Adventurous is putting it mildly. Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its latest design for a student residence hall at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The building will be officially completed in 2023 and the project will combine advanced digital design technologies with sustainable construction practices.
But the most spectacular part of this ambitious project is undoubtedly the rooftop walkway that serves as a corridor and will connect the university’s hubs.
Imagine, then, that you’re running late and have to hurry to a pole opposite yours. To solve this problem, given that the area where the giant building will rise is on a slope, the architects will build a “Roofline”, a sort of “central spine” 200 meters long.
Instead, an area like the rooftop that we’re not usually used to using will be vital and the basis of Zaha Hadid Architects’ design. An area accessible to residents, non-residential students and staff during the day where refreshment stands, libraries and other rooms will also arise.
The new plexus was created to accommodate the University’s recent growth, which has increased demand for student residences. Now let’s leave room for the photos so that you too can admire the new project for Hong Kong university students.