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City Speak 2008 - Vincent Ng - Designing for Vibrancy


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City Speak 2008 - Vincent Ng - Designing for Vibrancy

  1. 1. Designing for Vibrancy Vincent Ng , HKIA Director, AGC Design Limited Member, Hong Kong Urban Design Alliance Member, Harbourfront Enhancement Committee
  2. 2. Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Kowloon Tsing Yi Hong Kong Island Western Harbour West Kowloon Island West Central, Wan Chai, Causeway bay Kowloon Central Kowloon East Island East
  3. 3. Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
  4. 4. 缺乏文娛活動與機建設施的佔領 Lack of Leisure Activities & Domination by Infrastructure Use Wan Chai & Causeway Bay Harbour-front
  5. 5. 香港的海濱 Hong Kong’s Harbour-front
  6. 6. 香港的海濱 Hong Kong’s Harbour-front
  7. 7. 香港的海濱 Hong Kong’s Harbour-front
  8. 8. 香港的海濱 Hong Kong’s Harbour-front
  9. 9. 香港的海濱 Hong Kong’s Harbour-front
  10. 10. 香港的海濱 Hong Kong’s Harbour-front
  11. 11. 香港的海濱 Hong Kong’s Harbour-front
  12. 12. Victoria Harbour and its Waterfront Areas Vision, Mission & Planning Principles 維多利亞港及其海旁地帶 理想、使命及規劃原則
  13. 13. 活力 之港 港人 之港 海港規劃理想 Victoria Harbour: Vision A Harbour of Life A Harbour for People To enhance Victoria Harbour and its harbour-front areas to become an attractive, vibrant, accessible and sustainable world-class asset:
  14. 14. 海港規劃使命 Victoria Harbour: Mission To realize the vision of Victoria Harbour through effective and balanced utilization of land and marine resources having regard to the Harbour Planning Principles and subject to an open and transparent public engagement process. 朝氣 蓬勃 Vibrant Attractive 可持續發展的世界級資產 Sustainable World-class Assets 暢達 Accessible 富吸引力
  15. 15. 原則 1 : 保存維多利亞港作為香港市民的天然、公眾和經濟資產 Principle 1: Preserving Victoria Harbour 原則 2 : 及早和持續地讓社會人士參與維港工作 Principle 2: Stakeholder Engagement 原則 3 : 可持續發展的海港 Principal 3: Sustainable Development 原則 4 : 世界級海港的綜合規劃 Principle 4: Integrated Planning 原則 5 : 維多利亞港作為香港的標誌 Principle 5: Proactive Harbour Enhancement 原則 6 : 朝氣蓬勃的海港 Principle 6: Vibrant Harbour 原則 7 : 交通暢達的海港 Principle 7: Accessible Harbour 原則 8 : 盡量增闢公眾可以享用的地方 Principle 8: Public Enjoyment 海港規劃原則 Harbour Planning Principles
  16. 16. <ul><li>To elaborate in more detail the intentions and requirements of the Harbour Planning Principles (HPPs) </li></ul><ul><li>a comprehensive checklist for use by relevant stakeholders (project proponents, public officers, advisory bodies, professional bodies, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>To guide the sustainable planning, preservation, development and management of the Victoria Harbour and its harbour-front areas. </li></ul>H arbour P lanning G uidelines
  17. 17. H arbour P lanning G uidelines <ul><li>Public Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Landuse Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Design </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Linkage </li></ul><ul><li>Land Formation </li></ul><ul><li>Harbourfront Management </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary Landuses </li></ul>
  18. 18. L and Use Planning <ul><li>Diversity of Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation and Leisure Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Open Space </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure and Utility Installations </li></ul>
  19. 19. D iversity of Uses <ul><li>Encourage use to promote vibrancy </li></ul><ul><li>Diversify to enhance public enjoyment </li></ul><ul><li>Open space/ retail/ dining/ recreation/ leisure/ cultural/ tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Review land use and development density of uncommitted sites in the harbourfront areas to check compliance with HPPs </li></ul><ul><li>Discourage: cargo handling areas/ maintenance depots/ pumping station </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate these outside the inner core of Victoria Harbour </li></ul>
  20. 20. R ecreation and Leisure Uses <ul><li>Create public space for active and passive recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Landbased and water based recreation activities should be encouraged </li></ul>
  21. 21. O pen Space <ul><li>Connect inland and harbourfront open space to increase visual and physical permeability </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate open space with waterfront promenades/ ferry pier/ landing steps/ retail/ dining to create a focal point </li></ul><ul><li>Waterfront promenade of adequate width for strolling, jogging, pedestrian circulation, street furniture, tree planting and landscaping & reserve for utility installation </li></ul>
  22. 22. O pen Space <ul><li>Use vacant land for temporary public open space </li></ul><ul><li>Focal feature in open space and public realm for identity </li></ul><ul><li>Development site to set back for waterfront promenade </li></ul>
  23. 23. C ultural Heritage <ul><li>Buildings/ structure/ areas/ places of historical significant or cultural value should be preserved in the most appropriate manner </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounding development or redevelopment should be compatible in nature and scale with these heritage features </li></ul>
  24. 24. C ultural Heritage
  25. 25. C ultural Heritage <ul><li>Encourage provision of activities which conserve and sustain the cultural heritage </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Heritage walking trail/ leisure boat ride </li></ul>
  26. 26. I nfrastructure & Utility Installation <ul><li>A void infrastructure and utility installation along harbourfront </li></ul><ul><li>M inimize impact if inevitable due to operational reason </li></ul>
  27. 27. 上環 雨水抽水站 Sheung Wan Stormwater Pumping Station Existing Initial Design Final Design
  28. 28. U rban Design <ul><li>Development Density </li></ul><ul><li>Building Height </li></ul><ul><li>Landmark </li></ul><ul><li>Permeability </li></ul><ul><li>Streetscape Design </li></ul>
  29. 29. D evelopment Density <ul><li>Lower development density to provide human scale environment </li></ul>
  30. 30. B uilding Height <ul><li>Gradation of height profile </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity in building mass and varying building height to promote visual interest </li></ul>Wall building should be avoided
  31. 31. L andmark <ul><li>Victoria Harbour is an important landmark </li></ul><ul><li>Setting and character should be preserved </li></ul><ul><li>Excessively tall built developments are undesirable </li></ul>Excessively tall building Excessively tall building
  32. 32. P ermeability <ul><li>Articulate building mass and disposition to allow visual permeability </li></ul><ul><li>Small footprint, avoid podium </li></ul><ul><li>AVA </li></ul><ul><li>Allow view corridors to/ from harbour/ ridgelines/ peaks </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve views from Victoria Peak to Victoria Harbour </li></ul>
  33. 33. S treetscape Design <ul><li>Active street frontage with street activities </li></ul><ul><li>Shopfronts bars and café encouraged </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with pedestrian promenade </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid blank walls </li></ul>
  34. 34. S treetscape Design <ul><li>High quality street furniture, paving and public art/ sculpture, clear signage </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting features to enhance theme of harbourfront area </li></ul>
  35. 36. E ncourage Access to water...
  36. 37. Thank You