corridor around the lawn ©iMAGE28
▼座椅和运动设施，seatings and sport facilities ©iMAGE28
Existing trees were preserved with insertion of the required programme surrounded. Layers created by old trees and newly built architecture in the blossoming garden interlaced together to generate semi-open and permeable living spaces within the park.
▼新建建筑外观，external view of the newly built architecture ©iMAGE28
▼保留树木与建筑对话，dialogue between the remained trees and the building ©iMAGE28
▼无障碍坡道，barrier-free ramp ©iMAGE28
▼从条形开窗看向中央绿地，view to the central lawn through the ribbon window ©iMAGE28
▼洗手池，玻璃砖引入柔和的阳光，wash basin, glass bricks bringing in softened sunlight ©iMAGE28
▼总平面图，site plan ©ArchSD
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan ©ArchSD
Project Name: The Urban Sanctuary – Hoi Bun Road Park
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design Year: 2018
Completion Year: 2021
Leader designer & Team: Thomas Wan (Chief Architect); Edward Wong (Senior Architect); Selah Au (Architect); Hugo Ma (Architectural Assistant)
Project location: Hoi Bun Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Gross Built Area: 9300m2
Photo Credits: iMAGE28
Structural Engineering: ArchSD
Building Services Engineering: ArchSD
Main Contractor: JUNIC construction Limited
Clients: Leisure and Culture Services Department
Brands / Products: Neolith; Formica; Simonin SAS; Seves Glassblock