Hong Kong Design Institute
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How can a place on the one hand achieve an ambition of synergy aiming at the harmonization of sectors linked to design and on the other hand express the identity of each specialty? How can it open up to the outside world while preserving the exclusivity and intellectual protection required to produce the best design? How can we build a building for a trendy institution without associating it with a category?
For this, the institute must offer an “infrastructure” capable of producing design and linking it to the outside world. “The blank page, where it all begins…” symbolizes the new Hong Kong Institute of Design. The elevation of the Institute makes it possible to transform the base into a large public space for interaction and exchange of ideas, an urban space whose key function is to promote meetings, relaxation and provide a natural green space. Connectivity to the city therefore seems almost natural. The “pillars of education” are incorporated into the complex. They house the classrooms and carry the institute. They come together to blend into the "aerial city" which offers services and quieter places. The Design Institute thus includes operational components between heaven and earth.
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