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Designing Kong Kong: Tsim Sha Tsui terminus design illustrations

  1. 1. Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus A vital transportation hub in one of HK’s most scenic spots
  2. 2. Tsim Sha Tsui deserves a world class transport interchange <ul><li>With the decision to keep a bus terminus at the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, the challenge is to design a transport interchange which is commuter-friendly and well-integrated with Hong Kong’s most popular section of the waterfront along Victoria Harbour. </li></ul><ul><li>To respond to this challenge, we have asked OTC, a Hong Kong based firm with global experience in intermodal terminal design, to review the existing plans* and to propose alternative directions. The following illustrations are not final designs but concepts for development. Enjoy the show and let us know what you think. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Zimmerman </li></ul><ul><li>CEO, Designing Hong Kong Limited </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>* The deadline for comments on gazette notice 5862 under the Roads Ordinance regarding the construction of the turnaround at Salisbury Road and Canton Road is 8 November 2011. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1916 Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier And covered walkways to connect with other transport
  4. 4. 1950 Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier Now with a terminus for buses, taxis and private cars
  5. 5. 1974: Star Ferry PTI already in place 1968 Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus as we know it today Only the buses have changed © Larry Rudolf
  6. 6. Today Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus A transport convenience and a run-down eyesore WHAT TO DO?
  7. 7. The existing terminus provides convenient intermodal transportation service and sheltered access between ferries, buses and taxis, but it is too big, run down, blocks the views and little space is left for pedestrians as sidewalks are overcrowded. Existing arrangements: The Eyesore Terminus
  8. 8. Cancelled Scheme: The Empty Piazza The piazza scheme now cancelled by the government would have removed the eyesore and created space for pedestrians. It would also have broken up the transportation hub by moving the bus terminus to TST East, inconveniencing commuters.
  9. 9. The proposed scheme In response to objections by District Councils, the Transport Department decided to keep the bus terminus, but to change the layout to keep some of the open space. The new scheme is a bad compromise unbecoming of Hong Kong’s popular waterfront. Proposed Scheme: The Bad Compromise
  10. 10. The proposed scheme will increase the visual clutter of the terminus and will make it far less convenient, with bus stops spread out as far as 200m from the ferry terminal, no shelter, and reduced width of the pavement at Star House and the Cultural Center. 200m Proposed Scheme: The Bad Compromise Bus Drop-Off
  11. 11. TST deserves a world-class transport interchange. The TST waterfront is our most popular tourist destination, and is Hong Kong’s favorite viewing platform along Victoria Harbour for events and fireworks. We can do better than a bad compromise. ? Proposed Scheme: The Bad Compromise
  12. 12. Alternative 1 creates an opportunity for an iconic design and offers convenient connections between bus, taxi and ferry. It offers better circulation, better public open space, and shelter from the elements. Alternative 1: The Iconic Terminus
  13. 13. Alternative 2 relocates the bus and taxi zones below street level and vastly improves the views of the harbour, surrounding open spaces and buildings by making the vehicles virtually “invisible”. Alternative 2: The Invisible Terminus
  14. 14. Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus Existing Arrangements “ The Eyesore Terminus”
  15. 15. Site Plan Existing Arrangements – “The Eyesore Terminus” LCSD Parking <ul><li>All transport close together </li></ul><ul><li>Good weather protection </li></ul><ul><li>Good vehicle circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Historic </li></ul><ul><li>Views blocked </li></ul><ul><li>Tight pedestrian space </li></ul><ul><li>Run down </li></ul><ul><li>Bus stop too big </li></ul><ul><li>Idling private vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>LCSD parking in pedestrian zone </li></ul>2m 3m 8m
  16. 16. Bird’s Eye View North Existing Arrangements – “The Eyesore Terminus”
  17. 17. View from 1881 Corner Existing Arrangements – “The Eyesore Terminus”
  18. 18. View Approaching from Canton Road Existing Arrangements – “The Eyesore Terminus”
  19. 19. View Approaching from Ocean Terminal Existing Arrangements – “The Eyesore Terminus”
  20. 20. Bird’s Eye View East Existing Arrangements – “The Eyesore Terminus”
  21. 21. Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus Transport Department’s New Scheme “ The Bad Compromise”
  22. 22. Site Plan TD’s New Scheme – “The Bad Compromise” <ul><li>Space for piazza in front of Star Ferry </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller terminus compared to today </li></ul><ul><li>Buses and taxis far from Star Ferry </li></ul><ul><li>No weather protection </li></ul><ul><li>Views blocked and long line of buses along Salisbury Road </li></ul><ul><li>Even less space for pedestrians near Canton Road </li></ul><ul><li>Tight circulation near Cultural Center </li></ul><ul><li>No provision for taxi recirculation </li></ul><ul><li>No opportunity for iconic design </li></ul><ul><li>LCSD parking in pedestrian zone </li></ul>6m 3m 2m LCSD Parking
  23. 23. TD Scheme TD’s New Scheme – “The Bad Compromise”
  24. 24. View from 1881 Corner TD’s New Scheme – “The Bad Compromise”
  25. 25. View Approaching from Canton Road TD’s New Scheme – “The Bad Compromise”
  26. 26. View Approaching from Ocean Terminal TD’s New Scheme – “The Bad Compromise”
  27. 27. Bird’s Eye View North TD’s New Scheme – “The Bad Compromise”
  28. 28. Bird’s Eye View East TD’s New Scheme – “The Bad Compromise”
  29. 29. Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus Alternative 1 “ The Iconic Terminus”
  30. 30. Site Plan Alternative 1: “The Iconic Terminus” <ul><li>All modes close together </li></ul><ul><li>Good weather protection </li></ul><ul><li>Good vehicle recirculation </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller terminus compared to today </li></ul><ul><li>Improved pedestrian access from Canton Road and in front of 1881 </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-plaza near SF terminal </li></ul><ul><li>LCSD parking relocated outside pedestrian area </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for iconic design </li></ul><ul><li>Although improved, some views remain blocked by vehicles </li></ul>LCSD Parking 7m 8m 6m
  31. 31. Bird’s Eye View North Alternative 1: “The Iconic Terminus”
  32. 32. View from 1881 Corner Alternative 1: “The Iconic Terminus”
  33. 33. View Approaching from Canton Road Alternative 1: “The Iconic Terminus”
  34. 34. View Approaching from Ocean Terminal Alternative 1: “The Iconic Terminus”
  35. 35. In this bus and tram terminus in Braunschweig, Germany, a light, tall canopy provides weather protection and iconic design. Note the limited use of kerbs to improve accessibility and convenience. © Manuel Draijer, Flicker Alternative 1: “The Iconic Terminus”
  36. 36. In this bus and tram terminus in Braunschweig, Germany, a light, tall canopy provides excellent protection and iconic design . Note the limited use of kerbs to improve accessibility and convenience. Alternative 1: “The Iconic Terminus”
  37. 37. Bird’s Eye View East In Hong Kong, we too can design a user-friendly and iconic bus and taxi terminus! Alternative 1: “The Iconic Terminus”
  38. 38. Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus Alternative 2 “ The Invisible Terminus”
  39. 39. Site Plan (Street Level) Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus” LCSD Parking 3m 8m 16m
  40. 40. Site Plan (Below Grade) <ul><li>All modes close together </li></ul><ul><li>Good weather protection </li></ul><ul><li>Good vehicle recirculation </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller PTI compared to today </li></ul><ul><li>Improved pedestrian access from Canton Road </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-plaza near SF terminal </li></ul><ul><li>LCSD parking relocated outside pedestrian area </li></ul><ul><li>Open views at street level </li></ul><ul><li>More costly to build </li></ul>Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  41. 41. Bird’s Eye View North Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  42. 42. View from 1881 Corner Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  43. 43. View Approaching from Canton Road Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  44. 44. View Approaching from Ocean Terminal Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  45. 45. The Shiliupu bus terminus in Shanghai, south Bund, improves the waterfront by removing buses from street level with two levels of underground bus bays. Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  46. 46. The Shiliupu bus terminus in Shanghai, south Bund, improves the waterfront by removing buses from street level with two levels of underground bus bays. Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  47. 47. At Principe Pio train and Metro station in Madrid, two levels of bus bays are completely underground, opening up a people-friendly plaza at street level while providing excellent convenience to connecting passengers. Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  48. 48. At Principe Pio train and Metro station in Madrid, two levels of bus bays are completely underground, opening up a people-friendly plaza at street level while providing excellent convenience to connecting passengers. Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  49. 49. At Union Station in Denver, Colorado, buses are moved from street level to an underground station, improving the urban environment while providing excellent convenience to passengers. Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  50. 50. Bird’s Eye View East Why not spend more and create a bus terminus underground in Hong Kong’s most iconic and scenic location? Alternative 2: “The Invisible Terminus”
  51. 51. Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Terminus The larger Issue Can we make public transport facilities at the waterfront invisible all along Victoria Harbour?

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