Conference Lodge @ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The site is situated beautifully at the far end of the Main Campus of the University, facing the seashore without any visual obstruction.
The site is a 1,680sq.m linear site with North-South Orientation, planning with 8 storey of total GFA 6,950 sq.m.
The Design Synopsis
The linear site originally fosters a linear narrow architectural block with a juxtaposition gesture. However, the 180 degree sea view fosters a stronger Superimposition setting by opening up the architectural massing to create a central void for both airiness and openness as well as creating a strong visual linkage around the interior of the Lodge.
The architectural superimposition is conceived as a Herbal Chest, whilst the Guest Rooms are conceived as Vertical Cubes randomly displayed around the major elevation facing north.