Growing Up

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Small Architecture, Winner in Landscape Architecture / Installations & structures
Firm LocationHong Kong, Hong Kong
CompanyNew Office Works
Lead ArchitectPaul Tse, Evelyn Ting
ClientWest Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Just as the process of growing trees requires good soil, so the process of growing culture requires a strong foundation of collective memories of the city. Growing Up is a pavilion located in the West Kowloon Cultural District, which captures the everyday elements fundamental to Hong Kong, embedding and cultivating them within the fabric of a soon-to-be-major arts and cultural centre. A large sloped roof is supported by timber columns that, like the seedlings in the adjacent nursery park, grow from an intimate human scale to the harbour scale.